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

May 9   Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ Happy Mother's Day

Sun.:      8:30 AM Worship Service
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0:45 AM Joyful Journey 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.:     10:30 AM Senior Ministry Committee
              11:00 AM Deborah Circle @ Lucky's 13
                1:00 PM Yarn Ministry
                6:00 PM Good Shepherd Clinic

Tues.:      6:00 PM Church Council

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

Thurs.:     1:00 PM Esther Circle                        

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

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May 16     Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ Installation of Church Council

Sun.:        8:30 AM Worship Service
                9:30 AM High School Senior Breakfast              
              10:45 AM Joyful Journey Worship Service
              12:45 PM Adopt-A-Highway
                                     
             
~ 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

ORDINATION OF KARI WEBB 
The public is invited to the Ordination of Kari Webb, Saturday, May 22, at 2:00 pm, here at Our Savior's. If you're unable to attend, you can view it via our YouTube channel at www.oslcspearfish.com/kari-webb

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SPEARFISH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry needs for May: Cereals, jellies, apple juice, peanut butter, canned fruit, pork and beans.

OSLC SPEARFISH VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE 5/03/21


Summer Worship at Our Savior's


Notes on Worship as we move toward summer:

Our community seems to be making great strides toward getting on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, as folks are getting vaccinated and infections continue to decline. Things are moving in the right direction!

At the advice of our COVID Task Force here at OSLC, we've begun to introduce more singing back into worship while still encouraging worshippers to mask. As the vaccines are now available to everyone over the age of 16, we're hoping that the vast majority of our community will have availed themselves of it by the end of this school year. If that bears out, we're looking forward to being able to take the tape off the pews this summer!

Our plan is to continue with our 8:30 am and 10:45 am Sunday worship schedule for the months of May and June, hopefully being able to combine our services to one at 9:00 am for July and August (which is our normal summer routine.) If things continue to trend positive, we're hoping for a renewal of after-worship coffee fellowship (what we Lutherans call "the third sacrament") this summer as well:-)

It's been a long, strange trip...but we've made it this far, together. Thanks be to God!

If you know you'll be gone on any given weekend over the summer, consider joining us on Wednesdays at 6:26 pm for an informal, mid-week half-hour time together around Word and sacrament. As always, you can catch any of our services anytime via our website.

                                     Yay, summer!!

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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.