Blood Mobile Returns!
Roll up your sleeve and save a life when the Blood Mobile makes its semi-annual visit to OSL on Sunday, October 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up at the Information Center; walk-ins are welcome.

Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Stand Strong
Every 20 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a fall-related injury. Our Savior’s wants you to Stand Strong and be free of injuries so you can continue in your daily walk and service. That’s why Caring Ministries will provide Fall Risk Screening and Education to help reduce the number of falls and devastating injuries that occur from falls every day. Falling is for leaves, not people!

Fall Risk Screening and Education – The Gathering Place West
Saturday, October 12, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (before Festive worship service).
Sunday, October 13, between worship services.

A Trip to Saudi Arabia
This month’s Friendship Club presenter will be OSL member Ron Rossing, talking about the recent trip he and his wife, Martha, made to visit their son and his family in Saudi Arabia.

Mark Rossing and his wife have been teaching in Saudi Arabia for several years now, and have learned much about the people, culture, and religion of that country. Ron and Martha brought back many stories and pictures of their time touring the country. You won’t want to miss this fascinating presentation!

Friendship Club will meet on Tuesday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room, with lunch afterward in The Gathering Place. Mark your calendar, and bring a friend to Friendship Club!

Chronic Pain Workshops
Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops will be held at OSL on Thursday evenings, from October 3 through November 7, 6:00 to 8:30, in Room 103; a second series will be held on Friday mornings, October 11 through November 15, 9:00 to 11:30, in Room 101.

The workshops are for adults and/or their caregivers who experience daily pain from ongoing conditions, and will cover such topics as exercising, goal-setting, pain medication, managing stress and depression, and more. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Lunch, Look, and Learn
OSL’s tours of local senior community living facilities, Lunch, Look, and Learn, will take a break for now; keep an eye out for tours to resume next year.

Many thanks to the senior communities that graciously welcomed interested OSL members and provided delightful lunches; to Project CAR for help with transportation (thanks to OSL’s partnership with Charis Ministries); and of course to the participants, who appreciated the opportunity to explore several retirement living options in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

OSL members on their September visit to Trail Ridge Senior Living Community.

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,
October 2, 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, October 9 and 23, 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

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

Emergency Training at OSL
An instructor from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be on hand at OSL on Thursday, October 17, to provide Emergency Training.

The evening will begin with a pizza supper at 6:00 p.m., followed by an informal class at 6:30. Training will be in CPR (hands only), AED, and first aid, including “Stop the Bleed” practice with tourniquets.

All are welcome to this free training. Register with Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or

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