1020 State StSpearfish, SD 57783   |  Phone (605) 642-3715

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Welcome to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) is located in Spearfish, SD, and is one of nearly 10,000 congregations that make up the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are people from all walks of life, with varying histories and backgrounds, called together by God to celebrate our common identity in Jesus Christ. We celebrate our faith in our worship life together. We grow in our faith though study and conversation. We stretch our faith in service to one another and to our larger community, and we live out our faith daily in our callings, careers, and households.

Weekly Update

Dec 5    Second Sunday of Advent

Sun.:     8:30 AM Worship Service - in person and online
                              Angel Tree Tags available
                              Bible Cubes for 1st Graders
              9:45 AM Education Hour
            10
:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service
                 

            ~ Visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and live streamed services at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube                    

Mon.:    10:30 AM Circle Study Leaders
               1:00 PM Yarn Ministry
               6:00 PM Good Shepherd Clinic

Tues.:     8:30 AM Fix-It Group
               9:00 AM Quilting
               5:00 PM Education Committee

Wed.:      5:00 PM Bell Choir
               5:16 PM Wednesday Supper
               5:16 PM Confirmation
               6:26 PM Wednesday Word
               7:10 PM High School Youth at TLR
                  
Thurs.:    2:30 PM Senior Ministry Christmas Party

Fri.:         6:00 AM Christian Business Men's Group at TLR

Sat.:        

Dec 12   Third Sunday of Advent

Sun.:      8:30 AM Worship Service - in person and online
                                 Consecration Sunday
               
9:45 AM Education Hour
             1
0:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service
               
   
                                     
~ Visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and live streamed services at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube

ANGEL TREE AT OUR SAVIOR'S

Looking for a special way for your family or group to share the love of Jesus this Christmas? Provide a gift for a Northern Hills child whose parent is in prison, for a senior citizen who might otherwise not be remembered, or for a parent/child at Artemis House.

Angel Tree tags for gifts will be available after worship on Dec. 5. Gifts should be returned and placed under the tree no later than 3 pm on Monday, Dec. 13. 

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SPEARFISH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry needs for December: Chunky soups, pancake mix, peanut butter, jam or jelly, baked beans, purchased cookies (Oreo's, chocolate chip).

OSLC SPEARFISH

UPDATE 11/22/21

O come, let us sing to the Lord:
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
                                             Psalm 95:1-2

We're soon heading into my personal favorite time of the year when it comes to singing. Songs of thankfulness and praise...songs of hope and light...songs of peace at God's appearing. No matter how badly the world has beaten the music out of a person the rest of the year, it's pretty hard to remain mute from Thanksgiving onward into Advent. It's darn near impossible on Christmas Eve.

Through the mail, you have received a small devotional booklet for Advent entitled "heaven and nature sing." It's meant to be a daily companion for you during the Advent season of looking forward in hope to God's presence among us. Deacon Laura Campbell and I will be taking turns posting daily reflections from the book, on the OSLC Facebook page, starting Sunday, Nov. 28. From there forward, we'll post Monday through Friday (you'll be on your own for the weekends). We hope you'll join us this Advent as we ready ourselves for Christ's appearing. If heaven and nature are singing, let's sing along. If you didn't receive a booklet and would like one, please contact our church office at 642-3715.

In hope of what is to come,

Pastor Stephan Sandness

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If you're worshipping with us on-line, we'd like to extend to you an invitation to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion with us during our live-stream. Here's How:


Before the service, simply prepare elements for communion to have ready...perhaps some bread from the pantry, or some crackers, as well as a small amount of wine or grape juice poured into individual small glasses or cups. Have these set aside for when the service begins. When the words of institution are proclaimed over the bread and wine on the altar, know that those words and the promise they bear ("given and shed FOR YOU") are proclaimed and prayed over the elements in your home. If you are worshipping alone in your home, commune yourself with us. If there are two or more of you gathered in front of the screen, commune each other with the same words:"The body of Christ, given for you. The blood of Christ, shed for you." If there are young children with you, mark the sign of the cross on their foreheads and remind them that Jesus loves them and forgives them all of their sins. As you share the meal, be assured that you're sharing it with all of those physically gathered, as well as with others gathering with you on-line. We pray this opportunity will be a strength and comfort to you, as you receive Jesus' presence through the sacrament. This is one of the ways we live through rather than under this pandemic, by sharing food for the journey.

And so the journey continues. Pray for our kids, teachers and school support staff as they navigate these turbulent first days of a new school year. Pray for our front-line workers striving to keep us safe, and continue to live through by your faith in Jesus!

Pastor Stephan Sandness




Our Mission

Inspired by God’s grace, we open our hearts to all in faith, prayer, fellowship, and service through Jesus Christ.

School Year Worship Schedule

(Sunday after Labor Day to Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend)
*2021 NOTE: Continuing two Sunday services
through end of June*

Sunday Mornings

8:30 AM

Traditional Liturgical Worship

10:45 AM

Joyful Journey Band-led Worship

Wednesday Evenings

6:26 PM

Wednesday Word

(Half-hour service of Word and Sacrament)


Summer Worship Schedule

(Sunday before Memorial Day to Sunday before Labor Day)
*2021 NOTE: Continuing two Sunday services
through end of June*

Sunday Mornings

9:00 AM

Worship (blending liturgical forms with modern sounds)

Wednesday Evenings

6:26 PM

Wednesday Word

(Half-hour service of Word and Sacrament)

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at all of our Worship Services, unless otherwise noted. All who believe in Jesus Christ are welcome to the table.