From the Senior Pastor
Celebrate Reformation 500

It’s not very often that a milestone like this comes around. It’s now 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg as a way of inviting conversation about reforming the church. What followed was nothing like he envisioned—a reformation not only of the church but also in other areas of society. Truly it was a watershed moment in history.

On November 1, the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA will host a worship service celebrating the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation. The event—an evening of worship, music, and celebration—will take place at the Sioux Falls Arena, at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00). All are welcome to attend! The event is free, but tickets will be required. Visit before October 9 to get your tickets.

Interested in singing in the Reformation choirs? Sign up at to be a part of the adult choir or the children’s choir.

Most Wednesday evening activities at Our Savior’s will be canceled to accommodate attending this celebration. In addition, we’ve made arrangements for a light meal at OSL and bus transportation from Our Savior’s to the Arena that evening for those who would be unable to drive to the event. Contact the Church Office, 336-2942, to sign up.

Pr. Randy Gehring


August 20, 2017
Blake Scott Swenson, the son of Brian and Jessica Swenson.
Reagan Adeline Missal, the daughter of David and Sarah Missal.

August 25, 2017
Emerson Russell Berkness, the son of Alexander and Emily Berkness.


August 20, 2017
Flowers are given in celebration of Harold and Phyllis Krueger’s 67th wedding anniversary on August 20, by their family.

August 27, 2017
Flowers are given by Jim and Rosalie Ryan and Jason and Lesley Cook in memory of Joel Cook, whose birthday is August 29.


August 20, 2017
Telecasts are sponsored by Norm and Clarice Eitrheim, in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary.

Memorials and Honoraria
August 2017

In Memory of Carol Austin
Arlen Viste
Don and Toady Weeg

In Memory of Beatrice Buus
Don and Toady Weeg

In Memory of Carmilla Juhnke
Linda Baker
Tammy Giblin
Laurie Swanson

In Memory of Dot Thomas
Arlen Viste

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