Celebrating Marilyn Schempp
Come and celebrate with Marilyn Schempp as she retires from her position as Principal Organist and Associate Director of Music and Fine Arts. Sunday, August 5, will be Marilyn’s final Sunday serving as organist, during the 10:00 A.M. Festive worship service. Afterward. a reception in Marilyn’s honor will be held in The Gathering Place, from 11:00 to noon. Be sure to stop by for refreshments and to greet Marilyn as she and Mark enter this time of transition in their lives.

Open Scripture. Join the Conversation
There is no better time than summer to study the Bible. The rhythm of life, at least for many of us, seems to allow time to do things we otherwise find difficult to fit into full schedules.

Pr. Randy is offering a six-week Bible study, “Growing the Church God’s Way: A Study of Ephesians,” through August 28. The class meets in The Gathering Place from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Light snacks and beverages will be served. A $10 donation will help cover the cost of materials.

Come and join the conversation!

Summer’s Last Blast
OSL’s final Summer Blast of the season, Ark in the Park, is coming on Wednesday, Aug. 8­—rain or shine! Come and enjoy good food, a fun animal-themed game, yard games, the ZooMobile, and worship with the band Short Notice. You don’t want to miss this fun event for all ages. Invite your friends to this fun summer night out! The meal starts at 5:00 and worship starts at 6:30.

Summer Organ Recitals
OSL’s Organ Recital Series will return in July. Recitals will be held on Wednesdays, from 12:15 to 12:44 p.m., followed by a light lunch ($7 per person). Here is the schedule:

    August 1: Marilyn Schempp, Our Savior’s Lutheran
    August 8: Mary Newton, St. Barnabas Lutheran, Plymouth, Minnesota
    August 15: Zachary Brockhoff, First Lutheran, Sioux Falls

OSL Day at the Parks
Spend a day in the outdoors with your OSL friends on OSL Day at the Parks, August 12!

Start with worship at the McKennan Park bandshell, at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting, then spend the afternoon at the Birdcage as the Sioux Falls Canaries host the Fargo Moorhead Redhawks. Pr. Randy will throw out the first pitch! Game time is 1:05. Tickets are $8 per person at the Information Center or in the Church Office.

Theology Tapped
If you’re looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting, join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped on Thursday, August 23, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.

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