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!

Stay updated on OSL’s continuing response to Covid-19 on the OSL website and Facebook page. And stay well!
The fourth episode of Hear and Know, Our Savior’s podcast, is now online! Have a listen here, and check out previous installments there while you’re at it.
You’ll find this week’s pastoral letter on the OSL website—where you’ll also find previous weeks’ letters.
Photo of Runner
OSL has been challenged! Our friends at First Lutheran have challenged us to see who can get the most participants to walk, run, or bike 100 miles! So members and friends are encouraged to get moving, from May 7 to June 7. This would be a great way for families to engage in a physical exercise project together. Participants must register with Deb Harlan, Read all about it here, or contact Deb.
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Don’t care to participate in the 100-mile competition? Click here for fun suggestions on challenging yourself to keep moving (or get moving!) during these strange pandemic days!
By now, you should have received via U.S. Mail information about Faithful, Hopeful, Loving, Our Savior’s 2020 Stewardship Appeal, including an Estimate of Giving card. If you haven’t already, consider growing in your giving and become a 2020 Mission Investor by completing the card and returning it to the Church Office by May 18. 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.
Visit to view OSL members’ Generosity Stories, as well as “Your Estimate of Giving Card: A How-To Video,” which was shown in worship services last weekend.
Text Giving screen
Looking 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!
Keep 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.
  • How 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!

    So That Happened...

    Nancy Heesch
    You may have noticed that we’re living in strange times, and so there was no way to hold a proper send-off for Nancy Heesch, who has served as OSL’s Nursery Coordinator since 2017. Nancy’s last day as Nursery Coordinator was May 10. Our Savior’s has been blessed to have Nancy serving the youngest members of the OSL community and their families. Thank you, Nancy!
    Photo of OSL grounds
    Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, took a break from working at home to stop by OSL and snap some photos—check out a few of her Spring Beauty at OSL pictures on the website!
    Photo of coffee being served

    Opportunities to Serve,
    and Things to Note...

    During these difficult times, perhaps more than ever, seniors and the homebound need to be supported with meal delivery, and you can help! The procedure has changed, so there is no personal contact: meals are packaged in plastic bags and hung on the recipients’ door handles. If you can help with delivery, or if you need more information, call Sandy Garnas, 338-5440. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!
    Campus Cupboard photo
    You 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!
    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. 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.
    Credits: Coffee service photo by on Pexels. Birdhouse photo by Kamen Atanassov on Unsplash. Photo of runner by sporlab on Unsplash. Photo of walking shoes by Joseph Barrientos on Unsplash.

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