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    Our Saviour's offers a vibrant array of mission and ministry opportunities for those of all ages. Check out what some of our groups have been up to lately!

    • pastor ben sloss called as associate pastor

      Our Saviour's Lutheran Church joyfully shares the news that Pastor Ben Sloss has been called by the members of the congregation to serve as Associate Pastor.

      Results from the all-church vote, which took place June 3-4, were 222 to 2 in favor of calling Pastor Ben. Thank you to all of those who voted, and many thanks to the members of Our Saviour's Children & Youth Call Committee for their dedicated and prayerful work over the past several months. 

      Pastor Ben; his wife, Tracie; and their children Ethan (8), Grace (5) and Lily (5), are excited to make the transition to Our Saviour's later in June. Pastor Ben's first weekend in worship at Our Saviour's is tentatively scheduled for June 24-25.

    • annual meeting voting results

      The following were approved by the members of Our Saviour's at the Annual Meeting on June 4:

      • 2023-2024 fiscal year budget (158 yes, 1 no)
      • The Church Council candidate slate of Lu Koerper, Matt Pickering and Kris Reenstjerna
      • The nominating committee slate of David Adeli and Robyn Carlson

      Thank you to all who participated over the weekend in these vital processes in the life of our church. We are so excited to kick off a very special Year of Engagement with a full pastoral staff--and most of all, with YOU!

    • mega garage sale: final drop-off days Monday & Tuesday!

      Your last chances to drop off items for the MEGA Garage Sale are this Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6, at Celebration Campus from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      Have furniture you're interested in donating? Email pictures to or contact Lee Thomsen at 630-853-2587. If you have a couch in good condition that you'd like to donate, please contact the team--if approved, they will try to arrange pickup. MEGA Garage Sale runs this Friday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 (Half-Price Day) from 8 a.m. to noon. For more, visit the MEGA Garage Sale page

    • gratitude bible study: next meeting sunday, june 18

      What does it mean to have an "attitude of gratitude"? How can we nurture a grateful spirit? Explore these questions and more in a special, six-session Gratitude Bible Study that will kick off Sunday, June 4, in the Epiphany Room on the Our Saviour's Campus. Join for as many of the sessions as you are able; dates are June 4, 18 and 25, and July 9, 16 and 23. On June 4, the study will run from 8:15-9:25 a.m. (before our combined-campus worship service); on all other Sundays, the group will meet from 7:45 to 8:55 a.m. 

      More from the organizers: “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

      We come together in our community of faith bound by the Word and the love of God—a peace that passes all understanding. The Word of God calls us to a new life in Christ, fed by the Word, touched by grace, and led by the Holy Spirit. Let’s explore together what it means to have an “attitude of gratitude.” A grateful spirit is a response to our new calling in Christ. We will open our Bibles to hear God’s Word and how He calls and leads us to live a life of gratitude. 

    • Starting this week: Dialogues in faith outdoor book club

      Join Dialogues in Faith June 6-27 for a discussion of "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong" by Karen Gonzalez. All are welcome; attendees should bring a lawn chair and a willingness to grow. The group will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Celebration garden (or inside in case of inclement weather). The discussion schedule is as follows: 

      June 6: foreword, preface, and chapters 1 & 2

      June 13: chapters 3-5

      June 20: chapters 6-8

      June 27: chapters 9-11.

    • just love book discussion: "long way down"

      On Wednesday, June 7, join Just Love for a discussion of Jason Reynold's award-winning YA (young adult) novel "Long Way Down," which tackles topics including gun violence and revenge through the eyes of a 15-year-old whose brother was murdered. Meet at 7 p.m. in the Advent Room on the Our Saviour's Campus. 

    • Emanuel 9 commemorative prayer service

      Our Saviour's will host a special prayer service on Thursday, June 15, remembering the nine individuals shot and killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, in June 2015 by a self-professed white supremacist. The shooter was raised in an ELCA church, and one of the individuals killed was a pastor educated at an ELCA seminary. All in our community are invited to this special service on June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Our Saviour's Sanctuary

    • We're hiring!

      Our Saviour's is excited to share that we are are hiring for two positions:

      Part-Time Custodian (24 hrs/week) - This position will focus on working with the Facilities Team to keep the two campus buildings clean, well-maintained, and safe for overall ministry, worship, events, and activities. Click here for the complete job description. (add link) To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Todd Freitag at

      Part-Time Ministry Activities Coordinator (16-20 hrs/week) - This position provides administrative assistance for the ministry activities and events, including managing the church calendars, registrations, sign-up forms, keycards, and door schedules. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jean Jepson at

    • Our Saviour's 2022-'23 annual report now available

      Our Saviour's 2022-'23 Annual Report, featuring letters from the pastors, year-end summaries from our missions and ministry teams, and financial updates and projections, is now available. Download the annual report.