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

OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. This week’s menu: Breakfast pizza. Wednesday supper will be a fried chicken dinner. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Parents’ Night Out will be this 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,, with the names and ages of your children.
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!
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 Questions? Contact Melissa Nesdahl, 336-2942 or
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be this 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!
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!

A Little Further Out...

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!
You can tell spring is here when the WELCA Mother–Daughter Luncheon comes around! This year’s luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 11, in The Gathering Place, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A special treat this year will be a skit from the Church Basement Ladies. Tickets ($9 each) may be purchased in the Church Office during the week or at the Information Center on Sunday mornings. The last day to purchasetickets will be Monday, May 6.
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,
The final confirmation and high school youth group meeting of the school year will be on May 15 at Thunder Road. Come celebrate from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (confirmation students) and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (high-school students). The cost is $17, which includes unlimited attractions. High-school youth will be playing laser tag at 8:00. See the latest Youth Happenings newsletter for more information and to sign up.

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,
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!
Come help with the next Dinner to Your Door prep day, this 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: or 336-2942, ext. 44.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who delivered Meals on Wheels through the snow, cold, and ice of the past months! It’s time to think ahead to the spring/summer delivery schedule—why not consider helping in this important service to our community? Stop by the table in The Gathering Place this Sunday morning to ask questions, get info, or sign up, or contact Sandy Garnas, 338- 5440. Training is provided for new volunteers!

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