Walking Workout Wednesdays and Model for Healthy Living
Walking is one of the simplest ways to get more exercise, and offers many benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels! If you’re ready to rack up some steps and lead a more active lifestyle, join the Walking Workout group on Wednesday mornings, at 10:00, in the Labyrinth Room.
Sessions begin with a 30-minute fat-burning walking workout using the “Just Walk – Walk Off Fat Fast” DVD by Leslie Sansone. This will be followed by a 30-minute walk, either outside or indoors depending on the weather.
Following the Walking Workout, Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, will have a time to discuss the book Model for Healthy Living. Created by Church Health, Model for Healthy Living addresses seven integral components of our lives—Faith Life, Movement, Medical, Work, Emotional, Nutrition, and Friends and Family—as they interconnect in affecting our overall health and well-being. Through exploring holistic health and the balance of all seven components, this model contributes to a life filled with joy, love, and a stronger connection with God. Complete with reflections on scripture and tools for self-evaluation, this booklet helps to assess your life, set attainable goals, and celebrate the joy of healthy living.
More than Just Food!
Nationally, one in six seniors struggles with hunger. Many have no desire to cook, feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, or are physically unable to cook for themselves, so they miss nutrients to keep them healthy or able to live on their own Thankfully, Active Generations’ Senior Nutrition Program, a program funded by Sioux Empire United Way, provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound residents through Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels volunteers touch the lives of seniors through time and service. You can make a difference by brightening their day, showing them that people care, and helping them feel connected. New Meals on Wheels drivers are always welcome—and training is provided—so why not consider helping in this service to our community? Contact Sandy Garnas, 338-5440, for more information or to volunteer for this important ministry.
The Return of OSL’s Summer Blasts!
Join your OSL families and friends in celebrating summer with food, fun, music, and worship!
OSL’s first Summer Blast of the year will be on June 12, beginning at
5:00 p.m. with the fourth annual OSL Car and Motorcycle Show. Food will be on the grill in the parking lot, music will be drifting across the lawn, and there will be an outdoor worship service with special guests “Peter” and “Paul,” the hosts of “God Talk.”
Do you have a special car or motorcycle to show off? Contact Pr. Tim—firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942, ext. 19—to get signed up for the Car and Motorcycle Show.
Mark your calendar now for June 12, July 10, and August 14, and stay tuned for more details to follow!
Spring is in the air for Friendship Club! On Tuesday, May 21, OSL members Joyce Kaatz and Ralph Johnshoy will be telling us all about butterflies, how to raise them, and what we can learn from these beautiful creatures. Joyce and Ralph will share what they have learned from their years of raising and releasing butterflies. Friendship Club meets in the Friendship Room at 10:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30 in The Gathering Place. See you there!
Mah-Jongg may help improve a person’s memory skills and sharpen the mind. It can help people to make faster decisions and better observations, and also requires players to think on different spectra. And it’s an excellent social activity! Join OSL’s Mah-Jongg players on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place! All skill levels are welcome.
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 April 6 and 20. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, email@example.com or 336-2942, ext. 19.
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, May 1,
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, May 8 and 22, 9:30 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poverty Simulation on April 16
The University of Sioux Falls and Center of Hope are sponsoring a Poverty Simulation on April 16, from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m., at the USF Stewart Center. Poverty Simulations are designed to give those who have never experienced the realities of living in poverty a greater sense of what the poor in our community must live with. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Maddie Borah, RN, Center of Hope Faith Community Nursing Coordinator, email@example.com or 334-9789.