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

Breakfast is back! 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 return this week, too, with walking tacos. Check out the month’s menu at! Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.
Connecting Faith and Life, an adult learning opportunity at OSL, will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with an in-depth look into the Gospel of Luke. Together, Pr. Randy and class participants will 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. Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:00, in the Friendship Room and are open to all adults who enjoy learning more about how our faith connects with everyday life. A $5 donation will help defray the cost of resources and supplies.
Hy-Vee card sales will be back on Sept. 8! Stop by the Youth Information Table in The Gathering Place on Sunday mornings to purchase your cards. Five percent of each sale will support OSL Youth attending summer trips. Last year your support netted nearly $5,000 for youth trips.
Kick off the programming year with the Library! When kids and youth check out items in the Library this Sunday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 11, they will receive a mini football and a treat!
Faith in Motion wellness challenge has been issued again! Put on your walking or running shoes and compete against five other Lutheran congregations to determine where the traveling trophy will reside. (It’s currently at First Lutheran.) Everyone, young and old, may participate! Just keep track of your steps during September—walking, running, stair-climbers, elliptical trainers, indoors or outdoors, it all counts! Pick up an optional tracking calendar at the Information Center, if it will help you keep count. Register with Deb Harlan, or 336-2942, ext. 48.
The OSL Library will begin accepting items for its Fall Book Sale on Monday, Sept. 9! Cull your collection of books, movie DVDs and music CDs; the Library will not accept textbooks, dictionaries or encyclopedias, or VCR tapes. Donations will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 13. The book sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Friendship Room.
It’s Kick-Off Sunday! Regular worship hours resume, Sunday School and middle-school programs begin, High School Girls Bible Study is back—and don’t forget the Kick-Off Sunday Bake Sale, benefiting the Hope Coalition in its efforts to ensure that every child gets a chance to attend preschool. Wednesday evening programming will resume this week as well: get all the details here!
Youth Ministry Kick-Off starts this Sunday, Sept. 8. A new Middle School Sunday Morning program will begin at 10:00 a.m., in the Youth Room: games, service, Bible story, and craft time, plus donuts with Trish. At the same time, High School Girls Bible Study will begin, in the Oasis room. Confirmation will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. The new High School Dinner and Homework time will be at 6:30 on Sept. 11, followed by High School Youth Group Kickoff, from 7:00 to 9:00. High School Youth Group will begin with a five-week series, “The Pursuit.” Get all the details at Questions? Contact John, or 336-2942, ext. 35.
Hey, second- through fifth-graders who love music, drama, and art: Joyful Noise will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Joyful Noise will be a fun way to express and grow artistically, develop our faith in God, and add beauty to worship services at OSL. For more information, contact Gene LeVasseur, or 336-2942, ext. 40.
Meet in the Labyrinth Room for Walking Workout Wednesdays! Come at 10:00 a.m. to walk in place with a Leslie Sansone DVD, then cool down with a walk outside (or inside, depending on weather). Questions? Contact Michelle Anderson (336-2942, ext. 28; or Deb Harlan (336-2942, ext. 48;
OSL’s Recent Loss Group fall series will meet on Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel. (Winter series will be Nov. 6 through 20, and Dec. 4.) Register with Michelle Anderson, or 336-2942, ext. 28. Attendees are welcome to partake in OSL Community Supper, available before the meeting, at 5:00 in The Gathering Place.

A Little Further Out...

Second Saturday Movies return with the Sept. 14 feature, Breakthrough, at 2:30 p.m. in the Holy Word Theatre. Breakthrough is about a profound truth: prayer is our connection to God. Make a day of it with the movie, followed by worship at 5:00 in the Sanctuary, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place!
Trip Report Weekend will be Sept. 14 and 15. OSL youth will share stories from their summer trips to Colorado and Duluth at all five weekend services. They also will serve as greeters, ushers, worship assistants, and communion assistants, and will help with Kidtalk. This weekend also will be the reveal of OSL Youth’s three 2020 summer trips as well as a preview of 2021 trips.
Three-Year-Olds’ Bible Milestone will be celebrated on Sept. 22. Gather at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room for Family Time with Pr. Sami. Then, during the 11:00 Festive worship service, your families will receive a blessing and lead the congregation in singing “Jesus Loves Me.” Register in advance with Melissa Nesdahl via the SignUpGenius link you were emailed, or contact her at

The Art of Letting Go: OSL Women’s Fall Retreat will be held at Inspiration Hills, near Inwood, Iowa, from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Ashlee Ferguson, an expert on organization, home management, and more, will speak on “The Art of Letting Go: Tackling the Clutter” and “Home Life Balancing Act.” Space is limited, so register now via My OSL, or stop by the Information Center. Questions? Contact Janiece Peterson,

OSL is the sponsor of this year’s Guide Your Feet 5K, a race to support OSL’s partner ministry, Church on the Street, to benefit the unhoused in the community. Guide Your Feet will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, outside the Morrison Commons at Augustana University. Registration will start at 7:30. Register online ($20) or at the race ($25); students can register for $5. All proceeds support the ministry of Church on the Street. Visit for more info or to register.

Opportunities and Things to Note...

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OSL Caring Friends serve members who are homebound or in nursing homes or care facilities, to help them feel connected to the Body of Christ. To become a Caring Friend, contact Deb Harlan, or 336-2942, ext. 48.
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 September will be hearty soup. Place donations in the marked bins near the south entrance, by the Library.

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