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!

OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. On the menu: Cheese omelets, sausage patties, yogurt, orange juice, and donut holes. Wednesday supper will be pork loin, loaded potatoes, green beans, hot buns and butter, tossed salad, and dessert. Check out the month’s menu at oslchurch.com! OSL Food Ministry is entirely supported by freewill donations. Thank you for your $6 contribution...but see below about kids’ meals!
In living out OSL’s Core Value of Community, kids eat free in November! The Discipleship and Love in Action teams will sponsor kids’ Sunday breakfasts and Wednesday suppers all month long. Come enjoy a great meal at OSL as a family!
OSL’s Recent Loss winter series is meeting on Wednesdays, Nov. 6 through 20 and Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Anyone who has recently lost a loved one is welcome! Register with Michelle Anderson, mianderson@oslchurch.com or 336-2942, ext. 28. Attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper at 5:00 in The Gathering Place; look for the group’s table.
Come help with the next Dinner to Your Door prep day, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 1:00 p.m., in the lower-level kitchen. Dinner to Your Door is a ministry that provides a ready-to-heat meal for someone who is recovering from a hospital stay, grieving a loss, has had a new baby, or is just going through a difficult time.
“Whoo Loves Books” Library reading program will run through Nov. 24. Each day they check out items, children, youth, and adults will receive a treat. The first time they check out books during the reading program, their names will be displayed on the bulletin board and they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The winner of the prize will be announced in the bulletin announcements the weekend of Dec. 1.
The Second Saturday Movie, on Nov. 9, will be Heavenly Deposit. Make a day of it with the movie at 2:30 p.m. in the Holy Word Theater, worship at 5:00, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place.

Everyone is welcome to the Make and Take Snack Plate Cross+Gen Event this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10:00 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Come decorate a plate to fill with treats and pass on to a friend. That friend can then enjoy the treats, refill the plate, and bless another—the giving never ends! This will be in lieu of regular Sunday School and Middle School Sunday morning education. A parent of caring adult must accompany students in grade five or younger.

Pr. Randy is on sabbatical, for the purpose of rest, renewal, study, and leadership development, through Nov. 30. OSL policy allows pastors to request sabbatical after serving for six years. For assistance with matters typically handled by Pr. Randy, contact the Church Office, 336-2942, to be connected with the proper person to help you in his absence. Keep Pr. Randy in your prayers during this time.


November Worship and Preaching Series

OSL’s November worship and preaching series, Belong, will focus on issues of loneliness and belonging, and how we as God’s people find the comfort and support we need during the difficult times of life.

Many events and educational opportunities will focus on the theme Belong. Read about them here, and stay tuned for more as the series unfolds!



A Little Further Out...

WELCA’s Annual Pie & Lefse Sale will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., in The Gathering Place. Funds raised will support WELCA’s 2019 Unit Wide Mission Project, “Everyday Samaritan – Taking Care of Our Neighbor.”
Don’t miss the 2020 Youth Summer Trip Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 10:00 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Come learn about or sign up for Youth Summer Immersions: Middle-school youth will head to Ingham Lake Bible Camp for a week of worship, hilarious skits, personal messages, and fun at the lake with other youth from around the region, July 19 through 24. High-school kids have two options: Omaha for the Urban Plunge, a week of service, relationship building, and fun, June 7 through 12; and Minnesota for Spoke Folk, a 12-day bicycle and music ministry tour, July 29 through Aug. 9. Check your youth emails for more information and to sign up, or visit oslchurch.com. Guaranteed cost of only $100 if youth fully participate in the Silent Auction fundraiser.
Second graders’ Ten Commandments Milestone will be on Nov. 17. Students and their parents will have Family Time with Pr. Sami at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room, which will include a Lego activity. Then families will celebrate the milestone and receive a blessing during the 11:00 Festive worship service. Second graders will not attend Sunday School that day, since they will be in Family Time with their parents.
OSL’s Stewardship Development Committee will host an educational talk, “How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams,” presented by First Bank and Trust, on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Americans lost $1.5 billion to fraud and scams last year, and the numbers keep rising—learn how to protect yourself!


Opportunities and Things to Note...

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 November is peanut butter. Place donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
Every year, OSL members assemble and deliver Blessing bags for the homebound, to remind them their church family hasn’t forgotten them. This year, bags will be assembled on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10:00 a.m., and delivered on Sunday, Nov. 24. Sign up at the Information Center to help with either or both. This is a great family activity!
Stop by the Youth Information Table in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings to purchase your Hy-Vee cards. Five percent of each sale will support OSL Youth attending summer trips. Last year your support netted nearly $5,000!
If your words could heal, would you speak up? The Compass Center seeks new volunteer advocates to provide support, advocacy, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual assault. New advocate training starts Nov. 9 and 16. Contact Kelsey, 339-0116 or kelsey@thecompasscenter.org, for information.
It’s Lefse Time! OSL’s Women of the ELCA are looking for about ten people to mix lefse dough on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., it would be great to have about 30 people to help roll lefse balls, grill, and package! All the action will be in the lower-level kitchen. Bring your lefse grill, turning sticks, pastry board, pastry brush and cloths, and rolling pin. Everyone is welcome—no experience required! Sign up at the Information Center or contact Donna Wilson, 359-7718, or Lori Tendler, 323-8009.
Be someone who counts! Offering counters meet on Monday mornings for two to three hours—why not be one of them? It’s not necessarily a weekly commitment, and no experience is necessary! For details, call Barb Haugan, 336-2942, ext. 23.
This year, the delicious Thanksgiving dinner that OSL Youth and Family Ministry serves to families of the Volunteers of America Youth Center will be hosted here at Our Savior’s. That means families from Hezekiah House and Genesis Mentoring Program will be invited to join in! You can make this a special night by helping set up and serve the meal, and providing hospitality, on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sign up at oslchurch.com/youth-family.
Make Christmas fudge for prison inmates! Pick up a pre-packaged kit at the Information Center starting next Sunday, Nov. 17, or in the Church Office during the week. Make a pan of fudge and bring it to OSL on Dec. 8. It will be included in Christmas bags for inmates. Questions? Call Donna Wilson, 371-1518.
Credits: Coffee service photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels. Photo of Jack O'Lanterns by David Menidrey on Unsplash.

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