Friday, December 24
3:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Worship, Celebrate Center
4:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Worship, Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. – Christmas meal, Friendship Room
5:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Worship, Celebrate Center
6:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Worship, Sanctuary
Saturday, December 25
10:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Worship, Sanctuary
Sunday, December 26
8:45 a.m. – Celebrate Worship, Celebrate Center
11:00 a.m. – Festive Worship, Sanctuary
Dancers are invited to participate in the Candle Dance for Christmas Eve worship services at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. Dancers (grade 5 through adult) should be able to carry a candle globe with a flame. Dancers are encouraged to participate in all services, if possible. Rehearsal will be on Thursday, December 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Grace Wehrspann, email@example.com, or Deanna Wehrspann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-336-2942, ext. 37.
Christmas poinsettia plants will beautify OSL’s worship spaces on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. To order plants to honor a special person or occasion, remember a loved one or friend, or show gratitude for God’s many blessings, stop at the Welcome Center Sunday morning or in the Church Office during the week. Plants are $15 each, and sponsors’ and honorees’ names will appear in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Plants may be picked up after worship services on Sunday, December 26.
Be sure to get your copy of OSL’s 75th Anniversary Book, available at the Welcome Center on Sunday or in the Church Office during the week. Only $5 per copy, and a great gift idea! It presents an overview of the congregation from its earliest days right up to now, and is not to be missed!
Digital bulletins are available for you to use with your mobile device, whether you worship from home or at OSL. Because of the Children’s Christmas Program this coming Sunday, separate bulletins are available for all services. Find them all here!
Things to Note…
If you’re worshiping from home, you can fully participate in the OSL community’s worship life. Here’s how:
• View (or print) weekly worship materials at oslchurch.com.
• Watch worship services on TV: Celebrate: 9:00 a.m., FOX-TV (channel 46.2); Festive: 1:00 p.m., KSCB (cable channel 30; channel 53).
• Catch live-stream worship services at facebook.com/oslchurchsf: Celebrate, 8:45 a.m.; Festive, 11:00 a.m.
• Watch recorded services at oslchurch.com, uploaded on Monday.
• Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is a strength, balance and fitness class offered through Sanford Health and specifically designed for adults 65+. Free classes are tailored to older adults who are active and wish to maintain or increase their fitness level. Classes take place at Sanford Wellness Center and Active Generations. For more information or to register (required), call (605) 333-4440 or visit sanfordhealth.org keyword: SAIL.
Opportunities to Help
ELCA Good Gifts is not just about farm animals—it’s about stocking a backpack with food, feeding people at a soup kitchen, teaching farming practices, and more. Look for the Good Gifts table in The Gathering Place this Sunday, and thank you for your support of this ministry.
OSL supports the Food to You Mobile Food Pantry by donating various food items to help local families in need, and helping with food distributions. The item for December is tuna and tuna helper; for January it will be Macaroni and cheese. Always appreciated are toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant for Hygiene Packs. Place your donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Stephen Ministers bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ’s care for others—listening and comforting, calling on the training they have received and employing the tools of faith. If this job description fits your own goals for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. A training class is starting in January! Contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 605-336-2942, ext. 48, or email@example.com, for more information.