“The Holy Spirit” will be the topic of the next Friendship Club, on February 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Dr. Richard Swanson, Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at Augustana University, will be the guest speaker. Following the presentation, everyone will move to The Gathering Place for lunch and fellowship.
Friendship Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy this wonderful time together, and bring a friend—or two!—to Friendship Club!
Hurt, Healing, and Hope
Historical Trauma: Trauma-Informed Psychological and Spiritual Care in Indigenous Contexts, two days of dialogue on hurt, healing, and hope, will take place at Sioux Falls Seminary, 2100 S. Summit Ave., on Wednesday, February 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, February 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come and hear stories of trauma among Indigenous people as well as stories of healing and hope. Discover what trauma-informed psychological and spiritual care looks like, or could look like, in Indigenous contexts, and learn about perspectives and methods of spiritual care informed by an Indigenous understanding of theology and psychology.
The workshop will include presentations by Diane Campeau, Terry LeBlanc, and Linda and Rick Martin, and incorporate talking circles, traditional contextualized forms of worship, and large-group dialogue.
Encouraged to attend are Indigenous people, Indigenous people involved in ministry with Indigenous people, non-Indigenous individuals involved in ministry with Indigenous people, seminary students, and anyone with a desire to learn more about the issue of trauma and its impact on Indigenous populations across North America.
The workshop costs $79 per person, which includes lunch on Wednesday but does not include lodging. Visit historicaltrauma.eventbrite.com for more details, including lodging suggestion, and to register. Registration deadline in February 7.
Questions? Contact Dr. Doug Anderson, email@example.com or 334-2696. This event is sponsored by Indigenous Pathways and Sioux Falls Seminary.
Our Savior’s has a number of ongoing health ministries that meet on a weekly or monthly basis. Feel free to join any of the following sessions. For more information, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost is $25 per person. Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to schedule your appointment.
Hope for Living with
Illness or Cancer
Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Caring Ministries. People and their families who have or are experiencing the challenge of cancer are welcome. If you cannot attend, but would like to be on our prayer and devotional mailing list, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or email@example.com.
Learn how to knit or crochet prayer shawls (to be given to people to remind them of God’s presence and love in their lives) and mittens and scarves (for missions).
Wednesdays, February 13 and 27, 9:30 a.m.
Recent Loss Group
Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or or firstname.lastname@example.org, to preregister. OSL Community Supper is available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.
Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 103. Offers support to anyone dealing with loss and crisis in their lives.
Memory Care Support Group
Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Conference Room. For caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the group is a place for caregivers to share and to receive understanding and empathy. Contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or email@example.com.
OSL-sponsored Pickleball: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Gym.
Men’s Bible Breakfast
OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast and Lutheran Men in Mission 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 February 2 and February 16. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 19.
Some Extra Help
Caring Ministries staff and volunteers frequently encounter folks from the OSL congregation who need a little extra help. They often come to us with their needs, and we do our best to connect them with others who can help them. The tasks may be as simple as changing a light bulb, getting a few groceries, or putting a load of laundry in the washer or dryer—easy for most of us, but for some of our members these tasks become overwhelmingly difficult.
Sometimes the help is temporary, for a few weeks, until a family member can resume helping. Sometimes it’s long-term. (When there’s a need for a more permanent, paid caregiver, OSL makes referrals to local agencies who provide these professional caregivers.)
Caring Ministries staff would love to be able to connect willing OSL members with those who could use a helping hand. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities to love and serve—or if you yourself are in need of a helping hand—contact Pr. Tim Lemme (336-2942, ext. 19, or email@example.com); Deb Harlan, Caring Ministries Director (336-2942, ext. 48, or firstname.lastname@example.org); or Michelle Anderson, Faith Family Nurse (336-2942, ext. 28, or email@example.com).