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 3  Second Sunday of Advent

Sun.:     8:30 AM Worship Service
              9:45 AM Education Hour & Coffee Fellowship
            10:45 AM Joyful Journey-led 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.:       9:00 AM Sonshine Squad
                1:00 PM Yarn Ministry
                6:00 PM Good Shepherd Clinic

Tues.:     8:30 AM Fix-It Group
               9:00 AM Quilting
               5:30 PM Education Committee
               7:00 PM Young Adults Bible Study @ The Living Room
Wed.:     9:30 AM WELCA Board Meeting
              1:00 PM KidZone
              5:15 PM Bell Choir Practice
              5:15 PM Confirmation
              5:16 PM Wednesday Supper
              5:40 PM Wednesday School
              6:26 PM Wednesday Word
              7:00 PM Senior Choir Practice
              7:10 PM High School Youth @ TLR
Thurs.: 12:00 PM Lunch @ TLR
              1:00 PM Quilting
Fri.:       6:00 AM Christian Business Men's Group @ TLR

Sat.:      8:00 AM Men's Fellowship

Dec 10  Third Sunday of Advent

     8:30 AM Worship Service
   9:45 AM Education Hour & Coffee Fellowship
            10:45 AM Joyful Journey-led Worship Service
              ~ Visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and our live streamed service at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube


Explore the Advent season and celebrate the joy of the twelve days of Christmas and the day of Epiphany.
Come, Emmanuel includes daily devotions for the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany (Jan. 6, 2024). In addition to devotions, the book offers household blessings and prayers to enrich your preparations and celebrations. 

Emmanuel came that first Christmas. Emmanuel comes to us today. Emmanuel will come again. Rejoice and share the good news!

These Advent devotional booklets are available for pick-up on the Ushers' counter near the sanctuary doors at Our Savior's. We hope you'll grab one for your household!  

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Food needs for December:
Ramen noodles, Pasta-Spaghetti, Elbow macaroni noodles, Oatmeal, Canned Fruits, Pork 'n Beans, Jams or Jellies.


UPDATE 12/01/23


How many shopping days are left until Christmas? That seems to be how commerce would measure our days. Once Halloween is behind us, it seems like full-on Christmas for the retail industry. But before we get there...before this month is over...we will have paused with our neighbors and families to give thanks for another year of blessings, and then begin the preparations for the celebration of God's appearing in human flesh, born in humble poverty. As such, this season lends itself first to reflections of gratitude, which then moves us toward concrete responses of love and generosity. What does it look like to be truly grateful for the gifts poured by God into one's life, and then respond in kind?

We of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spearfish, South Dakota, don't have to search too hard for our own gratitude. We're grateful for so many here who are constantly busy finding ways to bless others with the greatest measure of themselves. It's there in the serving, the worship, the fellowship and in the learning together happening here throughout the year. It's seen and felt in the way so many share their resources of time and money and passion so regularly and so unreservedly. We would invite you to reflect of this and to see and feel it too...how this congregation, placed in this larger community, is blessed to be a blessing. Come and find your unique part in it!

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. 

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

Worship Service

10:45 AM

Joyful Journey-led Worship Service

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.