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!

The year’s final outdoor Celebrate worship service will be this Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8:45 a.m. Don’t miss it!
OSL Food Ministry is still on summer break, 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 this Sunday morning. Sunday breakfast will return next week, on Kick-Off Sunday, Sept. 8, beginning at 9:30. Check out the menu here!
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.
Our Savior’s will host a Worship Summit this 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 in Fellowship Hall, following supper. Contact Gene LeVasseur, 336-2942, ext. 40, or glevasseur@oslchurch.com, with questions.
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 now: register online via My OSL, or stop by the Information Center. Questions? Contact Janiece Peterson, janiecelpeterson@live.com.

Kick-Off Sunday is coming right up—next Sunday, 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!
Faith in Motion wellness challenge has been issued again! Put on your walking or running shoes and compete against five other Lutheran congregations to determine where the traveling trophy will reside. (It’s currently at First Lutheran.) Everyone, young and old, may participate! Just keep track of your steps during September—walking, running, stair-climbers, elliptical trainers, indoors or outdoors, it all counts! Pick up an optional tracking calendar at the Information Center, if it will help you keep count. Register with Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 48.
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; mianderson@oslchurch.com) or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48; dharlan@oslchurch.com).
Find all the latest info about OSL Youth Ministry in Middle School Youth Happenings and High School Youth Happenings newsletters! Visit oslchurch.com/youth.


A Little Further Out...

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.
Photo: Luverne Area Chamber and CVB.
OSL’s Recent Loss Group fall series will meet on Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. (Winter series will be Nov. 6 through 20, and Dec. 4.) Register with Michelle Anderson, mianderson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 28. Attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper, available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult learning opportunity at OSL, will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with an in-depth look into the Gospel of Luke. Together, Pr. Randy and class participants will explore how God calls the church—that’s us!—into an era of carrying the Good News about Jesus to the ends of the earth. Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:00, in the Friendship Room and are open to all adults who enjoy learning more about how our faith connects with everyday life. A $5 donation will help defray the cost of resources and supplies.
Trip Report Weekend will be Sept. 14 and 15. OSL youth will share stories from their summer trips to Colorado and Duluth at all five weekend services. They also will serve as greeters, ushers, worship assistants, and communion assistants, and will help with Kidtalk. This weekend also will be the reveal of OSL Youth’s three 2020 summer trips as well as a preview of 2021 trips.
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, glevasseur@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 40.
You are invited to chalk the OSL campus sidewalks with messages of hope and healing on Sept. 8, as part of Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 6 through 14). Supplies are in Caring Ministries. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact the Helpline Center, South Dakota’s leader in suicide prevention and response: 1-800-273-8255. All South Dakotans have access to the crisis line all day, every day. The service is free and confidential.
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 churchonthestreetsf.org 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.
Hy-Vee card sales will be back on Sept. 8! Stop by the Youth Information Table in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings to purchase your cards. Five percent of each sale will support OSL Youth attending summer trips. Last year your support netted nearly $5,000 for youth trips.
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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