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

June 20   Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Sun.:      8:30 AM Worship Service ~ Happy Father's Day!
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0:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service
                               
            ~ Visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and live streamed services at 8:30 AM each Sunday morning. Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube                     

Mon.:      9:00 AM-12:00 PM VBS at Jorgensen Park
               1:00 PM Yarn Ministry 
               6:00 PM Good Shepherd Clinic

Tues.:      8:30 AM Fix-It Group
                9:00 AM Quilting
                9:00 AM-12:00 PM VBS at Jorgensen Park
                2:00 PM Two on Tuesday Women's Bible Study

Wed.:       9:00 AM-12:00 PM VBS at Jorgensen Park
                6:26 PM Wednesday Word               

Thurs.:     9:00 AM-12:00 PM VBS at Jorgensen Park                        

Fri.:          6:00 AM Christian Business Men's Group at TLR
                7:00 AM Good Shepherd Clinic Board Meeting
                6:00 PM Rotert/Woods Wedding at Indian Springs 

Sat.:         8:00 AM Men's Fellowship

June 27    Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Sun.:        8:30 AM Worship Service
             
10:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service
 
                                     
             
~ Visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and live streamed services at 8:30 AM each Sunday morning. Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube

IT'S ON!! WE WILL HAVE THE PIE BOOTH!!
We have received the acceptance letter to the Festival in the Park! Now the planning and work begins.

For our new members, OSLC has had a pie booth at the Festival for almost 50 years. We, meaning every able bodied person who likes to bake, makes pies. Those who no longer bake but would like to participate, we accept donations, either monetary or in fruit. We only serve fruit pies due to heat and health concerns. No eggs, no milk products. All proceeds from the booth are then dissemiinated to local charities and organizations.

I have not been in contact with Scott and Kris Stewart as yet but am hoping they will again coordinate the pie making/baking extravaganza in the church kitchen.

As in past years, as the time approaches, I will have sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall for those who want to bake, those who want to join the kitchen crew and who will work in the booth.

As this has been an extraordinary year, if there are folks who do not feel comfortable participating in our pie booth this year, I certainly understand. It's a brand new "normal" for all of us.

As always, anyone with abundant, extra rhubarb, let me know and we can pick it up or you can drop off at church.

I will try to communicate any new or additional information as it becomes available. Thanks for your past participation and we will see what this new year brings!

Aly Scheurenbrand

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SPEARFISH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry needs for June: Jars of applesauce, canned pears or pineapple, pork and beans, apple juice (64 oz), gelatin & pudding mixes, and saltine crackers.

Our Savior's will be acting as host at the pantry for the first two weeks in July. A sign-up sheet will be posted the first Sunday in June.

OSLC SPEARFISH VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE 6/03/21


Summer Worship at Our Savior's


Notes on Worship as we move into summer:

Our community seems to be making great strides toward getting on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, as folks are getting vaccinated and infections continue to decline. Things are moving in the right direction!

As the vaccines are now available to everyone over the age of 11, we're hoping that the vast majority of our community will have availed themselves of it by the end of this school year.

Our plan is to continue with our 8:30 am and 10:45 am Sunday worship schedule for June, combining our services to one at 9:00 am for July and August (which is our normal summer routine.) 

It's been a long, strange trip...but we've made it this far, together. Thanks be to God!

If you know you'll be gone on any given weekend over the summer, consider joining us on Wednesdays at 6:26 pm for an informal, mid-week half-hour time together around Word and sacrament. As always, you can catch any of our services anytime via our website.

                                     Yay, summer!!

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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.