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 taking a 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 on Sunday mornings.
Clear your calendar now for a mid-year meeting of the OSL congregation, to be held on Sunday, July 28, at 11:45 a.m., in The Gathering Place. The agenda will include a financial update and a look at the transitioning of OSL’s governance structure. A light lunch will be served. Plan to attend!
OSL’s Organ Recital Series returns this summer! Recitals will be held on Wednesdays, at 12:15 p.m., in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception and light lunch in The Gathering Place. A donation of $7 to defray lunch costs is appreciated. The series will begin on July 17 with Andy Jacob, Organ Scholar at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, Ga. All are welcome! Learn more at
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.
Find all the latest info about OSL Youth Ministry in Middle School Youth Happenings and High School Youth Happenings newsletters! Visit
The OSL Library’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” runs through Aug. 4. Each day they check out items, children, youth (through high school), and adults will receive a treat; children will also receive a prize. The one who reads the most books in each age group will receive a $15 gift card. The Library will track and display the number of books each person reads on the Universe of Stories bulletin board. Readers will also “testify” how God speaks to them through books by writing on their “planet” on the bulletin board.
The Library Committee has selected Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens as its Summer One Church One Read title. Where the Crawdads Sing is an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. Check out one of the 11 copies available in the Library, then join the discussion on Sept. 22, at 10:00 a.m., in the Library.
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). End with an optional Wellness series discussion in The Gathering Place. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson (336-2942, ext. 28; or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48;
This week, 35 OSL youth and adults are in Duluth for their Service Learning Mission Trip. From July 13 through 19, they will be serving at the United Way, the Salvation Army Food Shelf, Loaves and Fishes of Duluth, the Community Gardens, the care facility at Benediction Health Center, and Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition to their good work, they will visit Gooseberry Falls, Canal Park, Enger Park and Tower, Park Point Beach, and the Como Zoo. Please pray for safety, fun, and that each youth encounters God through service and love for their neighbor. Follow their adventures on Facebook throughout the week, and learn more on Trip Report Sunday.
The Summer Food Service Program, which provides free, nutritious lunches to children through age 18, continues at OSL, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Parents, babysitters, or caring adults should accompany their children. There’s no signup, no forms, and no requirements. All are welcome. Questions? Barb Haugan, or 336-2942, ext. 23.

A Little Further Out...

Don’t miss OSL Night with the Canaries on Friday, July 26, at 7:05 p.m., featuring fun for all ages with promotions, Christmas in July, and Fireworks Friday. OSL has reserved a block of 100 tickets in Upper Executive Level seating, behind home plate. Tickets ($8) may be purchased on Sunday mornings, at the July Summer Blast, or in the Church Office during the week.

Register Now for Step Up to the Plate: Living Courageous Faith—OSL’s First Bible Immersion Camp!—featuring Augustana University Head Softball Coach Gretta Melsted (2019 DII National Champions). With a bat, ball, and the Holy Word, your child will experience play and games, worship, activity, Bible study, crafting, and more, under one key verse that will help them live boldly. No skill or prior experience with softball or baseball is required. Bible Immersion Camp is for boys and girls who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade in the 2018–19 school year. It will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Our Savior’s. The cost is $5 per attendee; students must register on or prior to July 14. Friends are welcome! Questions? Contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation,

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 August will be pasta. Place donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Be one of 30 OSL volunteers who will serve breakfast at the Banquet on Wednesday, July 31! Sign up at the Information Center, preferably by July 24.
OSL will be serving our neighbors at Food to You, on Aug. 15 at Augustana Lutheran Church. Volunteer sign-up information is located at the Information Center. Middle- and high-school youth are welcome to sign up with a parent or other caring adult. Come for an enjoyable evening at this important ministry! Augustana Lutheran is located at 235 N. Prairie Ave.
OSL’s summer Noisy Offering will support the ongoing goal of the Hope Coalition to make quality preschool education accessible to all children in Sioux Falls. From January through May, the Noisy Offering totaled $2,180.25, which was divided between the Hope Coalition, for preschool scholarships, and Hungry Hearts, in support of their efforts to stem the tide of food insecurity among children in Sioux Falls. Thanks for your generous support!

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