Open Scripture. Join the Conversation
There is no better time than summer to study the Bible. The rhythm of life, at least for many of us, seems to allow time to do things we otherwise find difficult to fit into full schedules.

Because of that, Pr. Randy will be offering a six-week Bible study, “Growing the Church God’s Way: A Study of Ephesians,” beginning on July 24. The class will meet in the Conference Room from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served. A $10 donation will help cover the cost of materials.

Come and join the conversation!

Synod Assembly Success
More than 500 voting members, guests, and friends visited OSL on May 31, June 1, and June 2 for the 2018 South Dakota Synod Assembly. OSL staff, synod staff, and an army of volunteers worked to make the event a big success—thanks to all who helped!

Next year’s assembly will be at OSL again, and will include the election of a new bishop. As part of that process, you are invited to take a survey about desired attributes for the bishop. Visit to complete the survey, by August 1. Survey results will be available on December 1.

Thanks to Pr. Greg Johnson, Beaver Valley Lutheran, Brandon, for the photo of the assembly’s opening worship service.

Summer Organ Recitals
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, Minnesota
    July 25: Michael Rathke, St. John’s Lutheran, LeMars, Iowa
    August 1: Marilyn Schempp, Our Savior’s Lutheran
    August 8: Mary Newton, St. Barnabas Lutheran, Plymouth, Minnesota
    August 15: Zachary Brockhoff, First Lutheran, Sioux Falls

Theology Tapped
If you’re looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting, join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped on Thursday, July 26, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.

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