Here’s your look at some of the things happening at Our Savior’s. See the current bulletin announcements at for all the latest!

Midweek Lenten worship services continue on Wednesdays, at noon in the Chapel and at 6:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary, from March 13 through April 10. 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.
Two-year-olds through kindergarten students and their families are invited to OSL’s first Drive-In Mystery Movie, this Saturday, 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,
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 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!
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 Lent, beginning on Saturday, March 23, at 8:30 a.m., in The Gathering Place South. Pr. Randy will be the group connector. Contact him with questions:
Find out what’s happening in Youth Ministry at OSL by checking out the latest Middle School and High School Youth Happenings at, or (middle school) or (high school).
OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. This week’s menu: Scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, bacon, orange juice, and donut holes. Wednesday supper during Lent will be soup and pie. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
The First Grade Lord’s Prayer Milestone will be this Sunday, 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 this Sunday, 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.
Walking Workout Wednesdays will continue through April 10, at 10:00 a.m., in the Labyrinth Room. Using a Leslie Sansone DVD, the group will walk in place with easy-to-follow moves for shaping the waistline, flattening the tummy, and strengthening the back. Following the DVD workout, everyone will be invited on a 30-minute walk around the building—inside, of course! Come for a fun, active time.
OSL Addiction Ministry invites you to OLLI Community Lecture Series 2019: The Drug Abuse Crisis Near and Far. The final session in this free series will be “Medical Perspective: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction,” with healthcare providers, on March 21. The lecture will be held in The Gathering Place, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Visit for complete details.
The OSL Library’s winter One Church One Read is Sold on a Monday by Krista McMorris. Join the discussion on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.

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The OSL Library is accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs 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. Bring items into the Library during open hours; do not leave items outside the Library doors.

Fifth graders will celebrate their Holy Communion milestone next month. This milestone includes four activities that require sign-up and involve shared time with family, sponsors, and other cheerleaders in your child’s faith. Sign up via Contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation,, with questions.
Do you hear the Holy Spirit calling? The South Dakota Synod will sponsor a Seminary Discernment Retreat on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Joy Ranch near Watertown. This fun-filled, fast-paced day of discernment and conversation will provide information for people of all ages to learn about a variety of seminary study programs, seminary financial aid, and the ELCA candidacy process for those considering a call to public ministry as a pastor or deacon. The event is free, with lodging provided for Friday and/or Saturday evenings, lunch on Saturday, and continental breakfast on Sunday. Contact Jake Hanson, Seminary Resource Recruiter,
The Potluck Supper is coming up, on March 30, at 6:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Sign up at the Information Center for the type of dish you plan to bring—Main Dish, Side Dish, Salads and Rolls, and Desserts. If you would like to help with the Potluck Supper, contact Loretta Nelson, 336-2942, ext. 14 or

Opportunities and Things to Note...

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This year’s Lenten and Easter Offerings are designated as direct support of OSL’s 30-some ministry partners, which expand exponentially the reach of our mission beyond the walls of Our Savior’s. Thank you for your generous support.
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, or 336- 2942, ext. 19, or Deb Harlan, or 336-2942, ext. 48, for details.
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 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
Church on the Street is collecting Easter eggs for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. You can help by contributing plastic Easter eggs filled with candy. You may drop them off at First Lutheran Church in downtown Sioux Falls or the synod office at Augustana University, by April 3. Questions? Contact Rebel Hurd,
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.

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