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. This week’s menu: Biscuits and gravy. Wednesday supper will be Super Chicken. Check out the month’s menu at oslchurch.com! Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
An instructor from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be on hand at OSL on Thursday, Oct. 17, to provide Emergency Training. The evening will begin with a pizza supper at 6:00 p.m., followed by an informal class at 6:30. Training will be in CPR (hands only), AED, and first aid, including “Stop the Bleed” practice with tourniquets. All are welcome to this free training. Register with Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 48, or email@example.com.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult learning opportunity at OSL, will continue its in-depth look into the Gospel of Luke this Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room. Participants explore how God calls the church—that’s us!—into an era of carrying the Good News about Jesus to the ends of the earth. Kairos student Robert Peterson is filling in for Pr. Randy. Classes are open to all adults. A $5 donation will help defray the cost of resources and supplies.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops will be held at OSL on Thursday evenings, through Nov. 7, 6:00 to 8:30, in Room 103; a second series will be held on Friday mornings, Oct. 11 through Nov. 15, 9:00 to 11:30, in Room 101. The workshops are for adults and/or their caregivers who experience daily pain from ongoing conditions, and will cover such topics as exercising, goal-setting, pain medication, managing stress and depression, and more. Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson, 336-2942, ext. 28, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This is OSL Prayer Shawl and Quilt weekend—a chance to lift up the dedicated volunteers who knit or crochet baptismal prayer shawls (symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God, and given to people who need a warm embrace) and create quilts that are distributed to several local agencies as well as Lutheran World Relief as well as quilted lap robes given to local nursing homes. Thank you, volunteers, for your dedication, and thanks be to God!
Everyone is excited for the Kindergarten Caring Conversations Milestone this Sunday, Oct. 13! Students and their parents or caring adults will receive a blessing during the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service. At 10:00, they will join Pr. Sami for Family Time in the Friendship Room, and make a Conversation Cube. Family Time will be in lieu of Sunday School that day for Sunday-learning kindergartners. Register for this milestone via the SignUpGenius link you were emailed, or contact Melissa Nesdahl, email@example.com.
This month’s Friendship Club presenter will be OSL member Ron Rossing, talking about the recent trip he and his wife, Martha, made to Saudi Arabia. The Rossings’ son and daughter-in-law have been teaching in Saudi Arabia for several years, and have learned much about the people, culture, and religion of that country. You won’t want to miss this fascinating presentation! Friendship Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Friendship Room, with lunch afterward in The Gathering Place.
“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.
Cull your collection of books, movie DVDs, and music CDs and donate them to the OSL Library’s Fall Book Sale, through Sunday, Oct. 13. The Library will not accept textbooks, dictionaries or encyclopedias, or VCR tapes. The book sale will be on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Friendship Room.
The Governing Board will hold a series of open question events for members to express ideas and concerns related to three important questions: How has church membership has evolved over the years? How does Micah 6:8 illustrate the theology of welcome and hospitality? How does the change in OSL’s governance model help Our Savior’s carry out that mission? Sessions will meet on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the Chapel; Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel; and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Come for fellowship and good conversation that will assist with OSL strategic planning for 2020!
Register for 2020 Youth Mission Immersions! Registration is open for Middle School Week at Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, Bible Camp, July 19 through 24, and for high school trips to Omaha for Urban Plunge, June 7 through 12, as well as to Minnesota for Spoke Folk, July 29 through Aug. 9. See your Youth emails for more information and to register.
Middle School Okoboji Recharge, Nov. 8 through 10, is a weekend youth retreat packed with fun chapel services, comical skits, high-energy praise and worship, stimulating Bible studies, delicious and healthy meals, Christ-centered fellowship, and awesome staff. Cost is as low at $52; check out your Youth emails for more information and sign-up.
Get ready for the Potluck Supper, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Sign up at the Information Center for the type of dish you plan to bring. If you would like to help, contact Loretta Nelson, 336-2942, ext. 14, or firstname.lastname@example.org./span>
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 October is any kind of cereal; for November, peanut butter. Place donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.
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!