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, Dolly Kenison, Vicki Rentschler, Edith Christiansen, Dee Hammer and the Family of Elaine Powers
All of our services members;
Especially Brandon Peters, Dylan Erickson, David Eng, Nick Orlick & Bridget Flannery
Greeters: Connie Hove
Pianist: Alison Ramsdell
Song Leader: Jason Unger
Reader: Carrie Sanderson
Coffee: Youth Group Breakfast
Sound board: Randy Tollefson and Titus Tollefson
THANK YOU: for the donation to the principal on the Parsonage Mortgage, from Vic and Zona Sanderson, in honor of their 70th Wedding Anniversary. September 27, 1952-2023.
Congratulations on seventy amazing years of shared love and achievement. Wishing you many more wonderful years together – Happy Anniversary!
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 week day 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.
LOSD Adult Travel Christmas in Branson, November 13-17, 2023. Get a head start on the Christmas season with this five-day trip to Branson! Enjoy entertaining shows: the showboat Branson Belle dinner cruise, the Dutton family Christmas show, Dublin's Irish tenors and Celtic ladies Christmas show, New Jersey nights Christmas show, illusionist Rick Thomas, everyone's favorite Daniel O'Donnell, and the Haygoods Christmas show. If you're interested in Christmas in Branson, contact Lutheran Outdoors by September 15, 605-274-5326.
2024 Youth Gathering : Created to Be (Psalm 139:14) You are created in God’s image and created to be brave, authentic, free, disrupting disciples. Students who will be in 9th-12th grade in the 2023-24 school year are invited to join 35000 of your new best friends at July 16-20, 2024 in New Orleans to explore all you are Created to Be! Contact Lori Peters or Pastor Ramona if you would like to attend.
WELCA NO BAKE BAKE SALE:
OSLC WELCA NO BAKE BAKE SALE will be held during the months of September & October. This will take the place of our Bake Sale/Bazaar that use to be held in November. Instead of baking goodies and making craft items, we will be receiving cash donations. All donations will be appreciated by many who benefit from our December distributions to Missions at the end of each year. Envelopes marked “WELCA NO BAKE BAKE SALE” will be available in the Fellowship Hall for your convenience. You may place your envelope in the offering plate or you may send your donation to the church, OSLC WELCA, 505 S. Wind St., Flandreau, SD 57028. If writing out a check, please make it out to “OSLC WELCA” also please write in the memo area on the check NO BAKE BAKE SALE. Thank you for your donation!
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me): Sunday School’s first J.A.M. will be on October 4, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:15. The Youth Group will lead the event and future events are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month.
YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST: September 24, 2023 is the first Youth Group Breakfast of the season. They are serving Biscuits & Gravy, Fruit, and Eggs. A free will offering to support our Youth Group is appreciated.
YOUTH GROUP: YG will be on Sept. 27th to prep for JAM that will kick off the next week Wed. Oct. 4th.
PASTOR ALAN BLANKENFELD is the first Rural Ministry Liason on the synod staff. His position builds intentional relationships with our rural ministry sites through immersion in 14-day increments. During these extended stays, Pastor Alan listens, learns and cares for our rural ministry partners. Pastor Alan works to network these rural sites with other sites and the wider church, as well as recognizing and fostering leadership gifts in local people.
We were blessed to have his leadership and look forward to learning about his current ministry as he joins us today for worship.
Bethel Lutheran Home: is looking for an activities assistant. This job is full-time and includes benefits. If you have ever considered working in a field that literally affects lives on a daily basis, now is your chance. Activities in a long-term care setting are vital to the health and happiness of residents. YOU could be part of that work at Bethel. Contact us at 605-256-4539 to discuss this opportunity.
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.
First Communion class for 4-5th grade students is October 27 from 6:30pm-11:30pm.
Affirmation of Baptism prep Will be held Oct 8, and Oct 22 - 10:15-11:15
3rd Grade Bible Presentation: is on October 1st. Colton Van Dyke, Brooklyn Beltman, Nora Ramsdell, Jocelyn Flute, Lily Damm, Aryaehn Smith-Kuhnel, Laila Rose and Ava Bradshaw. Meet with Pastor Ramona after October 1st service.
Bent over and obviously in pain, the old man with a cane hobbled laboriously through the sanctuary and into the pastor’s office while the choir was practicing.
Ten minutes later he came out, walking upright and moving with grace and speed.
“Good gracious,” the choir director exclaimed. “Did the pastor heal you by faith?”
“No,” the old man said with a smile. “He just gave me a cane that wasn’t six inches too short!”
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
September: Salt & Pepper and various condiments.
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 email@example.com
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.