Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
“Open to Serve a Loving Christ”
Included in our prayers this week
Linda Eng, Derek Gerlach, Cory Scofield, Vern Thorson, Hayley Hansen, Bruce Clark, Dee Hammer, Joan Scofield, Karen Lang, and Dodie Frisbee.
All of our services members;
Especially Brandon Peters, Dylan Erickson, David Eng, Nick Orlick & Bridget Flannery
Pianist: Lori Kneebone
Sound board: Julie Relf & Baylee Hemmer
Readers: Confirmation Class
Acolytes: Tate Hammer & Hunter Bushkovsky
Greeter: Lacey Schipper & Family
Reader: Lacey Schipper
Coffee: Linda Meier
Pianist: Mary Beth Sutton
Song Leader: Dan Sutton
Sound board: Julie Relf & Baylee Hemmer
Acolytes: Tinley Johanson & Tillie Haugen
NEW MEMBER?? If there’s anyone interested in becoming a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran, please contact the church office, 9979-2186 or email@example.com. We’d be excited to welcome you into our church family!
VISITORS: Please fill out the tan, cross card in your pew!
NOON PRAYER Livestreamed on the church Facebook page Monday - Thursday at noon. Join in a brief break in the weekday to stop and center yourself, while meditating on the scripture texts for the next Sunday.
Have a SUGGESTION for council? Please put it in the suggestion box located on the counter in the fellowship hall.
COUNCIL MINUTES from past months are available on the bulletin board in the Education Unit. If they are not there check with the office.
GIVING STATEMENTS are available upon request. Please leave a message in the office if you would like a printed copy.
2024 OSLC Congregational Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. It will help the council and the Pastor discern the ministries to focus on over the next few years. We value your input! The link is https://forms.gle/oYcAqbm7PXyJUQUs9. It will be on our website and Facebook. There will also be paper copies available in the Fellowship Hall. All surveys must be completed by February 28th.
SHARING THE PEACE IN THE COLD AND FLU SEASON: As cold and flu season is nearing, please remember that some people may be more comfortable with an alternative method of sharing the peace, such as an elbow bump, a small bow, the "namaste" gesture, a peace sign or wave.
REMINDER: OSLC is signed up for Electronic offering giving
There are many ways to electronically give to OSLC.
1. Click Link above
2. Mobile phone app available called VANCO MOBILE.
3. Direct transfer from your bank directly to OSLC, account 4919.
We thank you for your continual support whether it is a one time or repeating gift. Questions can be directed to Mary Beth Sutton, Benevolence committee or leave a message on the office phone.
CONFIRMATION PICTURES: If anyone has pictures of the confirmation classes of 2009-2012, if you could provide the office with a copy, it would be greatly appreciated.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES They are here and available in the church office! You can’t change the directory but if you find something incorrect or someone is missing, let the office know so we can update your record.
YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST: is March 3, 2023. They are serving Biscuits & Gravy, and Eggs. A free will offering to support our Youth Group is appreciated.
SUNDAY SCHOOL is singing on March 3, 2024. You don’t want to miss it! They do such an awesome job.
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me): The next J.A.M. is March 6, 2024. The Youth Group leads the event and events are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. Thank you Youth Group for doing such a great job every month.
LET US CELEBRATE YOU! Let us know your (or your children or grandchildren) accomplishments: sports, honor roll, FFA, music and theater, and other school activities. Adults, you’re included too: promotions, certifications, and other acknowledgements. If you're proud of it, let us know!
LENT MIDWEEK SERVICES: Theme is Continuing in the Covenant of Baptism. Wednesday evenings February 14 (Ash Wednesday) through March 20th. Join us before the service for the Soup Supper. Volunteers are needed weekly to provide: 4 soups, 4 pans of bars, 6 dozen sandwiches & 4 kitchen helpers to serve & clean up. A signup genius is available or you can sign up on the sheet in the fellowship hall. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA5AA2FA3FB6-43682878-2024.
Souper-Bowl of Caring Results: According to the donations made, we predicted a 49er's win with $65 and 5 cans of soup donated. The Chiefs had $47 and 10 cans of soup donated. It was a close one! As was the game itself. Even though our prediction was wrong, the Breadbasket was the ultimate winner! Thank you everyone who donated. The 7th-8th grade Confirmation Class.
WELCA BIBLE STUDY: next meeting is March 21, 2024, at 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Copies of the Bible study are available in the magazine rack inside the Ed. Unit if you do not receive the Gather Magazine. Please join us!
WELCA CIRCLE LISTING (BOOK): Our 2024 WELCA books are completed and available for you to take home with you today. You will find them in the Fellowship Hall & the Sunday School unit. The WELCA books will NOT be sent out so please be sure to pick one up. It will not have your name on the front cover. This listing will include the names & phone numbers of each Circle’s members & the time that we will meet together for Bible Study. WELCA business meetings will be held when needed. If your phone number is not correct, please call your Circle Chairman or Sandy Harris to update it. Thank you! WELCA Executive Board.
WELCA LOVE OFFERING: Each year in February (the “LOVE” month) the WELCA ladies of OSLC hand out envelopes for our LOVE OFFERING donations which is given to local missions such as The Breadbasket, Team of Angels, Ministerial Association, Wholeness Center & Weekend Fuel (weekend meals for school students). All these organizations are in Flandreau and serve our area. So we are asking you to show your “Love” to them by generously donating. For your convenience, you will find an envelope for your donation in the fellowship hall. If writing a check, please be sure to make it payable to “OSLC WELCA”. Please place it in the Sunday offering or mail it to the church office at 505 S. Wind St, Flandreau, SD 57028, marked “OSLC WELCA”. You may also use your own envelope & mail it to the church address & mark it “WELCA Love Offering”. Thank you for your generosity!
Medary Conference Assembly: February 25th, 3pm at University Lutheran Center. Please plan on attending. OSLC can have up to 20 voting members, but everyone is welcome to attend. We will be nominating various conference and synod positions and voting on resolutions. Bishop Constanze will be speaking at the assembly and there will also be speakers from various synod ministries and partnerships. This is a great way to get an overview of the ministry we do in South Dakota and the world!
Conference positions that need to be filled:
2025 Churchwide Assembly Delegate: 1 female lay person
Augustana Association Delegate: 5 people
Support to Ministry Committee: 1 Lay person
Resolutions Committee: 1 Lay person
Parents of children birth to age 4: First Lutheran in Brookings is offering a class on Mondays in March studying the book, Little Steps, Big Faith, by Dr. Dawn Rundman. The book study will cost $20 per adult ($30 for couples needing only one book) which includes a book, each session will include a meal and childcare. Food will be served starting at 5:00 pm, the class will start at 5:30. Contact Kari York at First Lutheran with any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is being underwritten by the Sprinkles of Grace SD Synod Grant.
ELCA World Hunger has been feeding people around the world and here at home for 50 years! Did you know that LWH doesn't receive synod funding? ELCA World Hunger's work is entirely supported by direct donations from individuals and congregations. To make a donation, designate "ELCA World Hunger" in the memo line, or on your offering envelope. Let's help feed the hungry!
Quarters for Laundry with Love: This is an ongoing service project sponsored by the confirmation and pre-confirmation youth. Take one of the labeled pill bottles and as you get loose change, put the quarters in the bottle. When filled, bring back and place in the laundry soap container. We will periodically send the quarters to Church on the Street for their Laundry with Love nights.
You make a difference. The words of gratitude and appreciation received at Lutheran Planned Generosity of SD from ministries and individuals that benefit from faithful, generous gifts are evidence of how your generosity makes a difference. Here are two examples: “This is so inadequate, but, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We now have the ‘space to place new steps of change.” “I was just recently given the news that my seminary debt was entirely cleared. I am so grateful to all the generous donors who sponsored grants that have provided my family peace of mind.” Call 605.274.5030 or visit www.lpgsd.org for information about how your life can make a difference.
Teacher: Why do we say ‘Amen’ at the end of prayer instead of ‘Awomen’?
Student: The same reason we sing ‘Hymns’ instead of ‘Hers’!
Volunteer / Donate
If you are someone who doesn’t mind reading, serving communion, singing, serving coffee, etc… on any given Sunday, please add your name to the list in the Fellowship Hall or let the office know with a quick call (997-2186) or e-mail (email@example.com). Thanks so much!
QUILTING: Everyone is welcome to join us quilt on Tuesday mornings, beginning at 9:00 am. No knowledge is needed. If you can tie your shoe, YOU can do it!
ALTAR GUILD is in need of additional members to help set up and clean up communion, fill candles and assist with other duties. You will be paired with an experienced member, responsible for 2-3 months a year. Please let the office or Diana, Todd, Lisa, Becky or Vicki R if you are interested. It takes less than an hour a week during your assigned month.
Sound/video system operators needed: We are in continuous need of individuals/couples who will run the system. It is much easier than you think!! A training session is available; an instruction sheet leads you through every step. And we have mentors to sit beside you until you are comfortable. WE CAN’T project the service without someone running the computer. Let Becky Sayler, or the office know of your interest. Duties would be once a month or less.
SEWERS to put material together
3 of each color
Flat sheets: New or used in good shape
Monetary donations for batting
BREADBASKET: The Breadbasket has a theme-based suggestion list for every month. All regular food and monetary donations are still happily accepted.
February: canned green beans / canned corn
If you are in need of food, bring your photo ID and official piece of mail with your name and address on it to the register. Open Thursdays from 1:30-5pm. Located at 202 E 2nd Ave. Flandreau. You can receive food once a month. Please like us on Facebook for updates and reminders.
Breadbasket VOLUNTEERS Needed
The Moody County is seeking volunteers to help on Thursdays. If you are interested, please contact Becky via Face-book or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MOODY COUNTY CARES: The Moody County Ministerial Association and Moody County Cares are working together along with the Breadbasket, Maynard's, and others to coordinate a response to the needs for food and other essentials by the people of Moody County. This effort will serve two groups of people: those who can't afford needed items such as food, soap, and laundry detergent, and those who can afford needed items but need to stay isolated for health reasons (seniors, immunocompromised, etc). You can Call, Text or Chat using 988 to contact the help center. You can also reach out to us on www.moodycountycares.com. If you would like to volunteer please visit www.moodycountycares.com.
THE FLIERS CLOSET is a collection of community donated items that are available to Flandreau students. We are currently accepting new or like new boy and girl sizes extra small to medium and women and men small sweatpants, as well as monetary donations. If you have questions, you can Email Emma.Peters@k12.sd.us.