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!
Avera and Sanford will be providing different types of health screenings at OSL. On June 7, Avera will offer vascular screening (circulation testing, blood pressure, abdominal aorta and carotid scan), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Schedule your 20-minute appointment ($25): 877-AT-AVERA (877-282-8372). On June 8, Sanford Heart Screen will be offered (EKG, blood pressure, nonfasting cholesterol finger stick, body mass index, CT scan for heart calcium scoring), from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Schedule your 30-minute appointment ($25): 312-2150. Contact Michelle Anderson (email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 28) with questions.
Lutheran Men in Mission Men’s Bible Breakfast will not meet on June 2, because Pr. Tim will be busy with Synod Assembly tasks. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study when it meets next, on June 16, at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 19.
Wellness Wednesdays in the Park will begin on June 6 and 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).
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).
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!
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!
“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.
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!
“At the Hop” will be the theme for this year’s inaugural Summer Blast—an evening of food, fun and games, and outdoor worship. 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. on June 13. 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: email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 19.
The next Dinner to Your Door meal-making session will be on Monday, June 4, at 10:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place kitchen. Dinner to Your Door provides a meal to OSL members in need due to illness or situational challenge or crisis. If you know someone who would benefit from a Dinner to Your Door meal, contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48. Let Deb know if you plan to help prepare meals on June 4.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 June is tuna and tuna helper. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.