That’s a Wrap!
Our Savior’s celebrated Prayer Shawl and Quilt Weekend on October 12 and 13, an opportunity to lift up the work of the dedicated volunteers who knit or crochet prayer shawls or create quilts.

The prayer shawls are symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God, and are given to those who need a warm embrace. Quilts are distributed to several local agencies as well as Lutheran World Relief. Quilted lap robes are given to local nursing homes, and many other items are created by these faithful volunteers—as were displayed in the Sanctuary and Celebrate Center during worship services that weekend (see photos above and below).

Thanks to them for their diligent efforts, and thanks be to God!

Photos by Deb Harlan
Image by SCY from Pixabay
November’s Friendship Club gathering will be extra special!

First, Prs. Randy and Shelly Gehring will give a presentation about their son’s seminary internship experience in Malaysia. Tom Gehring, a student at Luther Seminary, spent nearly a year serving at Luther House Chapel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2018–2019. His parents were able to visit him there during his internship, and will share their observations and experiences, as well as those of their son.

Following the Gehrings’s presentation, there will be a brief Thanksgiving devotional, followed in turn by a traditional Thanksgiving meal in The Gathering Place.

Friendship Club will meet on Tuesday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Don’t miss it—and don’t forget to bring a friend to Friendship Club!

Recent Loss Winter Series
OSL’s Recent Loss group will meet on Wednesdays, November 6 through 20 and December 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Anyone who has recently lost a loved one is welcome! Register with Michelle Anderson, or 336-2942, ext. 28. Attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper at 5:00 in The Gathering Place; look for the group’s table.

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 2 and 16. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext. 19.

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 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

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, November 13 and 27, 9:30 a.m., Sonshine Room

Recent Loss Group
The winter series will meet November 6 through 20, and December 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 48, or, to preregister. Recent Loss attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper, 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

Mah-Jongg Takes a Holiday
Because of Thanksgiving, OSL’s Mah-Jongg players will take the day off on Wednesday, November 27. But they’ll be back in The Gathering Place the following Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m.

You are invited to join this fun and social group! All skill levels are welcome!

Why do some people overcome personal tragedy or illness and thrive, while others are overwhelmed by the stress of it all? Join the Spiritual Care Team and Faith Community Nursing Center at Sanford for Resilience: A Health Ministry Conference, on November 1 at the Sanford Research Center, 2301 E. 60th St. N. Explore the concept of resilience in your own life, as an individual and a caregiver. Practice and develop skills for building resilience in yourself and in those for whom you care.

Register online at ,, keyword search: Health Ministry. Questions? Contact Karla Cazer, or 339-7295.

For Family Caregivers
Called to Care: A Conference for Family Caregivers will be held at OSL on Saturday, November 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Connect with local resources and build a community of support to help you care for those you love. Workshops will help you beat stress, prepare yourself and your home for caregiving, and plan for the future. Brunch will be provided.

Register for free at, or by calling (844) 227-9304.

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