Here’s your weekly look at things happening at Our Savior’s.
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Midnight Madness logoEvery semester, Our Savior’s invites Augie students over to study, socialize, relax, and eat before Finals Week—and for good reason, it’s called Midnight Madness! This semester, the Madness will occur this Sunday, May 15, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Hot sandwiches, veggies, fruit, etc., will be served from 6:00, with pizza and ice cream sundaes at 9:00. Quiet study spaces will be available, and the Gym will be open. All Augie students are invited! To volunteer or contribute, visit the Welcome Center. Questions? Contact Loretta Nelson, 605-336-2942 or lnelson@oslchurch.com.
Theology Tapped LogoJoin Pr. Randy at Monk’s Ale House, 420 E. 8th St., for great conversation at Theology Tapped, Thursday, May 19, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Drawing of a LadybugLook who’s been spotted in the OSL Library—Ladybugs! , the Library’s summer reading program for kids and adults. Starting on May 22, 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!

Summer Blast Car Show flyerOSL’s Summer Blasts will be back before you know it! This year’s first Blast, on June 15, will feature the annual(ish) Car and Motorcycle Show–as well as live music, food, fun for all ages, and outdoor worship. If you have a classic car or motorcycle to show, be sure to reserve your spot soon! Contact the Church Office, 605-336-2944 or raaker@oslchurch.com.

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; for Sunday Festive worship; and for Sunday Celebrate worship.

Things to Note…

Michelle AndersonSome notes from Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse:
• Be sure to check the expiration dates on your home COVID tests. Some of the kits that were made available early on may be close to expiring.
• Even if you have no symptoms, consider testing yourself if you will be traveling or visit vulnerable people, to protect yourself and others.
• If you are eligible for another COVID vaccination, please get it ASAP—we’re seeing an uptick in new variant cases.
Contact Michelle, 605-336-2942, ext. 28, or mianderson@oslchurch.com with questions.

John SchombergAs announced last month, OSL Youth Director John Schomberg is in candidacy for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church and will be leaving Our Savior’s to begin his theological education. He will be placed at Beresford Zion United Methodist Church and serve the folks there as he is completing his academic requirements. A reception in his honor, with a card shower, will be held on Sunday, May 22, between worship services, in The Gathering Place. Come celebrate John’s faithful ministry at Our Savior’s and wishing him well in this new chapter in his life.

Walking Wednesdays graphicWalking Wednesdays is on the move again, at 10:00 a.m., in the Hub. The group walks for 30 minutes using the Leslie Sansone Just Walk – Walking off the Pounds DVD, followed by a 30-minute walk (outside, when weather permits, otherwise inside. Come have some fun and exercise!

Photo of LEGO birthday sceneHey, kids! Stop into the OSL Library during yoiur birthday week and choose a free book from the “Birthday Box!”

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 mianderson@oslchurch.com with questions.

Flipping calendar pages - MayKeep an eye on the OSL calendar, at oslchurch.com/calendar, as events and activities are added! The website calendar is continuously updated, so visit it frequently.
Lutheran Planned Generosity logoPutting stock in something that matters. A gift of appreciated investments could offer the opportunity to decrease taxes and even increase the size of your gift to Our Savior’s! This strategy can even allow you to reset the cost basis in those investments you want to keep as a part of your portfolio. Contact Kathy McHenry at Lutheran Planned Generosity of South Dakota, 605-274-5030 or kmchenry@sdsynod.org, for more information.
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 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, usually uploaded on Monday.
• Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

Opportunities to Help

Food to You Mobile Food Pantry logoBe one of the OSL volunteers who will help with the Food to You grocery and hygiene products distribution on Thursday, May 26, at St. John American Lutheran Church, Western Avenue at 13th Street. This will be a drive-up, no-contact event. Masks are recommended, and gloves and sanitizer will be provided. Volunteers may social distance in the building during box prep. Details and a sign-up sheet may be found at the Welcome Center.

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 dharlan@oslchurch.com.

Food to You Mobile Food Pantry logoOSL supports the 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 May is peanut butter; for June, tuna and tuna helper. 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 graphicLoving and caring for one another is not just the pastor’s job—it’s something Jesus calls us all to do! Stephen Ministry is a way for people with gifts for caring ministry can bring Jesus’ love and care to those who most need it. If you know someone who is going through a difficult time, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 605-336-2942, ext. 48, or tlemme@oslchurch.com, to explore how a Stephen Minister can provide focused, confidential, one-to-one Christian care to help that person experience the healing power of Christ’s love.

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 pinclipart.com. Photo of person holding smartphone by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash. Photo of walking shoes by Joseph Barrientos on Unsplash. Photo of LEGO birthday scene by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash. Video of TV Pixels by raymond on Videezy.com. Photo of people holding hands by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. Calendar Flip 600 by Muddy River Media via YouTube. Photo of birdhouse by Gary Yost on Unsplash. Photo of bereaved woman by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash. Stephen Ministry background photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash. Photo of man texting by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.


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