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!

The Augsburg Centennial Singers, a 50-voice male chorus, will appear in concert at Our Savior’s this Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:00 p.m. Paul Christensen, the Singers’ director, has chosen a variety of music by classical composers including J. S. Bach, contemporary composers including Leland B. Sateren, familiar hymn tunes, folk songs, and a patriotic set including “God Bless America.” A freewill offering will be received.
OSL Food Ministry will serve breakfast this Sunday in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30. On the menu: cheese omelets and sausage patties. Wednesday dinner continues this week too—taco night, with all the fixins. Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
The OSL Library’s Fall Reading Program, “We ‘FALL’ow Jesus,” will run through Oct. 28. Each day they check out items, children, youth, and adults will receive a treat and have their book receipt submitted for a chance to win a weekly $5 drawing. As the program continues, the Library’s Tree of Life display will show the beauty of God’s creation by its leaves of green turning to brilliant golds and reds, representing the ways God richly blesses and transforms us.
Connecting Faith and Life (CFL), an adult learning opportunity for those interested in exploring the life of faith and going deeper in their experience of the faith, will continue on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Friendship Room, with Pr. Randy. The first course: a seven-week focus on the refugee crisis. Through weekly readings, a brief documentary-style video, guided discussion, and group activities, participants will learn to engage and navigate respectfully what can be a difficult subject, while reflecting on how our Christian faith leads us to respond to the plight of our neighbor in need. Books are available in the Church Office during the week or at the Information Center on Sundays; a $10 donation will help defray the cost of resources.
The Three-Year-Olds’ Bible Milestone will be this Sunday, Sept. 23. Parents and their three-year-olds will have Family Time with Pr. Sami at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room, then will receive their Bibles and a blessing at the 11:00 Festive worship service.
Come join the Library’s Summer One Church One Read book discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman this Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room.
The OSL Library is accepting books, movie DVDs, and music CDs for its Fall Book Sale through Oct. 17. The sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Friendship Room. A large selection of children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction books will be for sale, along with music CDs and movie DVDs.


A Little Further Out...

Feel like you belong here? 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 lneslson@oslchurch.com, to reserve your spot at New Member Orientation on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Members will be received at all services on Oct. 6 and 7.
“Your Past Does Not Define You” will be the presentation at Addiction Awareness Ministry Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10:00 a.m., in the Friendship Room. Michael Gross will share his story of how God led him away from a life of pain and onto a path of peace and hope. All are welcome!
The Kindergarten Caring Conversations Milestone will be on Oct. 7. Students and their parents will receive a blessing during the 8:45 a.m. Celebrate worship service, then, at 10:00, will have Family Time with Pr. Sami in the Friendship Room, and make a conversation cube together. Kindergartners in Sunday School will not attend education that day, since they will be in Family Time with their parents.
Hey, Snowbirds! OSL is teaming with Lifetouch to produce a new photo directory, which will be out early next year. A first round of photography will begin on Oct. 16 so you may have your portrait taken before you leave the Snow Belt! (You don’t have to be a Snowbird to sign up for October—there will be more sessions to follow.) Contact Loretta, 336-2942, ext. 14, or lneslson@oslchurch.com, or Barb, 336-2942, ext. 23, or bhaugan@oslchurch.com, to sign up!
Family Favorites Pot Luck Supper, sponsored by the Congregational Life board, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:00 p.m., in The Gathering Place. Bring your family’s favorite dish to share with others—and bring copies of the recipe to share too!
Are you in the mood for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting? Then join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.
OSL Dining Out—an evening of dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant—will meet at Cowboy Chicken, 41st St. and Garfield Ave., on Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Come and enjoy great food and great fellowship! Sign up at the Information Center or call Donna Wilson, 359-7718.
All OSL members are invited and encouraged to contribute to the 2018 Advent Devotional, “Treasures of Darkness.” Pick up a copy of the Guiding Statement at the Information Center, then send your devotional to Bill Reynolds, breynolds@oslchurch.com, by Nov. 9, preferably as a Word document attached to an email message.


Opportunities and Things to Note...

The Caring Friends Program expands OSL’s visitation program to members who are homebound or in nursing homes or care facilities. How may you participate in this important ministry? Come to the Conference Room on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11:00 a.m., to find out! Can’t make it then? Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or dharlan@oslchurch.com.
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 September is hearty soup. Donations may be placed in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.


Youth and Family Notes


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