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

Sept 26  Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sun.:     8:30 AM Worship Service - in person and online
              9:45 AM Education Hour
            10
:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service       
           
  1:00 PM First Communion Class
                               
            ~ 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.:      8:30 AM Lefse Making in the Kitchen
               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 Worship & Arts
               6:30 PM Friendship Ministry

Wed.:      8:30 AM Lefse Making in the Kitchen
               5:00 PM Bell Choir
               5:15 PM Confirmation Session 3
               5:16 PM Wednesday Supper
               5:40 PM Wednesday School
               6:26 PM Wednesday Word
               7:10 PM High School Youth at The Living Room
               7:15 PM Senior Choir Practice           

Thurs.:  

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

Sat.:       

Oct 3   Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sun.:       8:30 AM Worship Service
               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

LEFSE MAKING TIME

We will be making lefse at the church for the Julefest this month and we need YOUR help! Dates have been set for:

                    Monday, Sept. 27, Wednesday, Sept. 30
                    Monday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 7
                            all beginning at 8:30 am.

All sessions will be held in the church kitchen. NO experience necessary! There are many different things to do - so we have a job for everyone! It is always alot of fun! We also need people to help fold and wrap the lefse on these same dates at 6:30 pm in the evening. This is also on the sign-up sheets.

Please sign up on the sheets that are posted in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks so much!

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SPEARFISH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry needs for October: Cheerios, Canned Chili, Ramen Noodles, Peanut Butter, Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helper, Chunky Soups

OSLC SPEARFISH

UPDATE 9/21/21

Worship at Our Savior's

Each year, we have the privilege of helping parents keep their baptismal promises to their children by "placing in their [child's] hands the holy scriptures." This past Sunday, we presented an age-appropriate copy of God's written Word to our pre-school class and to our third graders. It's a big stepping stone in these young lives, and we pray that as they hear the stories read to them, and as they grow into readers themselves, they will come to see themselves in the stories of God's faithfulness and love. If your child hasn't received one, please contact the church office at 642-3715.

Another big stepping stone in the faith life of our young people is the commencement of our First Communion Class, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. This learning opportunity is designed to prepare young people to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We typically invite our current fifth-grade students and their parents or guardians, along with anyone older (or younger) who would like to join in.

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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.