TODAY AND THIS WEEK AT OSL
BAPTISM This weekend, we welcome Austin Michael Aanenson into the body of Christ
through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Austin is the son of Scott and Danielle Aanenson.
Sponsors for Austin are Megan McGrath and Kevin Hove.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF OSL will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at
12:45 p.m. in the Celebrate Center, following a light lunch at 12:00 in The
Gathering Place. The Annual Meeting of the OSL Foundation will follow the
meeting of the congregation.
AN ANNUAL MEETING PREVIEW will be held next Sunday, Jan. 20, in the
Chapel between worship services.
BREAKFAST IS SERVED in The Gathering Place from 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. every
Sunday. Today’s menu: Egg bake and monkey bread. Thank you for contributing to
the freewill offering to cover meal expenses.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB returns for the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the
Friendship Room. Roe Edisness will be on hand to discuss the mission start WestSide
Lutheran Church. Lunch willl follow at 11:30.
ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Meet in the Friendship Room, 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. You are welcome to
bring your breakfast from The Gathering Place to the Friendship
Room, then return dishes to the clean-up volunteers.
Jan. 13 – “Tent of Nations,” Scott, Beth, and Anna Boyens.
Jan. 20 – Pr. Timothee Sodea, from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Jan. 27 – “Peace through Development,” Cathy Brechtelsbauer, Bread for
the World; South Dakota Legislative Update.
Feb. 3 – “Mission to Haiti,” Rich Garnes; “Mission in Mongolia” (the
AMONG Foundation), Mary Beth Anderson.
Feb. 10 – “Seek Peace and Pursue It – Global Mission Sunday”; “Peace
through A-maizing Grace,” Ron DeWeerd, Director of Development,
Foods Resources Bank.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL continues this week with chicken breast, hash
brown bake, vegetable, and dessert.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENCE AT WORSHIP TODAY and your ministry
support. For the weekend of Jan. 5–6:
Worship Attendance :1,152
Operating/benevolence giving (Jan. 1–Jan. 6, 2013):
Offerings Anticipated: $ 35,145.00
Offerings Received: $ 37,541.00
Amount Over: +0.6% $ +2,396.00
Keeping current in your giving is greatly appreciated and enables OSL to keep
our many ministries going. Thank you!
THIS WEEK AT OSL January 13–January 20
Sun. Jan 13 6:15 pm Caring Univ/Spiritual - Chapel
8:00 am Response Singers - ChrRm 6:30 pm Holy Moly - LL
8:45 am Festive Worship - SA 6:30 pm Confirmation - FH
8:45 am Celebrate Worship - CC 6:30 pm 9th Grade Confirmation - FR
9:45 am Call Cmte update - CC 6:30 pm Faith Fiction Short Story - Rm 103
9:55 am Sunday School - LL 7:00 pm Holy Play - LL
10:00 am Adult Ed - FR 7:00 pm Senior Choir - ChrRm
10:00 am Baptism Orientation - CR 7:00 pm Celebrate Band - CC
10:00 am Doc Talk - CM 7:30 pm Youth Group - YR
10:00 am Greeterrs Recongition - FH
Thurs. Jan 17
11:00 am Festive Worship - SA
9:30 am Low Impact Exercise - Gym Ofc
11:00 am Celebrate Worship - CC
9:30 am Faith Circle - FR
Mon. Jan 14 10:00 am Play & Pray - SonRm
9:00 am Classic Movies (OLLI) - Thtr Rm 10:00 am Library Storytime - Library
9:30 am Low Impact Exercise - Gym 10:00 am Good Grief Group - Rm 103
4:30 pm WELCA Board - FR 11:30 am Stephen Ministry - Rm 009
6:30 pm Zumba - FH 1:00 pm Beating Winter Blues (OLLI) - FH
1:00 pm Elizabeth Circle - Rm 103
Tues. Jan 15
1:00 pm Anna Circle - FR
9:00 am Staff Meeting - CR
1:00 pm Peace Circle - Rm 101
9:30 am Yoga (OLLI) - FH
4:00 pm OSL Foundation - CR
10:30 am Friendship Club - FR
4:30 pm Spiritual Tapestry/SF (OLLI) - FR
2:00 pm Cancer Support - FR
2:00 pm Intro/Philosophy (OLLI) - FH Fri. Jan 18
5:30 pm Sad Isn’t Bad - GAPl,Rms10,12,15 9:00 am Mini Mixed Memoir (OLLI) - FH
5:30 pm Bells of OSL - BCR
Sat. Jan 19
5:30 pm Executive Committee - CR
8:00 am Woodshop Ministry - Shop
7:00 pm Stephen Min Series - FR
8:30 am LMIM - CR
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry - FH
9:00 am Marital Preparation - FR
Wed. Jan. 16 5:00 pm Festive Worship - SA
7:00 am Conversation w/God - Chapel
Sun. Jan 20
1:00 pm Library Book Covering - Library
8:00 am Response Singers - ChrRm
1:00 pm Friends of the Library - Rm 103
8:45 am Festive Worship - SA
5:00 pm Wed Night Supper - GA Pl
8:45 am Celebrate Worship - CC
5:30 pm Youth Band - FH
9:55 am Sunday School - LL
5:30 pm Joyful Noise Choir - ChrRm
10:00 am Adult Ed - FR
6:00 pm King’s Choir - BCR
10:00 am Annual Mtg Preview - Chapel
6:00 pm Young Saints - ChldrnChrRm
11:00 am Festive Worship - SA
6:00 pm Woodshop Ministry - Shop
11:00 am Celebrate Worship - CC
6:00 pm Creative Discovery - Art Rm
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS THIS MORNING, from 9:45 to 11:00, in the
Caring Ministries area.
“LOOKING THROUGH MUDDY GLASSES” – today’s Doc Talk – deals with this time
of year when our mental health and attitude sometimes flounder. Do you or does
someone you know or love feel a little less mentally healthy in the winter months?
Dr. Jim Wick will discuss these moody winter days in an informal discussion, this
morning, from 10:00 to 10:45, in the Caring Ministries area.
ATTENTION KIDS! Join the “Reading Is Our Thing – Dr. Seuss” reading promotion
in the Library. Come to the Library and check out books, pick up a reading log and
bag, read 15 minutes a day for five days, return your reading log to the Library, and
choose a prize. The reading promotion begins today, Jan. 13, and continues through
Feb. 24. All participants’ names will be posted on our bulletin board!
DO YOU HAVE AN HOUR ON THURSDAY MORNINGS? A volunteer to assist
Nursery staff is needed from 10:00 to 11:00 on Thursday mornings. Contact Amanda
Bork, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Pr. Binstock, email@example.com.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR GREETERS will be held at 10:00 a.m. today, in
Fellowship Hall. All greeters are encouraged to attend for some special treats and
information-sharing about welcoming members and visitors to OSL.
MEMBERS OF AUGUSTANA COLLEGE STUDENT OUTREACH will be leading
the 11:00 a.m. Celebrate worship service next Sunday, Jan. 20. Joining the outreach
team members will be Campus Pastor Ann Rosendale and students from Sunday
OSL CARING UNIVERSITY
What: Free Caring Education Classes
When: Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: West side of The Gathering Place
Who: Everyone is invited! Perfect for parents of Holy Moly and Confirmation
students, choir members before rehearsal, people attending the Wednes-
day dinner, or anyone who wants to learn how to better care for themselves
Jan. 16 – “Spiritual Direction,” presented by Delaine Shay
Jan. 23 – “Food for Thought,” presented by Nikki VerSteeg
Jan. 30 – “Healing Touch,” presented by Renee Schulz
Feb. 6 – “Memory Health”
“MARRIAGE: FOR BETTER AND FOREVER,” a presentation by Dr. Mark
Britzman, will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Friendship
Room. This is open to all couples, to learn more about the upcoming 10 Great Dates
program, sign up for the program, and enjoy dessert and coffee. Child care will be
available. The cost is $12 per couple, for the book. Visit oslchurch.com for more
information (follow the link under Upcoming Events) and online registration.
10 GREAT DATES comes to OSL, starting on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m., in the
Friendship Room, and continue monthly through the year: March 8, Apr. 12, May 10,
June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and Nov. 8. Child care will be available. Visit
oslchurch.com for more information (follow the link under Upcoming Events) and
IF YOU HAVE A GIFT FOR WOODWORKING, or would just like to learn more
about this craft, stop by the Woodshop on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till noon, or
Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 (resuming on Jan 2). More help is needed for
several projects that have been requested by the OSL congregation.
On-the-job training is provided.
THE BOARD OF DEACONS is looking for a new member. Serving communion and
helping the pastoral staff in ministry and other roles is very rewarding. Contact Lisa
Parker, 941-4143 or LParker@sfgmembers.com.
CONSIDER SPONSORING OSL TELECASTS, which reach thousands of area
viewers each week and many more around the world via OSL’s website. A sponsorship
is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or to honor a loved one. The
weekly cost for the two telecasts is $600, but any size donation is always appreciated.
Call the Church Office, 336-2942, for more information or to make a donation.
A NEW EXERCISE IDEA FOR THE NEW YEAR Balanced Bones Demo will be on
Monday, Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m., in the OSL Gym, led by Amy Pugliese of the Sanford
Wellness Center. Learn some dynamic movement warm-up and balance/strength
exercises, and explore the opportunity to have someone from the Wellness Center
lead a session of other demo exercises every other month. Bring your ideas!
OSL WRITERS GROUP will resume meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m., in Room 103. Bring something that you have written, with ten copies to
share with the group. The group will meet on successive Mondays until March 18.
STEPHEN MINISTERS DON’T JUST PROVIDE CARE for people experiencing a
major crisis – they also provide care and support for people weighed down by the
smaller things in life. If you are feeling down, lonely, stressed, or discouraged, you
could benefit from the care, support, and encouragement of a Stephen Minister. To
find out more, contact Pr. Tim Lemme or Jill Hieb at 336-2942.
SAD ISN’T BAD, a support series for children who are grieving (and their family
members), will be offered on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15, from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at OSL. All children K–12 are welcome. The program begins with a
meal, followed by sessions facilitated by counselors/social workers trained to work
with children. There is no charge for this nondenominational series. For more
information, or to register, contact Rosalie Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 332-0094.
COMMUNION SERVERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! Sign up to serve at the volunteer
board in The Gathering Place, near the Celebrate Center – you may sign up for next
weekend’s worship services, or even for today’s – or contact Lisa Parker,
LParker@sfgmembers.com or 941-4143.
THE OSL NURSERY IS A WONDERFUL PLACE for the youngest members of our
congregation to spend time during worship services on Sunday mornings. A special
Nursery School time for these young children will be starting in January. It will focus
on Bible lessons as well as how Jesus would like us to treat others. Nursery School
lessons will take place during the last 15 minutes of each service. Have your child join
in this fun new program! Stop by the Nursery or contact Amanda Bork – 351-5765
or email@example.com – for more information or to volunteer.
Faith Friendship Room (9:30), Dorothy Peterson,371-4414
December Circles—Jan. 17
Glory/Grace Marilee Peterson, 709 W. Mardo Cir., 336-7645
Goodness Susan Salem, 1811 W. Dunbar, 339-1476
Hope Iley Petereit, 1600 E. Cedar Ln., 334-7850
Patience Joan Bakke, 1901 S. Lincoln Ave., 335-7928
Anna and Rejoice Friendship Room, Sharon Lovro, 338-2702
Peace Room 101, Maxine Leaders, 334-3248
Elizabeth Room 103, Harriet Bresee, 759-7033
Leah Dee Rice, 4403 S. Town Park Pl., 271-0867
Rachel: Beverly Hallstrom, 205 W. 18 St. #36, 332-1725
Women of Faith, Joyce Kaatz, 2201 E. Edgewood Rd., 338-1291 (Jan. 22)