Here’s your weekly look at things happening at Our Savior’s.
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Congregational meeting graphicThere will be a congregational meeting this Sunday, June 12, at 11:45 a.m., in The Gathering Place. The meeting is for the purpose of voting to sell the four houses OSL owns in the neighborhood. A minimum of 75 voters of legal voting age is needed to conduct business, so be sure to show up and be heard!
Drawing of a LadybugLadybugs!, the OSL Library’s summer reading program for kids andadults, will have its drawing for the first set of prizes next Wednesday, June 15, during OSL’s Summer Blast. Those who are present get first pick of the prizes, so don’t miss it!

Summer Blast Car Show flyerOSL’s Summer Blasts return next Wednesday, June 15, featuring the annual(ish) Car and Motorcycle Show—as well as live music, food, fun for all ages, and outdoor worship. You won’t want to miss it!

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.
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…

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.
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

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.

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 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.

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 ZippersOSL’s Peace by Piece Quilters are seeking zippers to help complete their summer project, personal care bags for the young girls on South Dakota reservations. Plastic zippers, nine inches or longer, are requested, and may be dropped off in the Church Office. 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 graphicStephen Ministers are members of Our Savior’s who have been through extensive training to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. They listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide weekly support for as long as the need persists. If someone you know is hurting, 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!

Credits: Ladybug image via Photo of person holding smartphone by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash. Photo of sticky note by charlesdeluvio on Unsplash. Video of TV Pixels by raymond on Calendar Flip 600 by Muddy River Media via YouTube. Photo of people holding hands by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. Photo of birdhouse by Gary Yost on Unsplash. Photo of zippers by Tomas Sobek on Unsplash. Photo of bereaved woman by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash. Photo of friends by Harli Marten on Unsplash. Stephen Ministry background photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash. Photo of man texting by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.

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