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 is still on summer break for a little while, but you are welcome to engage in OSL’s Core Value of Community by enjoying a cup of coffee and conversation with your OSL friends in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings. Sunday breakfast will return on Kick-Off Sunday, September 8. Check out the menu at!
Our Savior’s will host a Worship Summit this Sunday, Aug. 25, at 11:45 a.m., and on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:00 p.m. Ministry leaders representing musicians, sound, media, and TV techs, greeters and ushers, Communion Team Leaders, readers, and Information Center workers will conduct brief overviews of these ministries, and you may sign up to give one (or more) a try. Begin on Sunday with a light lunch in The Gathering Place; the Wednesday group will meet in Fellowship Hall, following supper. Contact Gene LeVasseur, 336-2942, ext. 40, or, with questions.
OSL Children’s Night at Thunder Road will be this Sunday, August 25, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Simply say you are there for OSL Children’s Night to receive $4.50 mini-golf or one-attraction one-time tickets (or two times in the batting cage, tilt-a-whirl, or laser maze). Children five and younger can mini golf for free with a paying adult. This event is for entire families with a child from infant through fifth grade in the 2018–2019 school year.
The trip of a lifetime is coming up fast! If you’ve been considering joining Prs. Randy and Shelly Gehring on their 2020 trip to Greece and the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, now is the time to register. Tickets to the Passion Play are now in very short supply. To secure your place, contact Pr. Randy, or 336-2942, ext. 11.
Meet in the Labyrinth Room for Walking Workout Wednesdays! Come at 10:00 a.m. to walk in place with a Leslie Sansone DVD, then cool down with a walk outside (or inside, depending on weather). Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson (336-2942, ext. 28; or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48;
Find all the latest info about OSL Youth Ministry in Middle School Youth Happenings and High School Youth Happenings newsletters! Visit

A Little Further Out...

Kick-Off Sunday is coming right up—Sept. 8 is when OSL revs up fall programming and returns to regular worship hours. Wednesday evening activities will resume on Sept. 11. There’s a bunch of things you’ll want to know, so check out the info you’ll find here!
The year’s final outdoor Celebrate worship service will be on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8:45 a.m. Don’t miss it!
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.
Friendship Club is coming back from summer break, kicking off its fall series with a trip to the Herreid Military Museum in Luverne, Minn., on Sept. 10 (a week earlier than usual). After the museum, the group will enjoy lunch at Sterling’s Café. If time permits, there may be a tour of the historic Palace Theatre, too. Travel via motorcoach, $30 per person. Sign up at the Information Center, or in the Church Office during the week.
OSL’s Recent Loss Group will meet on Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, Nov. 6 through 20, and Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or, to register. Attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper, available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.
Our Savior’s WELCA Unit will be joining First Lutheran’s WELCA Unit on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:00 p.m., at First Lutheran, for dessert and coffee and a presentation by Jenny Peterson, the author of She Walked by Faith, Not by Sight. Tickets to this free event will be available at the Information Center on Sunday mornings and in the Church Office during the week. The deadline to pick up tickets will be Monday, Sept. 2. This event will be in lieu of the WELCA Fall Luncheon.
The Art of Letting Go: OSL Women’s Fall Retreat will be held at Inspiration Hills, near Inwood, Iowa, from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Ashlee Ferguson, an expert on organization, home management, and more, will speak on “The Art of Letting Go: Tackling the Clutter” and “Home Life Balancing Act.” Space is limited, so register before Aug. 25: register online via My OSL, or stop by the Information Center. Questions? Contact Janiece Peterson,
Hey, second- through fifth-graders who love music, drama, and art: Joyful Noise will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Joyful Noise will be a fun way to express and grow artistically, develop our faith in God, and add beauty to worship services at OSL. For more information, contact Gene LeVasseur, or 336-2942, ext. 40.
OSL is the sponsor of this year’s Guide Your Feet 5K, a race to support OSL’s partner ministry, Church on the Street, to benefit the unhoused in the community. Guide Your Feet will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, outside the Morrison Commons at Augustana University. Registration will start at 7:30. Register online ($20) or at the race ($25); students can register for $5. All proceeds support the ministry of Church on the Street. Visit for more info or to register.

Opportunities and Things to Note...

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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 September will be hearty soup. Place donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Leader training for all Frolic, Sunday and Wednesday School Rotation, Connect, and Confirmation leaders will be on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Leaders will be commissioned on Kick-Off Sunday, Sept. 8, at the worship service of their choosing.
Thanks and appreciation for Meals on Wheels’ summer volunteers, including the OSL youth teams that delivered meals in July. The next volunteer calendar (September through December) is being built now. If you would like to help with this community effort to support the elderly and homebound, call Sandy Garnas, 338-5440. Choose dates that work with your schedule; training is provided for new drivers.

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