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!

Looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting? Join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped tonight, Thursday, Feb. 28, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.
This Sunday, March 3, members of Pueblo de Dios, OSL’s mission partner, will make breakfast as a thank-you for our ongoing friendship. That morning, you may take your breakfast to the Friendship Room to meet Jordan Bruxvoort, the new coordinator of Vecinos Unidos (formerly Ayuda), as he shares more about mission work with our Latino/a/x brothers and sisters here in Sioux Falls.
The Silent Auction Youth Fundraiser will end this Sunday. Online bidding will close at noon, and in-person bidding will close at 5:45 p.m., at the Silent Auction Banquet and Youth Talent Show. All proceeds will support OSL kids attending summer trips to Colorado and Duluth. Bid on 190 items online here!
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Worship services will be at noon, 5:30, and 7:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Midweek Lenten worship will occur each Wednesday, March 13 through April 10, at noon in the Chapel and at 6:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Lenten theme this year is The Right Stuff, a theme that will help us explore how we can use the stuff in our lives for godly purposes.
On the run? Ashes to Go will take place again this year, on Ash Wednesday, March 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Pull up under the canopy at the South Entrance to receive a blessing, imposition of ashes, and a small treat, and be on your way again in minutes!
Attention Men! If you’re 25 to 45ish and longing to go deeper in your faith with men your age, consider being a part of The Right Stuff LifeGroup that will meet during Lent at a time and frequency that works for the group. Pr. Randy will be the group connector. Contact him if you’re interested: rgehring@oslchurch.com.
Because of Ash Wednesday, Wednesday supper will not be served on March 6. For the rest of Lent, the Wednesday meal will be soup and pie. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Wellness Wednesdays will not meet on March 6 (Ash Wednesday), but will resume for its final meeting of the series on March 13, at 6:00 p.m., in Caring Ministries.
Only two more Sundays remain for your four- or five-year-old preschool student to carry Plush Jesus for their Walk with Jesus Milestone! Register your child via the SignUpGenius link you should have received (if you haven’t, contact Melissa, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com). When your child has Plush Jesus, you will take photos and fill out an info sheet about activities shared, for a video that will be shared in worship on March 31.
To keep God’s grace at the heart of the Lenten season, the OSL Library will host an Eggs-on-the-Shelf Lent and Easter activity! Come check out items from the Library each Sunday and Wednesday from March 6 through April 21, find one of the Resurrection Eggs hidden among the shelves, and answer a question about the Easter story to receive a prize!
The OSL Library’s winter One Church One Read is Sold on a Monday by Krista McMorris. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home. Check out a copy in the Library, then join in the discussion on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
Find out what’s happening in Youth Ministry at OSL by checking out the latest Middle School and High School Youth Happenings at oslchurch.com, or https://conta.cc/2DOQ1bU (middle school) or https://conta.cc/2D3y4EW (high school).


A Little Further Out...

The OSL Library will be accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs from March 3 through March 31 for its spring book sale. The book sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in the Friendship Room.
OSL Addiction Ministry invites you to OLLI Community Lecture Series 2019: The Drug Abuse Crisis Near and Far. This free series will include “Personal Perspective: A Daughter’s Death, a Family’s Heartache,” with Angela Kennecke, on March 7; “Law Enforcement Perspective: Drug Abuse and Addiction Challenges,” with agents of the Division of Criminal Investigation, on March 14; and “Medical Perspective: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction,” with healthcare providers, on March 21. All lectures will be held in the Celebrate Center, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Visit bit.ly/2tCd0RN for complete details.
All are welcome to join in the Button Cross Canvas Cross+Gen Event, on March 10, at 10:00 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Come explore the Lenten theme through meaningful discussion while designing your own cross!
A walking program has physical benefits, and may draw us closer to God by adding an intentional reflection or devotional element. This Lenten season, join your OSL friends for Walking to the Cross, at 10:00 a.m., in Fellowship Hall, beginning on March 13 and continuing through April 10. A scripture passage, a reflection, and a prayer from Walking to the Cross, a Lenten Devotional by Butch Odom will be emailed to you to encourage and guide you in your Lenten journey. Contact Deb, 336-2942, ext. 48, or dharlan@oslchurch.com to sign up.
Two-year-olds through kindergarten students and their families are invited to OSL’s first Drive-In Mystery Movie, on March 16, from 10:00 11:15 a.m., in the Labyrinth Room. Have your child decorate a box, laundry basket, or tub at home before the event, which they will comfortably sit inside as their “car,” then bring your child’s car, a pillow, and comfy outdoor chairs for the rest of your family to the event. Sign up through the link you were emailed, or contact Melissa Nesdahl, mnesdahl@oslchurch.com.
The Second Saturday Movie, on March 9, will be Unbroken, the epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and WWII hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Make a day of it with the movie at 2:30 in the Holy Word Theatre, followed by worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place!
The First Grade Lord’s Prayer Milestone will be on March 17. Students and their parents or caring adults will attend a pastor-led Family Time at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room, where you will make beautiful “Our Father” wooden cross ornaments and discuss this milestone in faith. Then, during the 11:00 Festive worship service, you will lead the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer. Family Time will be in lieu of Sunday School for Sunday learners on March 17.
All students age four through fifth grade will sing in the 11:00 a.m. Festive worship service on March 17. If your child is a Sunday learner, please pick him or her up from Sunday School, show your child where you will be sitting in worship, and then help him or her line up outside the Library to sing.


Opportunities and Things to Note...

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Thrivent Benefit members may direct Choice Dollars each year to a charity of your choice—including OSL—at no cost to themselves. To direct any 2018 Choice Dollars you may have, log in at thrivent.com or call 1-800-THRIVENT and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt. The deadline to direct your 2018 Choice Dollars is March 31. Also, you may apply for up to two $250 Action Team grants for a cause you care about in your church or community. Questions? Contact Deb Merxbauer, 336-2942, ext. 25, or dmerxbauer@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 March will be hearty soup; for April it will be cereal. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
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.


Youth and Family Notes

Find out what’s happening in Youth Ministry at OSL by checking out the latest Middle School and High School Youth Happenings at oslchurch.com, or https://conta.cc/2DOQ1bU (middle school) or https://conta.cc/2D3y4EW (high school).
Only nine slots remain for your four- or five-year-old preschool student to carry Plush Jesus for their Walk with Jesus Milestone! Register your child via this SignUpGenius link. When your child has Plush Jesus, you will take photos and fill out an info sheet about activities shared, to be used for a video that will be shared in worship on March 31.
The First Grade Lord’s Prayer Milestone will be on March 17. Students and their parents or caring adults will attend a pastor-led Family Time at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room, where you will make beautiful “Our Father” wooden cross ornaments and discuss this milestone in faith. Then, during the 11:00 Festive worship service, you will lead the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer. Family Time will be in lieu of Sunday School for Sunday learners on March 17.
All students age four through fifth grade will sing in the 11:00 a.m. Festive worship service on March 17. If your child is a Sunday learner, please pick him or her up from Sunday School, show your child where you will be sitting in worship, and then help him or her line up outside the Library to sing.

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