Worship and Preaching Series
As we celebrate All Saints Day, the weekend of November 2 and 3, OSL also will begin a four-week worship and preaching series, Belong.

Each weekend will see discussions of issues of Loneliness and Belonging, each being part of who we are: What do these things mean for us and for those we encounter each day?

As the series begins, you are encouraged to bring a picture or two of someone who has died whom you are remembering during this year’s All Saints observance. The presence of these pictures in worship will be a visible witness of how we are connected with those we love, in hopes this series will be a blessing to all.

Have Your Say!
OSL’s Stewardship Development Committee will host a Listening Post on October 6, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in the Conference Room.

The purpose of the Stewardship Listening Post is to engage members and friends of Our Savior’s in guided, open conversation about, well, stewardship–of time, talents, treasure, and more. The idea is to gain insight into participants’ thoughts and feelings and to further develop the culture of generosity that already exists at OSL.

Lisa Parker will guide the conversation. Join her and other OSL friends in the Conference Room on October 6, and let your voice be heard!

Parents’ Night Out
The next Parents’ Night Out will be on Friday, October 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening out while the kids (ages one through eight) play in the OSL Nursery!

Register by contacting Nancy Heesch, robertheesch@yahoo.com, with the names and ages of your children.

Rev. Jes Kast at Augustana
The Augustana University Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics, and the Chapel of Reconciliation, will host the Rev. Jes Kast, new Lead Pastor to Faith United Church of Christ in State College, Pennsylvania, for a visit to Augustana. In addition to meeting with students, she will give a public lecture and preach at the Chapel of Reconciliation. The schedule:

Public lecture, “Won’t you Be My Neighbor? Friendship and Solidarity Across Religious Differences,” Tuesday October 15, in the 3-in-1 Room in the Morrison Commons, 7:00 p.m.

Sermon, “A Taste of Heaven: Acts 2:42–47,” Chapel of Reconciliation, Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 a.m.

Find more details at http://bit.ly/jes-kast.

Have Something to Eat!
OSL Food Ministry serves breakfast on Sundays in The Gathering Place, starting at 9:30, and Wednesday supper starting at 5:00. All are welcome! Thank you for contributing to the freewill offering to help cover expenses.

Here are the October menus (subject to change):

Sunday Breakfasts
6 – Bacon and eggs
13 – Biscuits and gravy
20 – Bacon and eggs
27 – Egg bake

Wednesday Suppers
2 – Burrito bowls
9 – Chicken fettuccine
16 – Super Chicken
23 – Tater Tot casserole
30 – Halloween fun

Theology Tapped
If you’re looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting—and who isn’t?—join Pr. Justin (filling in for Pr. Randy) for Theology Tapped!

The next get-together will be on Thursday, October 24, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.

Connecting Faith and Life: Learning Luke
The fall semester of Connecting Faith and Life, an adult learning opportunity at OSL, continues on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:00, in the Friendship Room and is open to all adults who enjoy learning more about how our faith connects with everyday life.

The first course of study will feature an in-depth look into the third Gospel of the New Testament, Luke.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.

A $5 donation will help defray the cost of resources and supplies.

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