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: Bacon and eggs. Wednesday supper will be Tater Tot casserole. Check out the month’s menu at! Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Middle Schoolers: Come for some corny fun at the Heartland Country Corn Maze this Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $8 (cash or check only). Meet at the corn maze between 1:45 and 2:00. Next week, on Sunday, Oct. 27, come for Middle School Youth Group Spook Fest, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Youth Room. Activities will be themed around Halloween and how, because we have God’s help, we don’t need to be afraid. It’s free, and friends are welcome. Finally, don’t forget about the Middle School Okoboji Recharge, November 8 through 10—a weekend youth retreat packed with comical skits, high-energy praise and worship, stimulating Bible studies, delicious and healthy meals, and Christ-centered fellowship. Cost is as low at $52; check out your Youth emails or for details and sign-up; the sign-up deadline is Oct. 23.
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.
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.
An instructor from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be on hand at OSL tonight, 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
Parents or caring adults of Sunday School or Wednesday School students: attend class with your child this Sunday, Oct. 20, or Wednesday, Oct. 23 (whichever your child attends). OSL’s organist Matthew Tylutki will have fun, interactive learning stations for your family to explore Reformation music. He’ll use the result of a composition game in Festive worship services’ Offertory on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 27.
It’s time for the OSL Library’s Fall Book Sale! You’ll find a vast array of books, movie DVDs, and music CDs—more than enough to take you through the winter days ahead! The book sale will be this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and this 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 this Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the Chapel; this 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’s strategic planning for 2020!

“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.

A Little Further Out...

First through fifth graders, with their parents or caring adults and siblings, are invited to the Inside Out Movie & Pizza Shuffle on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring comfy outdoor chairs and watch the movie in the Hub (formerly the Labyrinth Room), followed by pizza and discussion in Fellowship Hall. There is no cost to attend. Sign up via the link you were emailed, or contact Melissa Nesdahl,
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.
Everyone is welcome to the Make and Take Snack Plate Cross+Gen Event on 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.
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
Called to Care: A Conference for Family Caregivers will be held at OSL on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Connect with local resources and build a community of support to help you care for those you love. Workshops will help you beat stress, prepare yourself and your home for caregiving, and plan for the future. Brunch will be provided. Register for free at, or call (844) 227- 9304, by Nov. 6.
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.

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 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!
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