Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at oslchurch.com for all the latest!
“At the Hop” will be the theme for this year’s inaugural Summer Blast—an evening of food, fun and games, and outdoor worship—this Wednesday, June 13. Come dance to the music of Mogen’s Heroes, listen to an entertaining “God Talk,” and enjoy the Third Annual OSL Car and Motorcycle Show. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. Bring a friend!
Planning to show your prized possession at the Third Annual OSL Car and Motorcycle Show? Be sure Pr. Tim knows your intention: firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 19.
Have supper at the 41st Street Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, June 13, and help out OSL youth! From 5:00 to 8:00 that evening, OSL students will receive tips and 10% of proceeds, to go toward youth summer trips. Thanks for supporting OSL youth, and thanks to Pizza Ranch for their support!
Come join in Middle School Countdown, this Wednesday, June 13, counting down to the Summer Blast with an afternoon of fun, games, service, and even an ice-cream social. Begin at noon with lunch provided by the Summer Food Service Program (or bring your own packed lunch), followed by games in the Youth Room and Gym. Later, the group will head over to Luther Manor to help with an Ice Cream Social, then return for more games and Summer Blast at 5:00. Youth serving at VBS, stay and make it a day!
High School Students are invited to the first Engage Fire Pit of the summer, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, following Summer Blast. Come for a time of conversation, relaxation, and delicious s’mores while enjoying the cool night air. Bring a chair and hang out with John, Sami, and your friends as we catch up on life and get to know your new Youth Director.
A special congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 11:45 a.m. in The Gathering Place for the purpose of voting on the Hezekiah House Project. A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:30. Make plans now to attend.
Wellness Wednesdays in the Park will run through July 25 (except July 4), at 9:00 a.m. at Lower Tuthill Park shelter and playground. The booklet “Model for Healthy Living” will be used, available from Caring Ministries (suggested donation $5). 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. Ending time is up to you: enjoy walking or biking the trails, exploring the gardens of upper Tuthill Park, or just being together outdoors as a supportive faith community. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson (email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 28) or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 49, or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friendship Club will welcome Mary Mortenson, Director of Prison Congregations of America, on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room (a week earlier than usual). Mary will speak about prison ministries and how congregations are partnering with them in this important work. Lunch will follow in The Gathering Place, at 11:30. Friendship Club will not meet in July and August, but will resume in September with a “special edition.” Watch for more information!
Register for Faith in Motion 5K for Camp, co-sponsored by Gloria Dei, Our Savior’s, and First Lutheran. This family-friendly fun-run/walk, a fundraiser for the camps of Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota, will begin and end at Gloria Dei on June 9. Check-in will be at 8:00 a.m., with the fun-run/walk starting at 8:30. Register online at losd.org ($10 individual, $25, family).
Reading Rocks!, the OSL Library’s summer reading program, will run from June 3 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.
“Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!”, OSL’s Vacation Bible School, will run from June 11 through 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon, for children age three through fifth grade. There will be a program on June 14 at 11:30, with pizza to follow. The cost is $10 per child; each family will receive one free CD. Sign up now at oslchurch.com/childrens or in The Gathering Place. Friends are welcome!
OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will meet at Shahi Palace India Grill, 2527 S. Shirley Ave., on Friday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., for good food, good conversation, and good friends you may not have met yet! Sign up at the Information Center or contact Norma Steinocker, 261-6099 or email@example.com.
“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 oslchurch.com/childrens or in The Gathering Place. Cost: $50 per student. Friends are welcome.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 12.
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 June and July, and much of August? If you can, contact Sandy Garnas, 338-5440. Training is provided for first-time volunteers in this important ministry!
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 June is tuna and tuna helper. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.