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Dr. Philip Thompson, from Sioux Falls Seminary, will be the guest at this month’s Friendship Club, speaking on Lutheran and Baptist theologies.

Friendship Club will meet on January 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. As usual, there will be lunch afterward in The Gathering Place. And also as usual—bring a friend to Friendship Club!

Are You Playing Enough Mah-Jongg?
Mah-Jongg, an ancient game from China that is played with tiles, gained popularity in the United States in the 1920s, and is enjoying a resurgence today.

New social research suggests that Mah-Jongg might provide people more than just a fun gathering with friends: According to research conducted by a team at the University of Georgia, Mah-Jongg players who regularly break out their tile sets enjoy reduced rates of depression (among middle-aged and elder). Per research, this game of skill is a challenging hobby that can help keep your brain sharp—and the social aspect might improve holistic mental health overall. The team found that those participating in a blend of different social activities on a regular basis had stronger mental health compared to those who did not.

So what are you waiting for, an invitation? Okay, here: Catch up with OSL’s Mah-Jongg players on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place! All skill levels are welcome!

Roll with It
Once again, OSL will be collecting toilet paper in January for Necessities for Neighbors, a program that provides certain necessities that can’t be bought with Food Stamps.

Bring packages to the donation area, near the south entrance, for the February 2 distribution.

Also, consider volunteering to help with the distribution that Sunday, at Peace Lutheran. Look for the sign-up sheet at the Information Center.

Health Ministries
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

Footcare Clinic
Cost is $25 per person. Wednesday,
January 8, 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

Knitting/Crocheting Ministry
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, January 8 and 22, 9:30 a.m.,
Sonshine Room

Good Grief
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

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 January 4 and January 18. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext. 19.

Walk It Off!
After a brief break for Christmas, Walking Workout Wednesdays will resume, on January 8, with a fun, easy way to burn off holiday calories: Start in the Hub at 10:00 a.m. with the DVD Just Walk: Walking off the Pounds, followed by a walk through the building. Don’t miss it!

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