Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at for all the latest!

“Mess-tival” will be the theme for the next OSL Summer Blast—an evening of food, fun and games, and outdoor worship. Last month’s rainstorm didn’t deter Summer Blasters at all, but it did cause the Third Annual OSL Car and Motorcycle Show to be moved to this month’s Blast, so be sure to come over and check out the classic vehicles! The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Bring a friend!
“This Changes Everything,” Lutherans Outdoors Day Camp, will be at OSL July 9 through 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. NeSoDak staff will bring Bible study, games, worship, arts and crafts, and more. There will be a pizza party kick-off on July 8 at 5:00 p.m., with the final program on July 12 at 2:30 p.m. Register at or in The Gathering Place. Cost: $50 per student. Friends are welcome.
Wellness Wednesdays in the Park will continue through July 25 at 9:00 a.m. at Lower Tuthill Park shelter and playground. (The group will relocate to OSL in case of inclement weather.) These informal discussions are for all ages and stages—come as your summer schedule allows—and will begin with a short scripture reflection followed by conversation. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson ( or 336-2942, ext. 28) or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 49, or
The next Footcare Clinic will be on Wednesday, July 11, in the Caring Ministries area. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to schedule your appointment with a Sanford footcare nurse. Footcare Clinics are held at OSL on the first Wednesdays of each month. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 28, or

A Little Further Out...

The OSL Library’s Summer One Church One Read title will be Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Be sure to check out a copy in the Library, then join the discussion on Sept. 23 in the Conference Room.
This summer’s OSL Children’s Night at Thunder Road will be July 29, from 4:00 to 7:00. Everyone with a child through fifth grade is welcome to bring the entire family! Just say you’re with Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Children’s to get special priced $4.50 one-attraction one-time tickets or two times in batting cage, tilt-a-whirl, or laser maze. Children age five and under may mini-golf free with a paying adult. Come and go as you wish, getting as many tickets as your family wants.
This summer’s OSL Day at the Parks is scheduled for Aug. 12! Come for worship at the McKennan Park Bandshell at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting, then plan to spend the afternoon at the Birdcage as the Sioux Falls Canaries host the Fargo Moorhead Redhawks. Pr. Randy will throw out the first pitch! Game time is 1:05 p.m. Tickets are available for $8 per person at the Information Center or in the Church Office.
This summer’s OSL’s Organ Recital Series will return in July. Recitals will be held on Wednesdays, from 12:15 to 12:44 p.m., followed by a light lunch ($7 per person). Here is the schedule:
• July 18: David Lim, Bethlehem Lutheran, Bayport, Minn.;
• July 25: Michael Rathke, St. John’s Lutheran, LeMars, Iowa;
• Aug. 1: Marilyn Schempp, Our Savior’s;
• Aug. 8: Mary Newton, St. Barnabas Lutheran, Plymouth, Minn.;
• Aug. 15: Zachary Brockhoff, First Lutheran, Sioux Falls.
This summer’s OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will meet at Strawbale Winery, 47215 257th St., Renner (just 12 miles from OSL) on Thursday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening in the country listening to live music and sampling from Skipping Stone Pizza or Kabab King food trucks. Parking is $5 per person, $10 for a carload. Grab some friends and a couple of chairs and travel together! Sign up at the Information Center or contact Norma Steinocker, 261-6099 or
Reading Rocks!, the OSL Library’s summer reading program, will run through Aug. 5. Each day they check out items, children through adults will receive a treat and submit their checkout receipt into a contest to determine which child, youth, and adult read the most books during the nine-week program. The Library will track and display the number of books read throughout the summer.

Opportunities and Things to Note...

OSL supports the Food To You Mobile Food Pantry by donating various food items throughout the year, which will be used by local families in need. The food item for July will be macaroni and cheese. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Even as people are traveling and vacationing this summer, OSL continues its commitment to Meals on Wheels. Can you help deliver meals on some open days in July and much of August? If you can, contact Sandy Garnas, 338-5440. Training is provided for first-time volunteers in this important ministry!
This summer’s There are opportunities for Caring Friends at Bethany Meadows, Brandon; Morgan Lane Village, Tea; Good Samaritan Center, Canton; and Edgewood Vista, Covington Care Center, and Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls. Caring Friends expands OSL’s visitation program to members who are homebound or are in nursing homes or care facilities. Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or, to learn more about how you can participate in this important ministry!
Connect faith to everyday life by being one of 25 OSL volunteers who will help to serve breakfast at the Banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Sign up at the Information Center, or call Jon Voight, 334-8410 or 323-9591.
This summer’s Noisy Offering will be given to two agencies that are making an impact in the lives of children in our community: the Hope Coalition and Project SOS–Supply Our Students. The Hope Coalition is determined to make preschool accessible for all children, and Supply Our Students is working to provide every student with the necessary school supplies. Thank you for your generous support, and thank you to OSL kids, who play an important role in making the Noisy Offering happen each week.
As a site for the Summer Food Service Program, OSL will be open through Aug. 17 for children through age 18 to enjoy free, nutritious lunches, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Parents, babysitters, or caring adults should accompany their children. There’s no sign-up, no forms, and no requirements. All are welcome. Questions? Pr. Sami, or 336-2942, ext. 12.

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