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

Tomorrow, Nov. 9, is the deadline for Treasures of Darkness, OSL’s 2018 Advent Devotional! If you’ve had an idea for a devotional in the back of your mind, now’s the time to bring it forward, write it down (250 words maximum), and send it off to Bill Reynolds, If you need a peek at the writer’s guidelines, visit
Preparation for the WELCA Annual Pie and Lefse Sale will be this Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (A set-up crew will arrive at OSL at around 7:00 to prepare for dough-mixing to begin around 8:00.) All are welcome—men, women, and youth! No experience necessary. Bring your lefse-making griddles and tools, if you have them. The sale will be on Nov. 18.
Everyone is welcome to the Make and Take Giving Plate Cross+Gen Event, this Sunday, Nov. 11 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 it, and bless another—the giving never ends! This will be in lieu of regular Sunday School and Middle School Youth Group education that day. Students grade five and younger must attend with a parent or caring adult.
A new course of Connecting Faith and Life —a study of the book of Jonah—continues on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room, with Pr. Randy. Come explore how Jonah offers a vision in which God’s love and mercy is not only available to the people of Israel, but to other peoples as well. A suggested donation of $8 will help cover the cost of materials.
Stop by the OSL Library and see how the Tree of Life display’s leaves are turning from green to brilliant golds and reds as “We ‘FALL’ow Jesus,” The Library’s fall reading program, continues. Each day they check out items (through Nov. 25), children, youth, and adults will receive a treat and have their book receipt submitted for a chance to win a weekly $5 drawing. And the Tree of Life changes to represent the ways God richly blesses and transforms us.
The theme of his year’s stewardship appeal is Share Joy!, based on that well-known verse in Nehemiah, “…the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). And this is Share Joy Weekend, when we will take time during worship to complete our Statements of Intent to support financially the ministry of OSL in 2019, and present them as an act of worship during the Offering. Nehemiah reminds us that the joy we experience as a result of God’s faithfulness is a strength that can carry us through even the most difficult challenges. Did you miss the Share Joy stewardship videos shown in worship services in late October? View or re-view them here!
OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. On the menu: Egg bake, fruit, yogurt, donut holes, and orange juice. Wednesday dinner this week will be chicken and garlic herb sauce, rice, diced carrots, tossed green salad, garlic bread, and something sweet. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Advent Music Series is an exciting new opportunity to serve in Festive worship during the Advent season! If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist, come share your talents through preludes, postludes, and special music in Festive worship on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December. All ages, instruments, and voices are welcome! Contact Matthew Tylutki ( for more information.

A Little Further Out...

Come enjoy the spirit of Thanksgiving on Nov. 20, as Friendship Club gives thanks for the many blessings we receive as God’s family. Worship in the Chapel will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal in The Gathering Place. Bring a friend!

Opportunities and Things to Note...

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 November is peanut butter. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
OSL Caring Friends are volunteers who serve members who are homebound or in nursing homes or care facilities, to help those folks feel connected to the Body of Christ. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a Caring Friend, contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Youth and Family Notes

OSL youth summer trips 2019 will include middle- and high-school youth heading to the North Shore of Minnesota to serve the people of Duluth (July 13 through 19—click here for more information and to register) and high-school students’ Compass Point Backpacking Trip in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado (June 15 through 22—info and registration are here). Registration forms are available at or the Youth Information Center in The Gathering Place and the Youth Room. Email John,, for more information or with any questions.

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