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

August 2 Nineth Sunday after Pentecost

Sun.:  10:00 AM Worship in the Park 
          Please click on the "red arrow" above, or OSLC Spearfish YouTube. Please visit our YouTube page to watch past service messages and our live streamed service at 10:00 AM this Sunday morning.                 
            Join our Outlaw Ranch Summer Couch Series of Concerts! Totally free, from the comfort of your own home! All concerts will be simulcast on the Outlaw Ranch Facebook page, LO's YouTube page, and on the website www.summercouchseries.comAll Thursday concerts are at 8 pm Central/7 pm Mountain. The line up is a great one!
Aug 6-Kevin & Mara Stillson, Aug 13-James Hersch 

Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota welcomes all to explore and experience Christ's love in community and creation.  

           The Church Office is open from 9:00a-3:00p, Monday-Friday. You can also call us at 642-3715, or email us at oslc@rushmore.com.
           Good Shepherd Clinic will remain CLOSED through August 10. We will reopen Monday, August 17, 6:00 pm. Patients in need of medical care are to call Monument Health Spearfish Clinic at 605-717-8595 and identify themselves as Good Shepherd Clinic patients. Your needs will be assessed and further instructions will be given. During this time of closure, we have continued to refill prescriptions and assist with dental concerns. If you have a general question, please leave a message at 605-717-2080. The Good Shepherd Clinic Board of Directors continues to discuss how to safely reopen and protect its patients, volunteers and clinic location. Your patience is appreciated. 

Tues.:  All activities cancelled.

Wed.:  5:00 pm-7:00 pm Receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Sanctuary

Thurs.:  All activities cancelled.

Fri.:     All activities cancelled.

Sat.:   All activities cancelled.

August 9  Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sun.:  8:30 AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary (seating is limited to approximately 100 per service)
          9:30 AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary

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


UPDATE 7/01/20

"Reunited, and it feels so good..."
(Peaches and Herb; circa 1979 A.D.)

Let's talk about reunions:

There are all sorts of reasons for attending reunions, be they family, high-school or college class, or other. There are reasons of obligation, as in "You know, your Aunt Rita isn't getting any younger, and if you want to see her before she's gone, you'd better at least show up!" Then there are reasons of curiosity, as in "I wonder if so-and-so's kids have turned out as rotten as he was," or "I wonder if everyone else there will look as old as I feel."

Then, of course, there are the more unspoken and quite more genuine reasons that we set aside time to re-unite: there is the recognition that no matter where life has taken us, down whatever paths we've ridden or trod, we feel the need for home. It pulls at us like a tractor-beam, drawing us back into the places and the people from whence we've sprung. No matter the reasons for our wandering away from one-another, whether by choice or by fate...the coming together again sets us on solid ground to head back out into an uncertain future. Even the most un-sentimental of us needs a good family reunion every now and then.

The whole family reunion thing has come into sharper focus for me (and perhaps for you, too) during this time of global pandemic. We've been forced, out of compassionate concern for one-another, to put physical distance between ourselves and extended family members, not to mention between ourselves and our Church family members. Like exiles longing for home, we yearn to be back in the presence of people we love...people who love us.

The Bible is full of stories about how God is about the business of gathering folks back together in order to bless them...to make them secure and strong once again. No matter what forces have driven them apart, be it excile or apathy, or even viral plague...God knows that we are strongest and happiest when brought back together. In 2500 years, not much has changed in that regard.

On Sunday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m., we'll be gathering the family of OSLC for Worship in the Park, at Spearfish City Park near the big picnic shelter immediately west of the band shell. Bring a camp chair or a blanket, spread out, and come ready to sing! We will NOT be sharing a meal together as has been our custom in years past, but we WILL give our praise and thanks to God nonetheless!

In the meantime, please continue to worship together with us via our live-stream on Sunday mornings at 8:30 (or tune in anytime after via our website), and know that our Church Council is making plans for in-person worship opportunities to be revealed very soon. Join us for the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first and last Wednesdays of the month at OSLC, between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. (Just don't everybody show up all at once. :) )

Through all things, through time and distance, we remain family. Looking forward to getting the family together again...

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.