Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Foundation

About the Foundation

The Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Foundation was started years ago for the purpose of supporting the ministry of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The Foundation has three distinct functions: Gathering assets, managing assets, and making distributions to serve OSL.

The Foundation board works diligently to establish policies and procedures about investment management and then monitors the progress and performance of the established guidelines.

Each year the board evaluates requests that reflect current needs of Our Savior’s and available funds are distributed to fulfill those requests. During the past five years, the Foundation has given $540,000 to Our Savior’s to support various ministry needs. Contact the Church Office, 336-2942, to obtain an annual report of the Foundation to track the variety and importance of those distributions.

The Foundation gathers and grows assets in numerous ways, but in the end it is the generosity of members and friends of OSL that is the key to long-term success in that area. The Foundation manages approximately $3 million, which has grown over the years because members have been active stewards. Some gifts come in the form of memorials and some in the form of donations, but most of the growth of the Foundation’s assets has come through legacy gifts. Legacy gifts involve a process in which members consider a series of questions to determine the ultimate purpose of their financial plan. It is often a simple process but not necessarily easy to navigate. Jon Oien can assist members in this process. If you have contemplated ways to make a lasting impact on the mission of your church home, contact Jon, 605-212- 5261 or joien@sio.midco.net, with your questions or to set up an appointment. Or you may contact the Church Office, 336-2942, or any of the foundation board members listed below for assistance.

Joan Fink
Susan Hauff
Dennis Hanneman
Jerry Franken
Jan Haugen-Rogers
Dean Mertz
Conley Ruud

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Foundation Jubilee Society Members

Donald and Sarah Abbas
Selma Ahrendt*
Loren* and Mavis Amundson
Charles and Sonja Anderson
Sue Anderson*
Joan Bakke*
Charles* L. and Elizabeth* Balcer
Gerald and Brenda Beninga
Verna Berg*
Jerome and Susan Blake
Steve and Karen Bonte
Allison Boyd
Scott and Beth Boyens
Lyle* and Othello* Christensen
Steven Christianson
James* and Judy Dedrickson
Conrad and Helen Dice
Verna Driveness*
Norm and Clarice* Eitrheim
Deloris Elgethun*
Bob* and Rita Elmen*
Brian and Gail Ensberg
Dorence* and Sally Ensberg
Randy and Joan Fink
Jerald and Jill Franken
Jon and Jana Gadbury
Dennis and Pam Hanneman
Bruce* and Wendy Hasche
Susan Hauff
David and Joan Haugen
Patty Haugen
Dennis and Patsy Holzwarth
Don* and Gayle Hooper
Harriet Hybertson
Ken and Laurice Iseminger
Dennis and Janelle Jarabek
Don* and Leora* Jensen
Ralph and Lavonne Johnshoy
James* and Berniece* Kopperud
Dale and Sharon Krause
Richard and Gloria Landborg
Elvira Larson*
Leroy* and Jorene* Larson

Don and Sharon Lehmann
Grace Lindroth*
Dennis and Anne McFarland
Dean and Debbie Mertz
Deb Merxbauer*
Marsha Millage
Marie Muchow*
Robert Nanson*
David Neiman
Jim and Carol Oakland
Jon and Julie Oien
Oscar* and Elsie* Oksol
Betty Oldenkamp
Arthur* and Ruth Olsen
Robert* and Berniece* Olson
Mike and Deborah Olson
Louis* and Joyce* Profilet
Orley and Viva Rath
Roy Rogers and Jan Haugen-Rogers
Ron and Martha Rossing
Conley and Paula Ruud
Rosalie Ryan
Marcella Schlicht*
Steve and MaryAnn Sherman
Vi Sinning*
Brian and Betsy Sittig
Elmer and Joy Smolnisky
Ellen Smook
Darrell Svendsen*
Les and Carolyn Svendsen
Bob and Joan Thimjon
Aryln and Jeanine Thomas
Don and Marie Thompson
Jerel and Nancy Tieszen
Carl* and Charlotte* Van De Waa
Dan and Margretta Van Schepen
Eileen Ward
Roger White
Dick* and Donna Wilson
Dale and Judy Winter

(* – Deceased member)

OSLC Foundation Notes – February 2020

The Multiplier Effect
A recent trip to the Black Hills included an invigorating hike to the top of Black Elk Peak. The temperature was rather mild for early January, however steady winds in the 40 mph range, gusting to the mid 50s, didn’t allow ample time to survey the incredible 360-degree views. On the way down I recalled the first time I ventured up the then Harney Peak, in 1972. The hike was with an OSL youth group and part of a week-long camping experience at Ft. Courage (part of Atlantic Mountain Ranch). Not really thinking about the long-term effect of that hike at the time, I now somewhat grasp the multiplier effect as a result of the outing: two of those hikers became integral to my future and remain close friends today.

The following is a list of people who have made recent gifts to the OSLC Foundation. In 2019, more than 100 made gifts to the Foundation. Each of those gifts have the same multiplier effect as the recent hike. When gifts are made they honor our loved ones. Those gifts also help us with the grieving process as we recall and cherish memories as we press on without them. The monetary support serves the OSL congregation for years and years, sometimes seen, sometimes unseen.

It is important for you to know that your gifts are greatly appreciated and stewarded with the utmost care by the OSLC Foundation board. Please contact me, joien@sio.midco.net, and together we can talk about your multipliers.

Gifts to the OSLC Foundation
1/1/20 to 3/31/21

Roger White
Harriet Hybertson
Marsha Millage
Donald and Sarah Abbas
Steven Christianson
Conrad and Helen Dice
Randy and Joan Fink
Charles and Sonja Anderson
Dean and Debbie Mertz
Dave and Joan Haugen
Ralph and LaVonne Johnshoy
Karen and Steve Bonte
Dale and Sharon Krause
Dave Neiman
Dan and Margretta Van Schepen
Rosalie Ryan

In Memory of Bruce Hasche
Chris and Sandy Fischer
Alan and Arlys Stanga
Wayne and Sandie Mulder
Jon and Julie Oien
Mark and Marilyn Schempp
Steve and Susan Hauff
James and Carol Oakland
Paul and Madeleine Jahr
Jan Haugen Rogers and Roy Rogers
Mark and Janelle Hoven
Dennis and Pam Hanneman

In Memory of Bruce Scholl
Shirly Hillgren

In Memory of Dick Wilson
Paul and Madeleine Jahr
Robert and Joan Thimjon
Bill and Cindy Nassen
Jon and Julie Oien
Arnold and Rebecca Osmundson
Curt and Lynda Olson
Roger White
Glenn and Cindy Wika
Floyd and Carol Prouty
Gayle Hooper
Dean and Debbie Mertz
Kay Knoblock
James and Carol Oakland
Wayne and Sandie Mulder
Dennis and Pam Hanneman
Jerry and Jill Franken
Dennis and Patsy Holzwarth
Wendy Hasche
Jan Haugen Rogers and Roy Rogers
Jerry and Susan Blake
Randall and Joanne Christensen
Barbara Karst
Carole and Jeffrey Winter
Kristi Devick-Beek
Conley and Paula Ruud
Gary and Darlene Murra
Debra Merxbauer
Gerald and Brenda Beninga
Robin Prunty
Charles and Janelle Hiatt
Jeanne Hassel
Josh Winter
Ann and Brad Randall
Janiece Peterson
Barbara Henry
Mark and Janelle Hoven
James and Kathleen Lunder
Douglas and Shawn DeGroot

In Memory of Ed Sessler
Conrad and Helen Dice
Floyd and Carol Prouty
Alan and Arlys Stanga
Richard and Janice Boe
Curtis and Elaine Sandvall

In Memory of Edith Raemer
Les and Carolyn Svendsen

In Memory of Evelyn Wierenga
Debra Merxbauer
Richard and Janice Boe
Robert and Joan Thimjon
Dick and Donna Wilson
Bill and Cindy Nassen
Tom and Martha Nelson
Frederic and Hazel Giere
Dorothy Stone
Larry and Sharon Schaeffer

In Memory of Fred Louie
Jeanette Louie

In Memory of Fred Stauffacher
Dennis and Pam Hanneman
Mark and Janelle Hoven

In Memory of Jack and Phyllis Gores
Doug Gores

In Memory of Jack Carlis
Millie Carlis

In Memory of Jim Ryan
Robert and Joan Thimjon
Floyd and Carol Prouty
Lloyd and Donna Knutson
Chris and Sandy Fischer
Dick and Donna Wilson
Ronald and Martha Rossing
Gayle Hooper
Jon and Julie Oien
Curt and Lynda Olson
Mark and Marilyn Schempp
Steve and Susan Hauff
James and Carol Oakland
Jim and Leann Kvernes
Ken and Starleen Munch
Dan and Carol Pulford
Donaldlene and Thomas McGrain
Mary Birkeland
Jeff and Erin Horstmeyer
Heidi and Greg Binstock
Mark and Janelle Hoven
Shirly Hillgren
Donald Knudson
Jerry and Susan Blake
Les and Carolyn Svendsen
Pam Hoiland
Arlean Jensen
Richard and Janice Boe
Dr. Rhonda Anderson
Debra Merxbauer
Gregg and Judy Welch
Dianne and Bruce Mair
Stewart and Vicki Bofenkamp
Kenneth and Julia Taylor
Jerry and Jill Franken
Jan Haugen Rogers and Roy Rogers
Gerald and Brenda Beninga
Dennis and Pam Hanneman
Janis Gary and Steven George

 

In Memory of Jim Stone
Bruce and Deb Harlan

In Memory of John Thomson
Loren and Jean Tschetter
Ruth Olsen
Mark and Marilyn Schempp

In Memory of Joyce Olson
Dorothy and Brian Peterson
Ronald and Martha Rossing
James and Carol Oakland
Wayne and Sandie Mulder
Barb Olson

In Memory of Lowell Hyland
Donald and Sharon Lehmann
Mary Birkeland

In Memory of Marie Eidem
Curt and Lynda Olson

In Memory of Mary Ann Hallberg
Robert and Joan Thimjon

In Memory of Milt Erickson
Arlean Jensen

In Memory of Milt Hanson
Mark and Marilyn Schempp
Ronald and Martha Rossing
Curtis and Lynda Olson
Robert and Joan Thimjon
Richard and Gloria Landborg
James and Carol Oakland
Dennis and Pam Hanneman
Steve Matzner and Jetty Duffy Matzner

In Memory of Paul Larson
Mark and Marilyn Schempp

In Honor of Pr. Tim Lemme’s Ordination Annniversary
James and Carol Oakland
Curtis and Elaine Sandvall

In Memory of Ray Engh
Glenn and Cindy Wika
Joel and Deanna Wehrspann
Jon and Julie Oien
Ruth Olsen
Conrad and Helen Dice
Verona Moen
Ralph and LaVonne Johnshoy

In Memory of Richard Anderson
Marilyn Anderson

In Memory of Rita Elmen
Mary Birkeland
Timothy and Jennifer Jeffrey
Peter and Marilyn Hegg
Loren and Jean Tschetter
Donald and Sarah Abbas
Jerry and Susan Blake
Fran and Patty Bedore
Karlene Schmidt
Joan Nelson
Ronald Hybertson
Burton and Gladys Horsted
Gayle Hooper

In Memory of Ruby McCormick
Fred and Susan Aderhold

In Memory of Shireen Levsen
Arlen Viste
Dorothy and Brian Peterson
Glenn and Cindy Wika
Paul and Susan Rohde
Richard and Pat Moe
Floyd and Carol Prouty
Verona Moen
Donald and Marie Thompson
Ronald and Martha Rossing
Gayle Hooper
Wayne and Sandra Mulder
Curtis and Elaine Sandvall
Rev. Ralph and Lavonne Johnshoy
Dorothy Johnson
Verl, Bonnie and Lance Petsch
David and Donna Krueger
Jan Haugen Rogers and Roy Rogers
Mary Birkeland
Dale and Judith Winter
Robert and Judy Moller
Rita Blake
Ruth Olsen
Harold and Kris Breitag
Don and Sharon Lehmann
Ralph and Sue Olawsky
Berniece Oberling
Donald and Sarah Abbas
Abbie Pagone
Leif and Kathleen Fjellestad
Arlene Lefler
Mary Potter
Richard and Gloria Landborg
Scott and Kristine Woelber
Debra Merxbauer
Jeanne Carter
Fred and Susan Aderhold
Bruce and Leslee Duncan
Ed and Yvonne Stahl
Karen Kratochvil
Donald and Coryill Weeg
Priscilla Jorve
Steve and Jane Sahly
Irene Peterson
Dennis and Patsy Holzwarth
Dave and Joan Haugen

In Memory of Sue Albers
Jon and Julie Oien
Floyd and Carol Prouty
Jan Haugen Rogers and Roy Rogers

In Memory of Tudy Neby
Wayne and Sandra Mulder

In Memory of Shelly Fetters
Gary Helle
Kay Muldoon
Mavis Carl
Donald and Darlene Caviness
Marsha Millage
George and Peg Lippert
Tim and Debra McTague
Elaine Berg
Janet Keenan-Hauck
Dorothy Hanson
Robert and Kimberly Johnson

In Memory of Lisa Curry
Conrad and Helen Dice

In Memory of Jim Spicer
Roger White
Deanna Spicer
Jim and Leann Kvernes

Thanks to all who give to the Our Savior’s Foundation. Your gifts are meaningful to the families who grieve the loss of a loved one. Just the same, those who give have a sense of relief as they share in that journey. When a gift is given to honor a baptism, birthday, anniversary or other special event, joy is multiplied all around. These gifts are added to the Foundation’s endowment and they assist in building the amount contributed back to the OSL mission each year. With gratitude we again say thanks. Memorial cards may be found at the Information Center in The Gathering Place or in the Church Office. If you wish to discuss memorials further, contact me, Jon Oien, joien@sio.midco.net. Thank you!

OSLC Foundation Notes – October 2019

Memorials and Gifts
to the OSLC Foundation

In Memory of Marilyn Green
Janiece Peterson
Jan Haugen-Rogers and Roy Rogers
Patty Haugen

In Memory of Robert Binger
Lloyd and Donna Knutson

In Memory of Ione Svendsen
Jon and Julie Oien
Harriet Hybertson
Robert and Joan Thimjon
Stanley and Ruby Hippe
Jim and Rosalie Ryan
Tim and JoAnn Lemme
Gerald and Brenda Beninga
Debra Merxbauer
Barbara Haugan
Donald and Sharon Lehmann
Gayle Hooper
Ronald Hybertson
Ronald and Martha Rossing
James and Carol Oakland
Ruth Olsen
George and Lynda Lee
Dave and Lori Treiber
Lowell and Sally Almen
Donald and Sarah Abbas
Patricia Lanoue
Sara Anne Ensberg
Dean and Jeanmarie Wellnitz
R. D. and Mary Eisenbraun
Henry and Janelle Hoffman

In Memory of Stella Curry
Gayle Hooper
Steven and Susan Hauff
Willis and Gail Hanna
Don and Sharon Lehmann

In Memory of Gudrun Peterson
Jim and Rosalie Ryan

In Memory of Mandeline Gaede
Marsha Millage
James and Carol Oakland
Jim and Rosalie Ryan
Don and Sharon Lehmann

In Honor of Don Lehmann’s Birthday
Curtis and Elaine Sandvall

Thanks to all who give to the Our Savior’s Foundation. Your gifts are meaningful to the families who grieve the loss of a loved one. Just the same, those who give have a sense of relief as they share in that journey. When a gift is given to honor a birthday or anniversary, joy is multiplied all around. These gifts are added to the Foundation’s endowment and they assist in building the amount contributed back the OSL mission each year. With gratitude we again say thanks.Memorial cards may be found at the Information Center in The Gathering Place or in the Church Office. If you wish to discuss memorials further, contact me, Jon Oien, joien@sio.midco.net. Thank you!

OSLC Foundation Notes – September 2019

Permanent Markers?
Not so fast. Pun intended.

Indelible ink? For how long?

The roads at the Seven Hills of Rome are only 3,000 years old. Ancient Lake Agassiz (think North Dakota flat) dates back 12,875 years. A recent discovery in the Hell Creek formation of a Triceratops (named Alice) boggles the mind: Alice is 65 million years old.

Consistent with the thought of lasting impressions, let’s go back to 1946 and the birth of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Try to imagine all the events that have taken place since. We would discover that numerous weddings, baptisms, confirmations, and funerals all have filled the rooms, hallways, and worship spaces of OSL with joys and sorrows and new beginnings. Can we even imagine all the cups of coffee consumed in the various meeting rooms and Fellowship Hall?

Recalling those landmarks in our lives can give us a boost for the days ahead. Anticipating the promises brought about each day pulls us ahead in the same way.

The work of Our Savior’s Foundation mirrors that same view. We remember the past, live in the present, and plan for the future. We gain confidence when we reflect where we’ve been, know where we are, and anticipate where we are going. Hmmm…in a way, like a permanent marker!

This is my invitation to you to visit further about what all this reflection might mean for you. Reach me, Jon Oien, at Jon Oien, at 212-5261 or joien@sio.midco.net. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church
909 W. 33rd St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Worship Services:
Festive Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Celebrate, 8:45 a.m., Celebrate Center.
Festive, 10:15 a.m., Sanctuary.

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