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

Mar. 29  Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sun.:  8:30 AM 
            Please click on the "Worship" tab above, and scroll to the bottom of the page to find:
           
            OSLC Spearfish YouTube ~ Please visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and live streamed services at 8:30 AM each Sunday morning.


Mon.: 
           The Church Office will remain open from 9:00a-3:00p, Monday-Friday. You can call us at 642-3715, or email us at oslc@rushmore.com.
           
           Good Shepherd Clinic is Closed through May 1. 


Tues.:  All activities cancelled.


Wed.:  All activities cancelled.


Thurs.:  All activities cancelled.


Fri.:  All activities cancelled.

Sat.:

Apr. 5  Passion/Palm Sunday

Sun.:

OSLC SPEARFISH VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE 3/24/20

Dear Friends,

There's a sign I've been seeing a lot around town lately, posted on the doors of various businesses. You've seen them, too. Something to this effect: "Due to concerns around COVID-19, and for the safety of our patrons and staff, we are closed for the time being." As inconvenient as it may be for us as citizens, and as devastating as it may be for folks trying to make a living, these temporary closures are good and necessary for the public welfare. We can understand that, even as we hope and pray for a "flattening of the curve" and a return soon to normalcy. Having said that, now let me say this...

Church is NOT closed. Never has been, never will be. Even if doors may be locked and worship moved on-line (as we currently are doing), Church is NOT closed. Even if Circles and study groups can't meet face-to-face, and even if we can't eat and visit together, serve side by side, put together quilts or play together...Church is NOT closed. This is because YOU are the Church...not the building at the corner of Michigan and State. You. Are. Church.

It's been tremendously gratifying to me to observe just how many of you are connecting with each other in new and creative ways, whether "old-school" by phone calls and cards or "new school" by social media, Skype, Zoom, Face Time, etc. (Even I have had to learn how to use the video function on my laptop) More and more of you are finding our website for worship and updates (www.oslcspearfish.com) or going to our Facebook pages for announcements and messages. By the way, even if you're averse to Facebook and don't want to have an account there, you can still go to our public Facebook page called Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Spearfish, SD and see what's up there.

We're not mailing out an April calendar this month, simply because we don't know what the month will hold and when/if we'll be able to resume regular activities. But I will tell you this: your church staff has been working harder in these last days than you can imagine, trying their best to help you be Church throughout these crazy days, and they are not letting up. Pray for them with the same fervor you pray for others working to see us through this pandemic. Please.

One of my favorite passages of scripture is from the 121st Psalm: I lift my eyes to the hills--from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber...The LORD is your keeper...The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.

You are kept by the Author of Creation. You are God's beloved...and so is your neighbor. Love each other, now more than ever. Protect one another with your prayers and with your distance, and seek out ways to be Church in a world that needs you.

With Love and Gratitude for you,

Pastor Stephan S.








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.