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

January 17 Second Sunday after Epiphany

Sun.:      8:30 AM 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.:       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
                1:00 PM Yarn Ministry
                Good Shepherd Clinic CLOSED

Tues.:      6:30 PM Gather Group 

Wed.:      5:45 PM Confirmation
               6:26 PM Wednesday Word
               7:10 PM High School Youth at The Living Room    

Thurs.:  10:00 AM Ruth Circle
               6:30 PM Faithful Women's Group on Zoom

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

Sat.:        8:00 AM Men's Fellowship 

January 24 Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sun.:     8:30 AM 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

ARTEMIS HOUSE NEEDS 
In conjunction with OSLC Angel Tree this year we will be collecting items needed at the Artemis House here in Spearfish.  There is a box in the Fellowship Hall where you can place your donations. We will be collecting through the month of January.  Here is a list of items needed:  Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Cleaning Supplies, Disinfecting Wipes, Size 6 Diapers, Hair Conditioner (small bottle BUT no motel size), Baby Bottles, Boys Sox (all sizes), Boys Undies (all sizes) Women's Undies (all sizes), Gloves (adult & Children), Vinyl Zipper Mattress Covers (twin & full).  Thank you!  OSLC Mission Team

OSLC SPEARFISH VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE 1/05/21


Dear OSLC Family,

We will be offering in-person worship once again, with the standard COVID-19 precautions of recommended mask wearing and appropriate social distancing. For the time being, we will only be offering the 8:30 a.m. service on Sunday, which will also be live-streamed and recorded for those choosing to continue worshipping on-line.

If 8:30 a.m. on Sunday sounds too early for you, we commend to you our Wednesday Word devotional worship at 6:26 p.m. each Wednesday evening. 
This worship opportunity is designed to be a brief respite around the Word and the Holy Supper.  (As a bonus, you get to worship with our Confirmation students and their Group Guides!)

As the vaccines for COVID-19 become available to more people, we hope to be able to resume our more familiar worship patterns.  For the moment, we acknowledge that we are still in the thick of it and must remain vigilant...not simply for ourselves but for the wider communities of which we are a part.  As we enter 2021, we do so with good courage, trusting the One who calls us out of shadow and into His marvelous light. 

In all things, we continue to be grateful for you, our Beloved Community of Faith!

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Opt-in for instant text-message alerts from OSLC!

We recently sent out an email to our entire membership roster (and friends) inviting you to sign up for text message alerts from OSLC.
 If you haven't already, please check your email for that invitation, and consider opting in. It's easy, and will enable you to receive instant messages regarding events, schedule changes, alerts, etc. You may opt out at any time, should you wish. Thank you for helping us stay connected!
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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)

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)

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.