Communicating with Joy
Our Savior’s will partner with numerous local agencies to present “Communicating With Joy – When Your Loved One or Friend Has Dementia” on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place.

This event is for anyone who spends time with those affected by various forms and stages of dementia—family members, friends, faith community members, and others.

Attendees will be able to
• Understand the losses that people with dementia experience as the brain fails, and learn how to assist in compensating for these losses.
• Share practical verbal and nonverbal communication skills that help the person feel heard and supported.
• Learn how to creatively and effectively turn challenging situations into moments of joy.
• Identify how faith communities can support with dignity, grace, hope, and joy.
• Access resources and tools that enhance caregiving resilience and joy.

The event is free to participants; a freewill offering will be accepted.

For more information or to register, contact Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, or 336-2942, ext. 28.

Recent Loss Group
The next Recent Loss Series will meet on November 14, 21, 28, and December 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Pre-register with Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or You may wish to have supper beforehand (5:00) in The Gathering Place: look for the Recent Loss Group’s table. (No supper on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21.)

Friendship Club
Come enjoy the spirit of Thanksgiving on November 20, as Friendship Club gives thanks for the many blessings we receive as God’s family. Special worship in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. will be followed by a traditional meal in The Gathering Place. Bring a friend!

Health Ministry Conference
Partners in Mental Health – Body, Mind, Spirit, the 19th Annual Health Ministry Conference, sponsored by Faith Community Nursing Center, Spiritual Care Department, will be held on Friday, November 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th St. N. Keynote speakers will be Jeff Leichter, Ph.D., L.P., and Donald Preussler, Ph.D., L.P.

For more information, call 333-1382. Register online at, keyword: health ministry.

Vascular Screening – New Location
Sanford Health will be conducting heart and vascular screenings this fall—but not at Our Savior’s. Screenings will be conducted at the Center for Health and Well-being, located in the Sanford Heart Hospital at 18th Street and Grange Avenue, on November 14, between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 p.m.

Sanford is offering a special discount for OSL members: $25 for heart and $25 for vascular screening. To schedule an appointment, call 312-2150.

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, November 7, 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 the Friendship Room. 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).
Wednesday, November 14 and 28, 9:30 a.m.

Recent Loss Group
Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel, beginning September 12. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or or, to preregister. OSL Community Supper is available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.

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

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 November 3 and 17. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext. 19.

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