Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements for all the latest, and keep an eye on the Events page for info and registrations!

Bishop Elizabeth EatonThe Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has provided a pre-recorded sermon that will be seen in worship services this Sunday, which is Holy Trinity Sunday.

Music Devotional screenshotOSL’s new Weekly Music Devotion Series features talented musicians from the OSL community sharing a brief devotion related to the upcoming Sunday texts, followed by a musical reflection. In this first episode, we hear from Matthew Tylutki, OSL’s Principal Organist. Tune in here!

Pr. Tim LemmePr. Tim Lemme shares his Generosity Story with the OSL community—view it here, along with previous stories. And watch for more Generosity Stories to follow!

Outdoor WorshipOSL will undertake its first in-person worship service in…well, it’s been a while. Come on over for an outdoor Celebrate worship service on June 14, at 8:45 a.m.! Gather in the south parking. The preaching will be loud and the music will be louder. Bring a lawn chair, and don’t forget your hat!

Social Distancing signAs of now, in-person indoor activities at OSL are canceled to June 15, with one exception: OSL will once again serve as a host site for the Summer Food Service program. An outdoor Celebrate worship service is planned for June 14 (see above), but Festive worship will be via television and Facebook Live only. Stay tuned for updates here, or sign up to receive Coming up at OSL via email every week via the button at the bottom of this page.

ELCA ResourcesHere’s something new on the OSL website: Daily Prayer Resources from ELCA. Find the links at

Photo of Blue MailboxYou’ll find this week’s pastoral letter on the OSL website—and you’ll find previous weeks’ letters there, too.

We’re already up to episode 6 of Hear and Know, Our Savior’s podcast! Catch it at here, along with previous episodes.
Photo of books and coffeeThe OSL Library has begun curbside checkout as of June 1. (The Library itself remains closed for now.) Details about curbside hours and procedures are posted on OPAC, the online card catalog. Meanwhile, you may reserve books via OPAC: go to and click the “View the Library Catalog” button to access OPAC.

Covid-19 screenshotStay updated on OSL’s continuing response to Covid-19 on the OSL website and Facebook page. And stay well!

Faithful, Hopeful, Loving is Our Savior’s 2020 Stewardship Appeal. If you haven’t already, consider growing in your giving and become a 2020 Mission Investor by completing your Estimate of Giving card and returning it to the Church Office. Or you may fill it out online: visit for details and a link to the digital form. Together we stand, in faith, hope, and love. Together we are the church that proclaims Christ and nurtures faith that connects to everyday life, no matter what.

Stephen Ministry logoStephen Ministers are OSL members who are trained to provide confidential Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. Especially now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, if you or someone you know could benefit from the prayerful encouragement of a Stephen Minister, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or

Photo of BirdhouseHow Do I Worship at Home? In-person church activities at OSL have been canceled for the time being, due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the worship life of the OSL community goes on! Here’s how you can participate from home:
• View (or print) weekly worship materials at
• Watch worship services on TV: Celebrate: 9:00 a.m., KTTW (cable channel 9; channel 7.1); 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!
Freddy's Faith-full friends screenshotKeep up with the latest in socially distant worship opportunities, faith formation, and more on OSL’s Facebook page! For instance:
• Each Tuesday, “Freddy’s Faith-Full Friends” will teach you a song, enabling you to participate in Sunday worship from home.
• Each Thursday, Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation, will include a Faith in the Home video, containing a scripture reading, contemplation/discussion questions, and an activity to help you act on and process the scripture reading.

Photo of coffee being servedOpportunities to Serve,
and Things to Note…

SD Dream Colation logoAs OSL’s COVID-19 response continues, members continue to passionately support relief efforts in the community. As a result, this week Our Savior’s joyfully announces a gift of $7,500 to the SD DREAM Coalition. The SD DREAM Coalition have been leaders in this community’s compassionate response to the workforce at Smithfield, and their work directly supports justice and equity for the vulnerable immigrant, refugee, and undocumented communities in our city.

Text Giving screenLooking for a quick, convenient way to help support OSL’s mission? Text sharing to 73256 and follow the short instructions to make a gift to Our Savior’s. Thank you for your continued support!

Campus Cupboard photoYou can support OSL’s Augustana Campus Cupboard during the COVID-19 pandemic by buying some, or all, of the items on the shopping list you’ll find here. You’ll find all the details you need there, too. Thanks for your support of OSL’s Augustana neighbors—about 100 of whom are still on campus!

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. Place your donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library. Remember, the south entrance doors will be unlocked from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Credits: Coffee service photo by on Pexels. Birdhouse photo by Kamen Atanassov on Unsplash. Books photo by freestocks on Unsplash. Traffic sign photo by Logan Weaver on Unsplash. Mailbox photo by Alex Perz on Unsplash.

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