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!

OSL Responds to COVID-19
To combat fear with knowledge, Our Savior’s is taking initial steps in what we anticipate to be a multi-phase response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Read the statement here.
OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. On the menu: Eggbake, orange juice, yogurt, donut holes, and coffee. Wednesday suppers during Lent will be soup and pie. Check out the month’s menu at oslchurch.com! OSL Food Ministry is entirely supported by freewill donations. Thank you for your contribution of $6 per meal!
Join Pr. Sami and OSL Principal Organist Matthew Tylutki for a four-week adult-education series on Holy Week worship. Experience and explore elements of the Holy Week liturgy and music, after which you will enjoy a renewed appreciation for the rich traditions behind Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday worship. This series will meet on Tuesdays, March 10 through 31, at 6:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary balcony.
Diabetes Self-Management Program, a Better Choices Better Health workshop, will be held at OSL on Fridays from March 6 through April 17, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., in Room 101. Register at goodandhealthysd.org/bcbhregister or call 1-888-484-3800.
The next Recent Loss Series is being held on Wednesdays in March, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel, ending in time to attend Lenten worship at 6:40. Participants are welcome to partake in the OSL community meal before class, beginning at 5:00 in The Gathering Place: look for the group’s sign. To register, contact Michelle Anderson, mianderson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 48.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, March 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening out while the kids (ages one through eight) play in the OSL Nursery! Register by contacting Nancy Heesch, robertheesch@yahoo.com, with the names and ages of your children.
Look for the Youth Information Table in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings and purchase Hy-Vee gift cards to support OSL youth who will be attending summer mission immersions in 2020. Five percent of each sale goes to OSL Youth.
Midweek Lenten worship services will be held on Wednesdays, at noon in the Chapel and at 6:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The theme for Lent at OSL is Embrace the Question…
The Silent Auction wraps up this Sunday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. Items are available to view in The Gathering Place, with bidding online. Assistance will be available at the Auction Information Table for those who need help registering and placing bids on Sunday morning. A select number of items are available for kids to bid on in person, using bidding sheets. Use this link to visit the Auction website for more details, to register, and to see this year’s items. Winners will pick up their items after the auction at OSL, with payment by cash or check. Thanks for your support of OSL Youth!
Don’t miss the Youth Silent Auction Banquet and Talent Show, on March 8, at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy a great meal, hear about this summer’s trips, take one last look at the Silent Auction items, and be entertained by OSL youth and their amazing talent! Pick up your tickets in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings, or during the week in the Church Office.
Parents of four- and five-year-old pre-kindergarten students, be sure to get your child signed up for the Walk with Jesus Milestone. Only two Sundays remain for you to pick up Plush Jesus!
In response to our mission to proclaim Christ this Lenten season, the OSL Library will sponsor a Resurrection Egg Hunt on Sundays and Wednesdays, from Feb. 26 through April 12. Find one of the Resurrection Eggs hidden in the front of the Library, check out an item, answer a question about the Easter story, and receive a prize and a treat!
Fifth-graders’ families should have received information by email to sign up for the Agape Meal and all other elements of the fifth grade milestone. If you did not receive the email, sign up via this link.


A Little Further Out...

This month’s Second Saturday Movie, on March 14, will be Indivisible, the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather, whose lives are fully devoted to serving God, family, and country. When war etches deep battle scars, the Turners’ marriage is shaken to its core. Make a day of it with the movie at 2:30 in the Holy Word Theatre, followed by worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place!
The Women’s Spring Table Gala will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Decorate a theme table and invite your friends to this fun luncheon! A variety of table sizes will be available to decorate. Deadline to reserve a table is March 22. Contact Cindy Nassen, 212-5792, or Janiece Peterson, 351-8155.
First graders will celebrate their Lord’s Prayer milestone on March 15. Family time with Pr. Sami, for students with their parents or caring adults, will be at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Then the milestone will be celebrated during the 11:00 Festive worship service. Sign up via this link.
How better to celebrate Pi Day than with…pie! The smell of fresh-baked pie will waft through The Gathering Place on Sunday, March 15—another opportunity for fellowship linked with debt reduction! OSL bakers will bring pies, to be purchased by the slice, starting at 9:00 a.m. Bakers, look for a sign-up sheet at the Information Center. Questions? Call Donna Wilson, 359-7718.
Pickleball Day of Play will be on Sunday, March 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Novice Play will be at First Lutheran Church; Advanced Play will be at OSL. There will be a social hour with pizza from 5:30 to 6:30, at OSL. Questions? Contact Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com.
The OSL Library is accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs (no textbooks, encyclopedias, or dictionaries) for its Spring Book Sale, and will continue accepting items through April 8. The sale will be on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Friendship Room.


Opportunities and Things to Note...

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 March is hearty soup. Place your donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
ELCA Good Gifts is not just about farm animals—$315 can buy a motorbike so a pastor can reach their flock with the gospel and pastoral care. Half of your Noisy Offering giving will go to ELCA Good Gifts and the other half will continue to support Hope Coalition’s preschool scholarship initiative. Thank you for your support of this ministry.
Do you like to shop? Do you want to use those skills to help a neighbor in need? Our Savior’s Discharge with Dignity program partners with Sanford Hospital to provide clothes to patients upon discharge. Our job is simple: just keep the closet full! To help accomplish this mission, OSL is looking to form a crack team of bargain hunters who will go fan to fill requests as they come in from the hospital, then bring items to OSL to be distributed. Contact Pr. Justin Kosec, jkosec@oslchurch.com, to sign up!
Credits: Coffee service photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels. Shopping bag photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash. Clock image by Mat Brown from Pexels. Baked pie photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels.

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