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 will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. This week’s menu: Eggs and bacon. Wednesday supper, at 5:00 p.m. in The Gathering Place, will be pulled pork sandwiches. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Third-graders and their parents/caregivers will celebrate their Bible Milestone this Sunday, May 5. Adults will be led in a blessing over their child, and students will receive their Bibles—marked with words of encouragement from members of the congregation—in the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service. Then, at 10:00, students and parents/caregivers will go to Family Time in the Friendship Room with Pr. Justin. This will be in lieu of Sunday School for Sunday learners.
All Sunday and Wednesday School students age four through fifth grade will sing in the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service this Sunday, May 5. Please show your student where you will be sitting for worship and then bring him or her down to the Labyrinth Room to warm up.
Register now for ROAR! — OSL’s 2019 Vacation Bible School, reminding kids that life is wild but God is good. VBS (for potty-trained children age three through completing fifth grade) will meet from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13, and costs $10 per child. On Thursday there will be a program for families at 11:30 a.m., with pizza to follow. Each family unit will receive one free VBS CD; additional CDs are $5 each. Register via Questions? Contact Melissa Nesdahl, 336-2942 or
Sabbath Seekers is a monthly informal, come-as-you-are gathering of adults of all ages. Enjoy Caribou coffee, delicious treats, and getting to know other people who like those things too! Sabbath Seekers will meet this Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., in Fellowship Hall.
A card shower for the Johnson family—Pr. Sami, Pr. Josh, and newcomer Susanna Mae—will be held in The Gathering Place this Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are invited to come meet the newest member of the Johnson household!
This is the final week of the Envelope Fundraiser to support OSL high-school students going on the Compass Points trip to Colorado in June. These 18 high-school youth, and six adults, will climb a mountain, grow in faith, and learn about the importance of community. Stop by the south windows, near the Celebrate Center, grab a numbered envelope, put in cash or a check (made to OSL) with the corresponding number of dollars as the envelope’s number, and place it in the offering or turn it into the Church Office by May 8. Thank you for your support of OSL Youth!

A Little Further Out...

You can tell spring is here when the WELCA Mother–Daughter Luncheon comes around! This year’s luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 11, in The Gathering Place, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A special treat this year will be a skit from the Church Basement Ladies. Tickets ($9 each) may be purchased in the Church Office during the week or at the Information Center on Sunday mornings. The last day to purchasetickets will be Monday, May 6.
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, to reserve your spot at New Member Orientation on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. New members will be received at worship services on May 25 and 26.
Spring is in the air for Friendship Club! On Tuesday, May 21, OSL members Joyce Kaatz and Ralph Johnshoy will be telling us all about butterflies, how to raise them, and what we can learn from these beautiful creatures. Friendship Club meets in the Friendship Room at 10:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30 in The Gathering Place.
Parents of all children from birth through eighth grade, sign up now for Muffins with Mom and Dad on May 12! We’ll be celebrating our way out of the education year with food, games, a photo booth, and more in Fellowship Hall from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Grandparents and family that may be visiting for the holiday weekend are welcome. There is no cost to attend, but please sign up via the StartUpGenius link you were emailed, or contact Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation,
The final confirmation and high school youth group meeting of the school year will be on May 15 at Thunder Road. Come celebrate from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (confirmation students) and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (high-school students). The cost is $17, which includes unlimited attractions. High-school youth will be playing laser tag at 8:00. See your latest Youth Happenings newsletter (middle school: click here; high school: click here), for more information and to sign up, or sign up here!

Parents, grandparents, and their little ones should mark their calendars for Saturday, May 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for OSL’s first intergenerational Bigs and Littles Dance. Co-hosted with OSL’s ministry partner Pueblo de Dios, the dance will feature games, great food, a photo booth, and more. A suggested $10 donation per family will go toward flood relief in Sioux Falls.

Dust off those running or walking shoes and get ready for the second Faith in Motion 5k Fun Run/Walk, on Saturday, June 8. The walk will begin and end at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, starting at 8:30 a.m., with treats and fellowship at the church afterward. This event is sponsored by First, Gloria Dei, East Side, Our Savior’s, Spirit of Joy, and Peace Lutheran churches as a fundraiser for Lutherans Outdoors. Registration is required, at the Information Center or via A suggested donation of $10 for individuals or $25 for families is encouraged.

Opportunities and Things to Note...

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Bags for the Homebound will be assembled on Saturday, May 18, and delivered on Sunday, May 19. This is a great way to help remind OSL members who are unable to regularly attend worship services that their church family cares about them. Sign up at the Information Center to help with assembly, delivery, or both. This is a great family activity, and is deeply appreciated by the recipients!
Vacation Bible School volunteers help create a safe and successful week! Sixth-graders through adults are invited to build relationships and get in on the fun by helping out, June 10 through 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Contact Melissa Nesdahl,
Midnight Madness is coming! Twice a year, OSL rolls out the red carpet for our Augie neighbors preparing for finals, for an evening of relaxation, studying, and, of course, eating. This semester’s Midnight Madness will be on Sunday, May 19, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Sign up to help (volunteer, make homemade goodies, or contribute to the pizza fund) at the Information Center.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who delivered Meals on Wheels through the snow, cold, and ice of the past months! It’s time to think ahead to the spring/summer delivery schedule—why not consider helping in this important service to our community? Contact Sandy Garnas, 338- 5440. Training is provided for new volunteers!
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 May is peanut butter; for June it will be tuna and tuna helper. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.

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