Sunday mornings, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The OSL Nursery is available for little ones, Sunday School for older children.
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Part of the OSL Wednesday night schedule with a meal available starting at 5:00 and activities for children and youth offered throughout the evening, including Wednesday School.
General, Topical, and Interest Groups
Play and Pray is for parents who work or stay at home. This group meets once a month at the church. The OSL Nursery is open for children while parents meet for Bible study, conversation, and shared parenting wisdom.
Conversations with God is a group of pray-ers who meet at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Chapel to pray for individual and community concerns.
Knitters and Crocheters knit prayer and baptismal shawls for use in the ministries of Our Savior’s. They do so individually but periodically come together to share their creations and ministry. The group meets on the second Wednesday morning of each month at 9:30 in the Sonshine Room or on the second Saturday of each month, between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m., in The Gathering Place. Here are the patterns that the group uses:
Prayer Shawl Crochet Directions
Prayer Shawl Knitting Directions
Baptism Stole Knitting Project
Hats and Caps
Quilters turn fabric into quilts to be sent around the world—no small task, but the quilters at OSL have it down to a science. The quilters meet twice a month, cutting, pinning, sewing, tying, and enjoying fellowship as they go.
Every week, OSL’s Woodshop Team meets in the fully equipped shop to work together on projects for the congregation. Team members meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 and Saturday mornings from 8:00 to noon. Woodshop members are welcome to get together to work on projects informally on other days of the week as well. For more information on how you can become part of this ministry, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-336-2942.
Grief Groups meet at OSL, some regularly and some seasonally. For additional information or to register to attend the Grief Series, contact Michelle Anderson, email@example.com or 605-336-2942.
Hope for Living with Illness or Cancer, formerly Chronic Illness Support Group, is for people living with a chronic illness, people who have survived cancer, and for those who have loved ones affected by someone with a chronic illness. This group meets every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
OSL’s combined Men’s Bible Breakfast group and Lutheran Men in Mission group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-336-2942.
Circles are groups of women of all ages who meet on a monthly basis. Circles operate under the Women of the ELCA (WELCA) and do a monthly Bible study. Circles also support mission projects with time and financial resources, share in fellowship, and participate in other WELCA activities.
WOW (Women of Witness) meet on the second and fourth Mondays each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Caring and Serving Groups
Caring Friends visit OSL members in care centers and/or their own homes.
Hospital Visitation members visit other OSL members in the hospital.
Stephen Ministry trains members to walk with people in times of crisis or times when extra support is needed. They walk with by listening and encouraging their care receivers. Stephen Ministers meet individually with care receivers and with small groups of other Stephen Ministers for support in their ministry. Read more at www.stephenministry.org. If you would like to know more about serving as a Stephen Minister or if you are in need of receiving care from a Stephen Minister, contact Deb Harlan (email@example.com) or Pr. Tim Lemme (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dinner to your Door gathers cooks to prepare meals that are frozen and then brought out to members and friends who are in need of a prepared meal—such as a family with a new baby, a person who is recovering from surgery, or someone who has had a death in the family. Kept in the freezer at OSL, members are welcome to take a meal out to someone they know at any time. The Dinner to your Door group makes sure the freezer is stocked with good, nourishing meals that embody the care of the community.
Wednesday Night Servers, also known as the Kitchen Crew, serves food, does dishes, and may even sweep a floor or two–and has a lot of fun doing it. Behind-the-scenes is often where the best laughs are shared and the most meaningful connections made.
Offering Counters come together on Monday mornings to count the weekly offering. If you have a talent for numbers and would like to share your Monday morning coffee with others, this may be the place for you.
Healing Garden is a group for those with a green thumb or for those who have a knack for pulling weeds. This group tends and cares for the Healing Garden, a quiet, reflective place for anyone who wants to sit for awhile in a beautiful garden.
Festive Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Celebrate, 8:45 and 11:00 a.m., Celebrate Center.
Festive, 8:45 and 11:00, Sanctuary.