Connecting Faith and Life
Join Pr. Randy on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Chapel, for the current session of this adult learning opportunity. The group will meet through February 20 to discuss what author, historian, and keen cultural observer Phyllis Tickle refers to as Emergence Christianity, a phenomenon of radical transformation that has been occurring in the church and in the world every 500 years for at least the past three millennia. Workbooks are available in the Church Office. A donation of $15 will help cover the cost of course materials.

What’s Going On?
Here are some events plotted by OSL Youth and Family Ministry for the whole congregation to enjoy:

Stampede Hockey and Weiner Dog Races. Come out on to the Arena on February 23 to enjoy an exciting Stampede game and the even more exciting Weiner Dog Races! Watch those tiny paws scamper across the ice and see the fastest wiener dogs in South Dakota. The game starts at 7:05 P.M.; tickets are available on Sunday mornings at the Youth Table, or in the Church Office during the week, for $15 each, with $5 from every ticket going to support Youth Summer Trips.

The Silent Auction is the major fundraiser for youth summer trips each year. Bidding on items will begin on Saturday, February 16—thank you to everyone who donated items for the auction! Come check out the new items and help OSL youth get to Colorado and Duluth this summer. The auction will end on Sunday, March 3, at the Silent Auction Banquet and Youth Talent Show.

Everyone is invited to the Silent Auction Banquet and Youth Talent Show, on March 3, in The Gathering Place. See this Intercom’s cover story for details. If you are a youth who is interested in participating, email John,

Say Cheeeeeeese!
If you haven’t had your portrait taken yet for the upcoming OSL Pictorial Directory, you still have time—but not much!

The remaining rounds of sittings are February 5–9 and 21–23. And slots are filling up fast, so don’t delay!

Sign up in one of three ways: (1) Stop by the table on the west side of The Gathering Place on Sunday morning. (2) Visit the OSL website and follow the link to sign up online. (3) Contact Loretta in the Church Office, 336-2942, ext. 14, and lock down an appointment!

And say cheeeeeeese!

Third Time’s the Charm: Chili Cook-Off Returns!
Here comes the third annual Chili Cook-Off/Cupcake Walk, on February 24 at noon in The Gathering Place. Stir up your favorite chili recipe and either enter it for judging or just bring a pot to share. Not a fan of chili? Bring your favorite soup to share! Don’t feel like cooking? Come enjoy a bowl of chili or soup prepared by your OSL friends.

Competitors will be judged by a secret panel who will award first-, second-, and third-place honors. Everyone will vote on the People’s Choice Award. And, as usual, a cupcake walk will be held during the event. Proceeds will go to Mission: Possible.

A Note of Thanks
This comes from Zac Carlson, whom OSL members helped with his Eagle Scout project, collecting musical instruments for students whose families can’t afford them:

Dear Our Savior’s Lutheran,
Thank you for all the support and help throughout my Eagle Scout project! And for allowing me to work through our church. The majority of donations I received came through Our Savior’s, and really made my project possible. Thank you so much!

Zac Carlson

Theology Tapped
Looking for engaging conversation on matters of faith and life in a fun, informal setting? Join Pr. Randy for Theology Tapped on Thursday, February 28, at 8:00 p.m., at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E. 8th St.

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

February Menus (subject to change)
Sunday Breakfasts

3 – Eggs and bacon
10 – Cheese omelets
17 – Eggs and bacon
24 – French toast sticks

Wednesday Dinners
6 – Chicken chow mein
13 – Valentine’s Day taco bar
20 – Garlic herb chicken
27 – Goulash

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