Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at oslchurch.com for all the latest!

Holy Week
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 12:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. – GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) Family worship; 6:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.
Easter – The Resurrection of Our Lord, Sunday, April 21
7:00 a.m. – Sunrise Worship
8:45 and 11:00 a.m. – Celebrate and Festive worship
OSL Food Ministry will have coffee and donut holes available in The Gathering Place on Sunday morning, starting at 9:30. Wednesday supper will be a taco bar. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Support third graders in their Bible Milestone and encourage them in faith by placing a sticky note of encouragement or highlighting a verse in the Bibles at the south entrance. Bibles will be given to the children on May 5. If you prefer, you may jot a note at home and bring it to place in a Bible the next time you’re at OSL!
The Church Office will be closed on Easter Monday, April 22.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening out while the kids (ages one through eight) enjoy playing in the OSL Nursery! Register by contacting Nancy Heesch, robertheesch@yahoo.com, with the names and ages of your children.
This year’s Envelope Fundraiser supports OSL high school students going on the Compass Points trip to Colorado in June. These 18 high-school youth, and six adults, will climb a mountain, grow in faith, and learn about the importance of community. Stop by the south windows, near the Celebrate Center, grab a numbered envelope, put in cash or a check (made to OSL) with the corresponding number of dollars as the envelope’s number, and place it in the offering or turn it into the Church Office by May 8. Thank you for your support of OSL Youth!
Register now for ROAR! — OSL’s 2019 Vacation Bible School, reminding kids that life is wild but God is good. VBS (for potty-trained children age three through completing fifth grade) will be from Monday, June 10, 9:00 a.m., to Thursday, June 13, 12:00 p.m., and costs $10 per child. On Thursday there will be a program for families at 11:30 a.m., with pizza to follow. Each family unit will receive one free VBS CD; additional CDs are $5 each. Register via oslchurch.com/events. Questions? Contact Melissa Nesdahl, 336-2942 or mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.
The final session of the Recent Loss Group has been rescheduled to April 24, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel.


A Little Further Out...

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be next Sunday, April 28. If you volunteer in any way at OSL, come any time between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for a free breakfast and a pin, and the heartfelt thanks of the entire OSL community!
All Sunday and Wednesday School students age four through fifth grade will sing in the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service on May 5. Please show your student where you will be sitting for worship and then bring him or her down to the Labyrinth Room to warm up.
A card shower for the Johnson Family—Pr. Sami, Pr. Josh, and newcomer Susanna Mae—will be held in The Gathering Place on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are invited to come meet the newest member of the Johnson household!
Parents of all children from birth through eighth grade, sign up now for Muffins with Mom and Dad on May 12! We’ll be celebrating our way out of the education year with food, games, a photo booth, and more in Fellowship Hall from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Grandparents and family that may be visiting for the holiday weekend are welcome. There is no cost to attend, but please sign up via the StartUpGenius link you were emailed, or contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.

Parents, grandparents, and their little ones should mark their calendars for Saturday, May 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for OSL’s first intergenerational Bigs and Littles Dance. Co-hosted with OSL’s ministry partner Pueblo de Dios, the dance will feature games, great food, a photo booth, and more. A suggested $10 donation per family will go toward flood relief in Sioux Falls.



Opportunities and Things to Note...

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Vacation Bible School volunteers help create a safe and successful week! Sixth-graders through adults are invited to build relationships and get in on the fun by helping out, June 10 through 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Contact Melissa Nesdahl, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.
OSL supports the Food to You Mobile Food Pantry by donating various food items throughout the year, which will be used by local families in need. The food item for May is peanut butter; for June it will be tuna and tuna helper. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Bags for the Homebound will be assembled on Saturday, May 18, and delivered on Sunday, May 19. This is a great way to help remind OSL members who are unable to regularly attend worship services that their church family cares about them. Sign up at the Information Center to help with assembly, delivery, or both. This is a great family activity, and is deeply appreciated by the recipients!
Be one of 25 OSL volunteers who will serve breakfast at the Banquet on May 2! Five volunteers will arrive at 5:30 to cook, and 20 at 6:30 to help serve. Sign up at the Information Center. Call Jon Voight, 334-8410 or 323-9591, with questions.
Come help with the next Dinner to Your Door prep day, on Friday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place kitchen. Dinner to Your Door provides a ready-to-heat meal for someone who is recovering from a hospital stay, undergoing treatment, grieving a loss, or just going through a difficult time.
Midnight Madness is coming! Twice a year, OSL rolls out the red carpet for our Augie neighbors preparing for finals, for an evening of relaxation, studying, and, of course, eating. This semester’s Midnight Madness will be on Sunday, May 19, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Sign up to help (volunteer, make homemade goodies, or contribute to the pizza fund) at the Information Center.
The Love in Action Core Ministry Team invites a few individuals interested in a service trip to Rosebud, to help build ramps, from June 20 through June 22. Participants will construct about four ramps to give elders much-needed handicap access to their homes. Spots are limited, so contact Pr. Justin ASAP if you’re interested: jkosec@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 44.
This year’s Lenten and Easter Offerings are designated as direct support of OSL’s 30-some ministry partners, which expand exponentially the reach of our mission beyond the walls of Our Savior’s. Thank you for your generous support.
Hospital Visitation is a vital ministry that lets OSL members know they matter to both God and their church family. Opportunities exist for you to volunteer, and training will be provided! Contact Pr. Tim Lemme, tlemme@oslchurch.com or 336- 2942, ext. 19, or Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 48, for details.

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