Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
“Open to Serve a Loving Christ”
Included in our prayers this week
Pam Schipper, Linda Eng, Jo Anne Ramsdell, Derek Gerlach, Elaine Powers, Cory Scofield, Vern Thorson, Hayley Hansen, Bruce Clark, Iona Vigness, Dolly Kenison, and Family of Dallas Peterson
All of our services members;
Especially Brandon Peters, Dylan Erickson, David Eng, Nick Orlick, Cyrah Gundvaldson, & Bridget Flannery
Greeters: Owen Peters, Kolby Peters, Tison Burggraff & Eli Haugen
Pianist: Nancy Carlsrud
Song Leader: Sara Haugen
Sound board: Mary Beth Sutton
Acolytes: Veda Wagner & Blake Thielsen
Communion: Madison Bushkofsky, Olivia Peters & Addy Hammer
SPECIAL THANKS to Dave Schliinz and Ryan Sherman for fixing the overhead lights in the fellowship hall.
THANK YOU to all who have helped clean the church this week as Randy has been on vacation. He will be out for the next two weeks, so if you can help out, it will be appreciated.
HUGE THANK YOU to Brian Bergjord and Marc Burggraff for pushing all our snow this winter. We so appreciate your diligence to keeping us open.
THANK YOU to all the wonderful people that provided the great meals and help putting together and cleaning up for the soup suppers. And to the Confirmation Class for leading the Lent Midweek Services.
NEW MEMBER?? If there’s anyone interested in becoming a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran, please contact the church office, 9979-2186 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be excited to welcome you into our church family!
VISITORS: Please fill out the tan, cross card in your pew!
Have a SUGGESTION for council? Please put it in the suggestion box located on the counter in the fellowship hall.
Giving statements are available upon request. Please leave a message in the office if you would like a printed copy.
COUNCIL MINUTES from past months are available on the bulletin board in the Education Unit. If they are not there check with the office.
DEADLINE NOTICE: HAPPENINGS need to be turned into the office by Wednesday before 3:30 in order to have them printed before Wednesday night services.
See below to download current Weekly Happenings
Click here to view previous Weekly Happenings: Past Weekly Happenings
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. (GivePlus will no longer work after 9/30)
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.
THE CRYSTAL THEATER is presenting Living Stations of the Cross (Portrayal of the Crucifixion of Jesus). Performed by the Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Youth. April 5th, 2023 at 7:30 pm Open to the public, no charge.
Medary Conference WELCA Spring Gathering
OSLC WELCA is invited to attend the Medary Conference Spring Gathering on April 15, 2023 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Howard Cost - $12.00 (includes lunch)
Registration & Coffee 9:30 am, Opening Hymn at 10:00 am; Bible Study to follow. Speaker – Pastor Dell Sanderson on Nicaragua trip
Love Offering: for Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Whispering Winds Assisted Living. Suggests: non-skid socks, lotions, body spray, circle word books, art books, mittens/scarves, colored pencils and Hershey kisses.
Silent Auction. Fellowship coffee about 3:00 p.m.
If interested in attending & car pool, please contact Sandy Harris (864-0321) or the church office (997-2186).
WELCA Bible Study We will be having our monthly Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 20. Please remember that this Bible Study is for ALL our Circle groups so please plan to attend. Thank you! Sandy H., WELCA Pres.
Noon Prayer: Livestreamed on the church Facebook page Monday - Thursday at noon. Join in a brief break in the week day to stop and center yourself, while meditating on the scripture texts for the next Sunday.
PASTOR RAMONA will be gone April 10-17 for Spring Theological Conference and vacation. She will be available for pastoral emergencies April 10-13. Pastor Dell Sanderson (Coleman Lutheran) will be on call for pastoral emergencies April 14-17.
HOLY Week Schedule
April 2 - Palm Sunday Worship, 9:00 am
SS Children Sing, Youth Breakfast, Communion
Community Service, 7:00 pm at the Rescue Church.
April 6 - Maundy Thursday at 6:30, Communion
April 7 - Good Friday Tenebrae service, 6:30
April 9 - Easter
7:30 Easter Sunrise Service
8:15 Coffee and Fellowship*
9:00 Easter Worship Celebration, Communion
*Please note that coffee/fellowship will be after the Sunrise Service and not after Easter Worship.
Easter Lily given in loving memory of Walter (Mike) & Mary Louise Hammer and Carolyn Hammer from their families: Marlene & Tim Olson, Royce& Deana, and Chantel & their families; Kevin & Shari Hammer and family.
Family Units Open House: Pastor Ramona would like to get to know you better! We are having a series of Family Unit Open Houses. Come for the whole time, or just drop in. (If you can't come on the assigned day for your Family Unit, feel free to come to one of the other dates!)
Charity April 19, Hope April 23, Joy April 26, Love April 30, Mission May 3, Peace May 7, Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 and Sundays from 2-4
Raise the Roof! Bethel Lutheran Community Dinner and Silent Auction is April 27 at 5:30 at the Dakota Playhouse in Madison. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of 8. Contact Marilyn Jackson by April 17 to reserve your spot.
JAMES HERSCH IN CONCERT An evening of music with James Hersch. April 28th at 7:00-9:00PM. Hamre Recital Hall, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD. Proceeds to benefit Outlaw Ranch. Tickets are $25. Tickets are available for purchase at www.losd.org/jamesherschconcert
It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Johnny asked them what they were for.
"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," his father told him.
"Wouldn't you know it," Johnny fumed, "the one Sunday I don't go and He shows up!
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.
April: Canned meats such as beef, ham, or chicken, etc.
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: COVID-19 Response The Moody County Ministerial Association and Moody County Cares are working together along with the Bread-basket, Maynard's, and others to coordinate a response to the needs for food and other essentials by the people of Moody County during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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). Please contact the help center by dialing 211, by texting 898211 or reach out to us on 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.