Now Hear This
The next OSL Hearing Screening and Educational Opportunity will be on Wednesday, October 10, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., in the Caring Ministries area. Dr. Kristen Kaufman of Audiology Specialty Clinic will conduct screenings from 4:00 to 6:00 (all ages welcome), followed by a time of questions and answers regarding the newest technological interventions, till 6:30. Sign up at the Information Center for your 15-minute hearing evaluation. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Moments of 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.

The program is being developed as this Intercom goes to press, but 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, mianderson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 28.

Coming up in Caring Ministries
Blood Mobile – Sunday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up at the Information Center.

“Hearing Health and New Technology” – Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., in Caring Ministries. Sign up for a 15-minute hearing screening at the Information Center. At 6:00, Dr. Kristen Kaufman, an audiologist with Audiology Specialty Clinic, will present information and address questions about new hearing technologies. There is no cost; all ages are welcome

OSL annual CPR, AED, and First-Aid Training with Jeremy Robertson – Thursday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. pizza supper, 6:30–7:30 training and practice (hands-only CPR), in The Gathering Place. All are welcome, especially OSL staff, teachers, ushers, and volunteers. Sign up at the Information Center; no cost, but a head count is needed for food ordering.

“Communicating with Joy – When Your Loved One or Friend Has Dementia” – Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. This special event is for family, friends, and faith community members who spend time with those affected by various forms and stages of dementia. See “Moments of Joy” on this page for more details.

The next Recent Loss Group will start on November 14 and meet on Wednesdays through December 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel.

Friendship Club
Sioux Falls is blessed with many works of art created by local and regional artists. Guest speaker Jeff Hanson will present a program on these artworks—including the SculptureWalk and upcoming Arc of Dreams, which will span the Big Sioux River downtown—at the next Friendship Club, on Tuesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room.

Come learn more about the artists, what their works represent, and future art projects coming to the community, then stay for lunch and fellowship afterward in The Gathering Place. Bring a friend!

Friendship Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m.

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 mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Footcare Clinic
Cost is $25 per person. Wednesday, October 3, 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 mianderson@oslchurch.com.

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, October 10 and 24, 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 mianderson@oslchurch.com, 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 mianderson@oslchurch.com.

Pickleball
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 October 6 and October 20. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, tlemme@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 19.

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