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!

OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will meet at Jacky’s Restaurant, 3308 E. 10th St., tomorrow,Friday, May 4, at 5:30 P.M., for good food, good conversation, and good friends you may not have met yet! Contact Norma Steinocker, 261-6099 or nsteinoc@sio.midco.net.
OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study when it meets on May 5 and May 19. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, tlemme@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 19.
Vision Health, New Advances, a panel/presentation, will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Come hear from Bobbi Lower, Vance Thompson Vision, who will speak about cataracts; Dr. Jeff Oakland, Dakota Vision, whose specialty is children and families; and Sherri Bloch, an occupational therapist specializing in low-vision therapies. Bring your questions!
Faithful Living + Joyful Giving: Generosity is one of OSL’s core values, but do you experience joy in your giving? Do you ever wish you could? Would you like to experience even greater joy in giving? The good news is that you can, by following six proven steps that will take you deeper in your faith. Join Pr. Randy for a six-week Bible study on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:00, through May 16, in the Conference Room. All are welcome.
Through Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters, you can provide hope and opportunity for people living with hunger; you can help persuade Congress to invest in programs that help overcome hunger and poverty. Handwritten letters are the most effective way to make yourself heard in Washington, D.C., and your letter will be amplified by the tens of thousands written by others. Come to The Gathering Place between worship services this Sunday, May 6, to write your letters.
May 12 is the rescheduled date for the Spring Women’s Retreat, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place! There will be a light brunch, devotions, music, door prizes, and a wonderful speaker, the charismatic and entertaining Trish Syverson, whose topic will be “A Laugh a Day Keeps…” Visit oslchurch.com and follow the links to register online, or contact the Church Office, 336-2942.
Parents with children from birth through fifth grade are invited to Muffins with Mom & Dad, OSL Sunday and Wednesday School’s year-end party, on May 13, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. This shared time will include games, a photo booth, and laughing through activities over scrumptious muffins. This will be in lieu of children attending Sunday School alone. Grandparents are welcome to join in. RSVP to bit.ly/2H8Vdqu, or contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com, so we can order enough muffins!
Things are about to get crazy...but that’s what happens when it’s time for Midnight Madness, when OSL invites Augustana University students to come over for an evening of study, relaxation, recreation—and pizza!—as they prepare for finals. This year’s Midnight Madness will be on Sunday, May 13, from 6:00 to midnight, and there are many opportunities for you to help. Stop by the table in The Gathering Place on Sunday to donate your time, food, or financial support for pizzas, or contact Loretta Nelson, lnelson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 14. Thank you for your support of Our Savior’s Augie neighbors.


A Little Further Out...

Middle School 2nd Sunday Fun Day Mystery Movie will be on May 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Youth Room. Come for a fun movie with a hidden message, pop, and popcorn, and bring a friend. This event is free!
Sign up for Vacation Bible SchoolShipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus! VBS will meet from June 11 through 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon, for children age three through fifth grade. Details and registration are at oslchurch.com.
Lutherans Outdoors Day Camp, “This Changes Everything,” 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. Details and registration are at oslchurch.com.


Opportunities and Things to Note...

The Summer Food Service Program will return to OSL this year. In 2017, OSL served over 8,000 free meals to young people in the community through this partnership with Embe. You can be a part of this exciting ministry in two ways, as a volunteer (as your schedule allows) or as the part-time Site Coordinator, keeping track of the number of meals served and other administrative details from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Contact Pr. Sami, sjohnson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 12, if you wish to be involved.
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 May is peanut butter. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.

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