Congregational Vote for Intentional Interim Minister: THIS SUNDAY (July 22nd)

This past Monday (July 16th) evening, the call committee was able to interview Rev. Dr. Richard J. Davis. We all thought the interview went extremely well. Pastor Rich seems like he would be a great fit at OSLC and would be an incredible asset in helping us navigate the waters of this time of transition. He is absolutely available as he is not currently serving a congregation. He would be able to start after September 5th and gave us the impression that he was interested in serving as our Intentional Interim Minister (IIM).
Unfortunately, we have not been able to interview Rev. Dr. Terry H. Merrill. In our initial contact with him, he stated he is at a critical time with his current interim congregation and would get back to us concerning his true availability. We have not yet heard from him despite several attempts by phone. We did feel Pastor Merrill looked like a good fit for OSLC from his initial information and the brief phone conversation at the outset.
However, therefore with the inability to interview Pastor Terry Merrill, the concerning position of his current congregation, and the overwhelmingly positive interview with Pastor Rich Davis, the call committee recommends the congregation vote to extend the contract for call to Rev. Dr. Richard James Davis.
To make sure we get things officially in the works in a time sensitive manner (because Pastor Davis informed us that 2 other congregations have been looking at him for IIM service) we will have a hand vote on Sunday, July 22nd at the end of each service. 

If you are unable to be at church on Sunday for the vote, please call the church office at 701-852-6404 or e-mail our church office at BEFORE THIS SUNDAY AT 11:30AM with your name and which Pastor you would like for OSLC (i.e. Davis or Merrill).


Thank you for your continued support and prayers in these times of decision and deliberation.

The Call Committee of Our Savior Lutheran Church

Nursery Volunteers Needed!

We are always looking for nursery volunteers! God bless all of you who have helped us with this ministry. As summer is moving on, we are needing volunteers for the following dates for Sunday morning worship services: 7/22, 7/29 (11:00am only), 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, and 8/26 (11:00am only). We are also looking for volunteers for our Love and Logic class that will take place Thursday evenings from August 2nd through September 6th from 6:30-8:30PM. Please contact Sue Dodd at 701-720-0639 or Thanks in advance!



“Travelling Time with God” Women’s Event: Sat, Aug. 4th from 6-9PM

Taco in a bag will be served. We will first meet at the church to carpool to the first destination. Sign up at the Women’s Ministry table in Our Savior Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall or by calling the church office at 701-852-6404. You can also mark your attendance through the Facebook Event.



Rummage Sale & German Food (August 17 & 18 from 10AM-5PM)

Rummage Sale and German Food

Get Ready to Rummage!  The Adult Mission Team is planning to hold a rummage sale in the OSLC parking lot on Friday and Saturday, August 17th and 18th from 10:00-5:00 each day.  If you have good, clean items you are willing to donate, please bring them to the church before August 12th.  AND – Lynn, our LHLH cook, will be preparing and selling German food from our kitchen trailer.  What a treat!

 All proceeds from this sale will benefit the Adult Mission Team.  So, start cleaning out your closets, basement and garage and donate those items you no longer use. Your generosity will help many!  Thank you!!



“Love & Logic” Parenting Course (Aug 2-Sept 6)

Love and Logic Parenting Course

We are very excited to offer a Love and Logic Parenting Course at Our Savior Lutheran Church. All are welcome to attend! Class will start on August 2nd and run through September 6th on Thursday evenings (except for Wed, Aug 15th). Class time is from 6:30-8:30PM. Childcare will be provided for those in attendance. While it will be provided free of charge, all materials included, free-will donations will be accepted to promote and offer future courses by the NDSU Extension Office. Please mark your attendance through our Facebook event or by signing up in Our Savior Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall. Contact Sue Dodd for more information at or call 701-720-0639.

Collecting School Kit Supplies for Lutheran World Relief


The “back to school” sales have begun! Once again the Sewing Disciples Ministry Team will be assembling School Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This is a great way for you and your family to be involved in an exciting mission outreach. We include the following items (all must be new) in each School Kit:

-Four 70 sheet notebooks (wide or college ruled)

-One ruler with centimeters on one side (can have inches on the other side)

-One pencil sharpener

-One pair of blunt scissors

-One box of 24 crayons

-5 unsharpened #2 pencils

-5 black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)

-Pink 2 1/2 inch erasers


If you would like to donate any of these items, please bring them to the church and drop them off in the box located in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your generosity!


Adult Mission Team Collecting Shoes!

The Adult Mission Team is collecting new and gently used shoes of all sizes for poor and needy families in Juarez, Mexico. If you would like to donate, please place them in the box in the Fellowship Hall by October 31st. No heels over 1 inch, no flip flops, and no shoes with holes in them, please.


If you are interested in going on the next mission trip, scheduled for February 23rd to March 2nd of 2019, please talk with Kim Haugen, Joyce Goodvin, Julie Krueger, or Bonnie Rennich. Thank you for your support!


Norsk Hostfest Volunteer Coordinator Needed

OSLC has been making a positive impact on our community for many years by running two booths at the Norsk Hostfest: the Scandi Kitchen and Baroness of Beef/Uffda Salad booths.  We are so thankful that Shelia Bethel has stepped forward to take the overall chairman position, but we now need someone to step into the role of Volunteer Coordinator.  Please consider serving in this vital role!  You can contact Bonnie Rennich (701-852-6404)  for more information.  Thank you!