Donate, Stock Up at the OSL Library’s Fall Book Sale
The Fall Book Sale will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, in the Friendship Room. A donation of $2 for books for adults, $1 for children’s books, CDs, or DVDs, is suggested. A large selection of children’s books and posters will be available.
You may continue to donate gently used books, music CDs, and movie DVDs through Wednesday, October 19. Because of limited storage space, items received after October 19 will be recycled.
Library Hosts Reformation Book Sale
In conjunction with Augsburg Press, the OSL Library will host a Reformation Book Sale. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase books at a 50% discount, with free shipping. Be sure to check out the 16 books that will be on display from October 30 through November 13 in the Library. Order forms are available in the Library; payment is to be made when the order is placed.
Second Saturday Movies Switch to Afternoons
Saturdays at the Movies will start at 2:30 p.m. instead of 6:45 p.m., beginning with the October 8 feature, Miracles from Heaven, the true story of one little girl, her journey to heaven, and an amazing story of healing. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst into an old, hollowed-out tree. A remarkable family drama and uplifting, hope-filled memoir, Miracles from Heaven will change how we look at the world around us. Make it a day at OSL with the movie at 2:30, worship at 5:00, and dinner afterward in The Gathering Place.
Monthly Book Club for Adults
The Book Club for Adults meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the OSL Library to discuss that month’s novel. The October 27 selection will be A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.
Join this exciting community of readers! A list of the 2016 selections is available in the Library.
Sunday 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–noon
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.–noon
2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.–noon and 4:30–6:30 p.m.
New in the Library
New Books for Adults
Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay shows how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel. When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of a bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.
Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger is a taut, suspenseful thriller that features everything readers love in a Cork O’Connor novel: a dramatic Northwoods setting, an intriguing view of the Objibwe culture, an enigmatic crime, masterful storytelling, and more than a few surprises.
New for Middle- and High-School Youth
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self-pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she gets to know her father. Then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy, and suddenly she’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. There’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.
New Picture, Early Reader and Chapter Books
7 Days of Awesome by Shawn Byous. With a Dr. Seuss feel, 7 Days of Awesome rhymes its way through each day of creation and encourages children to ponder God’s wisdom in creating this wonderful world. Accompanied by charming, animated illustrations by Colin Jack, this whimsical read-aloud book will be sure to delight both children and their parents.
Strike Three, Marley by Susan Hill. Marley can’t wait for his first trip to the ballpark. He is ready to cheer for the home team. But is the home team ready for Marley?
Who Was Joan of Arc? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso. Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years’ War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France. By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country. Though she was captured and executed for her beliefs, Joan of Arc became a Catholic saint and has since captured the world’s imagination.
August 2016 Memorials and Honoraria
In Memory of Jacquelyn Howell (Sister of Phyllis Howell)
In Memory of Larry Kracht
In Memory of Enola Wullstein
Robert and Ellen Does
Jack and Cathy Gillespie
Dennis and Kristi Jons
Dan and Terri Smith
August 13, 2016
Liam Aaron Neiman, the son of Aaron and Rachael Neiman.
September 4, 2016
Aaradhana Grace Bohora, Saugat Matthew Chhetri, and Saraj John Bohora Chhetri, the children of Souraj Bohora and Elizabeth Larson.
August 21, 2016
Telecasts sponsored by Bryan Peters/Safe and Secure Security Equipment in memory of Marilyn Peters.
September 11, 2016
Flowers are given today in memory of the birthday of Kevin Roth by his wife, Sherry Roth, and three daughters, Suzanne Wical, Jennifer Roth, and Kristina Jeremiason.
Your Offering Makes a Difference
Your generosity is making a real difference in people’s lives through the mission and ministry of OSL. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving and your passionate commitment to God’s work through this congregation. Your continued generosity helps us reach our congregational goal of fully funding our ministry of connecting faith to everyday life.
Ministry Support through August 31, 2016
Pledged – $1,768,616
Received YTD – $1,211,499
Remaining – $557,117
Projected YTD – $1,249,042
Ahead/(Behind) – ($37,543)