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!
Christmas at OSL
December 24 –
2:00 p.m. – “Christmas GIFT” (Generations in Faith Together) family worship, Celebrate Center
4:00 p.m. – Celebrate and Festive worship services (Festive worship will be televised on KTTW at 9:00 p.m.)
5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Supper, Friendship Room
6:00 p.m. – Festive worship service
10:00 p.m. – Festive worship service
December 25 – Festive worship service, 10:00 a.m.
Come share in OSL’s second Christmas Eve Gift (Generations IN Faith Together) worship service, on Monday, Dec.24, at 2:00 p.m., beginning in The Gathering Place. This worship service will celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus through interactive storytelling, song, caring conversation, creative expression, and a child-safe Silent Night ritual.
The Shepherd on the Search helps children discover the joy of searching for the Christ Child during the Advent season. Every Sunday and Wednesday, beginning on Nov. 28, Library patrons who find one of the 12 baby Jesus figures hidden among the shelves will receive a treat and a prize. Be sure to visit the Library and encourage your child to follow the shepherd’s search for the Christ Child.
The Church Office will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.
You belong here! You’ll make a difference, meet new friends in faith, and deepen your walk with God when you join OSL. Contact Loretta, 336-2942, ext. 14, or email@example.com to reserve your spot at New Member Orientation on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. New members will be received at worship services on Jan. 26 and 27.
Join Pr. Randy for the next session of Connecting Faith and Life, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room. For seven weeks, the group will meet to discuss what Phyllis Tickle—author, historian, and keen cultural observer—refers to as Emergence Christianity, a phenomenon of radical transformation that has been occurring in the church and in the world every 500 years for at least the past three millennia. Are we living now in another such period of change? Come and be part of the conversation. A $15 donation will help cover the cost of course materials.
Delaine Shay, a longtime member of OSL and volunteer coordinator for OSL’s Addiction Ministries, will discuss her book And Then, We Laughed: A Memoir of Hope & Healing on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 10:00 a.m., in the Celebrate Center. And Then, We Laughed is an intimate story of perseverance, courage, faith, and humor despite life’s toughest challenges, and how God took a mess and made it a message.
The St. Olaf Choir will begin its 2019 Winter Tour with a concert at Our Savior’s, on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 7:00 p.m. Comprised of 75 mixed voices, the choir is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. The ensemble’s annual tour brings its artistry and message to thousands of people across the nation and around the world. Visit wp.stolaf.edu/stolaf-choir to purchase tickets.
The story of the Magi will come to life on Sunday, Jan. 6, with live camels at OSL! Celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas by getting your picture taken with the camels near the south entrance, between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by contacting Nancy Heesch, firstname.lastname@example.org, with and ages of your children (ages one through eight).
Join ecumenical partners and interfaith leaders for Interfaith Day at the state capitol in Pierre, on Jan. 9. Honoring the commitment to ecumenical and inter-religious outreach, this will be a day of conversations, prayer, and reflection with neighbors of other faiths across South Dakota. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and briefing at Lutheran Memorial Church before transitioning to the capitol. See https://bit.ly/2RRFKk3 for details and registration.
High school youth will head to Okoboji on Jan. 26 and 27 for a fun weekend of bonding, growing in our faith, and fun. Click here for more information and to sign up. Cost for students is $30, plus money for dinner; deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Jan. 9. Parents are invited to help with driving and supervision.