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: Cheese omelets. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
You can tell spring is here when the WELCA Mother–Daughter Luncheon comes around! This year’s luncheon will be held this 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.
Unbroken: Path to Redemption, this month’s Second Saturday Movie, begins where the April movie, Unbroken, concluded, bringing the rest of Louis Zamperini’s inspirational true story to life. 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!
Muffins with Mom and Dad is this Sunday, May 12! Parents of all children from birth through eighth grade are invited to Fellowship Hall, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., to celebrate the final day of programming with food, games, a photo booth, and more. Grandparents and family that may be visiting for the holiday weekend are welcome, too!
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!

Walking Workout Wednesdays are back! Meet in the Labyrinth Room at 10:00 a.m. to walk in place with a 20-minute Leslie Sansone DVD, then cool down with a 20-minute walk outside (or inside, depending on weather). End with an optional seven-week Wellness series discussion (20 minutes) in The Gathering Place. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson (336-2942, ext. 28; or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48;

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

A Little Further Out...

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.
Come celebrate Pr. Don Lehmann’s 80th birthday and 30 years of service at OSL, on Sunday, June 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. The program will begin at 2:45, and refreshments will be served. Contact the Church Office, 336-2942, if you plan to attend; cards may be sent to OSL.

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.

Lunch, Look, and Learn: Curious about community living options in the Sioux Falls area? Join Michelle Anderson, RN, Faith Community Nurse, for the first in a summer series of group tours that include a free lunch! The first lunch and tour will be at Touchmark, on Tuesday, May 21, at 11:30 a.m. Reserve your spot by contacting Michelle by May 30: 336-2942, ext. 28, or Carpooling will be available, leaving from OSL at 11:15.
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!
The Love in Action Core Ministry Team invites a few individuals interested in a service trip to Rosebud, to help build ramps, from June 20 through June 22. Participants will construct about four ramps to give elders much-needed handicap access to their homes. Spots are limited, so contact Pr. Justin ASAP if you’re interested: or 336-2942, ext. 44.
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 be thinking about 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!
Being an usher is a great way to serve members, guests, and visitors. Openings are available for all worship services, especially at 11:00 a.m. Your schedule can be worked around. Contact Loretta Nelson, or 336-2942, ext. 14.
OSL TV Ministry has volunteer opportunities for all worship services! This is a fun, easy job, and the TV Ministry crew is great to work with. Contact Pr. Justin ( or 336-2942, ext. 44), or just stop by TV Ministry (lower level) on a Sunday morning.
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 June, tuna and tuna helper, may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library. The next distribution will be on May 16; sign up at the Information Center.

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