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OSL Summer Hours graphicSummer hours for OSL’s Church Office are 8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Graphic for How Long Bible studyHow Long, O Lord: Developing the Practice of Lament is a four-week study of the biblical prayer form of lament. Join Pr. Randy and Intern Alisha in the Friendship Room on Thursdays, beginning June 16. Enjoy some refreshments and getting to know fellow learners starting at 6:00 p.m. The hour of study will begin at 6:30. Discover how this ancient form of prayer can help us express our innermost feelings when things are not okay.
Drawing of a LadybugLadybugs!, the OSL Library’s summer reading program for kids andadults, continues! Each time you check out a book, you’ll get a spot to add to your ladybug, as well as a ticket to be entered into a drawing for some cool summer prizes! Be sure to stop by the Library for some great summer reading!
Matter of Balance logo A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Series returns to OSL on Mondays and Fridays, June 20 through July 30 (excluding July 4), from 10:00 a.m. till noon, in the Friendship Room. For more information or to register, visit or call 605-333-4440. Sessions are free, but registration is required.
Theology Tapped LogoJoin Pr. Randy at Monk’s Ale House, 420 E. 8th St., for great conversation at Theology Tapped, on Thursday, June 30, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Photo of person holding smartphoneDigital bulletins are available for you to use with your mobile device, whether you worship from home or at OSL. Here is the bulletin for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Festive worship; and for Sunday Celebrate worship.

Things to Note…

OSL LogoAs part of the call process, a Ministry Site Study will be conducted by a member of the South Dakota Synod staff on Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., in The Gathering Place. This event is open to all who are interested in finding out more about the process of calling OSL’s next Pastor of Youth and Family.
Photo of sticky note reading WednesdayEveryone is welcome to join any or all of these Wednesdays at OSL summer opportunities, sponsored by the Spiritual Care Core Ministry Team!

Ongoing Opportunities:
• Walking Wednesdays – Join friends for a fun 30-minute exercise walking video, followed by a cool-down walk (inside or outside, as desired and as permitted by weather). An optional Prayer Walk Map will be available. Meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Hub (lower level).
Conversations with God – A time of prayer, lifting up heartfelt concerns with other caring OSL members. Meets from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel.

Limited Series:
• Wellness Discussions – Informal discussions of various topics from the Church Health “Model for Healthy Living – Wellness Wheel,” with OSL Faith Community Nurse Michelle Anderson, RN. Come learn and share with others who are working to improve wellness in their lives. Meets in the Friendship Room, 11:00 a.m. till noon, June 29 through July 20.

Questions? Contact any of the Spiritual Care Core Ministry Team: Pr. Tim Lemme (605-336-2942, ext. 19, or, Deb Harlan (605-336-2942, ext. 48, or, Michelle Anderson (605-336-2942, ext. 28, or, or Janiece Peterson (605-351-8155 or

Sioux Falls Canaries LogoOSL Night at the Canaries is scheduled for July 29 at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $12 each (upper executive seating), and are available at the Welcome Center on Sunday or in the Church Office during the week.
Calendar flip - JuneKeep an eye on the OSL calendar, at, as events and activities are added! The website calendar is continuously updated, so visit it frequently.

Photo of people holding handsOSL’s Memory Care Support Group for Caregivers meets on the first Saturday of the month, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room. Contact Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, 605-336-2942, ext. 28, or with questions.

Michelle AndersonA note from Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse: Please know that I am here to serve you with trusted, confidential, supportive care for all ages and stages along the family lifecycle. I assist with education, prevention, and connections to resources for the OSL community as well as extended family and friends. Contact me—605-336-2942, ext. 28, or—with your questions.

Photo of BirdhouseIf 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
• 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 Celebrate, 8:45 a.m.; Festive, 10:15 a.m.
• Watch recorded services at, uploaded on Monday.
• Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

Opportunities to Help

Photo of hygiene bag contentsOSL’s Peace by Piece Quilters are making personal hygiene bags for Native American girls on South Dakota reservations. Donations of travel size shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and small wash rags are welcome. Monetary donations are also welcome. A donation box will be located at the Welcome Center; please bring your donations by July 15. Thank you!
Photo of grieving womanHelp OSL’s Bereavement Ministry by volunteering to deliver a Dinner to Your Door meal and a Bereavement packet to those who have recently lost a loved one. If you are able to help with this important ministry, contact Deb, 605-336-2942, ext. 48, or
Photo of friendsCaring Friends are volunteers who reach out monthly to OSL members residing in care facilities in the Sioux Falls area. This ministry program was created as an opportunity to minister to those who can no longer participate in worship and fellowship opportunities at OSL, to make them feel connected, and a vital part of their church family. Through phone calls, mail, visits, and prayer, Caring Friends reach out with the Love of Christ to those who often find themselves alone or disconnected. This outreach is an essential part of Our Savior’s mission to connect faith to everyday life. If you would like to participate in this ministry, contact Pr. Tim Lemme (605-336-2942, ext. 19, or or Deb Harlan (605-336-2942, ext. 48, or

Food to You Mobile Food Pantry logoOSL 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 June is, tuna and tuna helper; for July, 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 Ministry graphic“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) Loving and caring for one another is not just the pastor’s job—it’s something Jesus calls us all to do! Stephen Ministry connects people with special gifts for sharing Jesus’ love and care with those who need it most. If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 605-336-2942, ext. 48, or, to see how a Stephen Minister can help bring God’s love and care to those in need.
Photo of Man TextingHave you tried OSL’s text giving option? It’s a quick, convenient way to help support OSL’s mission! Just text sharing to 73256 and follow the short instructions to make a gift to Our Savior’s. Thank you for your continued support!

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