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

November 22 Christ the King Sunday

Sun.:     ~ Thankoffering & Quilt Sunday ~

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

Mon.:       6:00 PM Good Shepherd Clinic

Tues.:      5:30 PM Worship & Arts Committee
                6:30 PM Friendship Ministry

Wed.:     

Thurs.:    Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri.:         Church Office Closed

Sat.:        

November 29 First Sunday of Advent 

Sun.:      ~ Angel Tree Tags ~

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

OSLC QUILTERS AND QUILT SUNDAY 

Quilt Sunday was November 22, and a sampling of quilts were displayed in the sanctuary. If you are interested in buying quilts this season, they are available for purchase by appointment. Please contact Carol Ness by email at nandcness@midco.net between November 23 and December 6 to set up an appointment to view and purchase quilts during the week, M-F from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Thank you!

OSLC SPEARFISH VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE 11/20/20


Dear OSLC Family,

Our congregational leadership, at the advice of our Covid-19 task force, has determined that we will worship online exclusively for the next two weeks, this Sunday, Nov. 29 and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 6.
We will reassess our gatherings moving forward. Please join us for livestream worship each Sunday at 8:30 am and note that the worship services are accessible any time after the conclusion of that service. We appreciate your support in keeping one another safe!
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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.