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Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Spearfish, SD
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1020 State Street ~ Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: (605) 642-3715
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Sunday Worship Services


9:00 am

Worship Service with Holy

Wednesdays, beginning June 7: 
6:26 pm
Wednesday Word with Holy Communion

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Each fall we invite a new group of young people

to learn more about the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  We’ll be mailing out an invitation to all

kids entering fifth grade (or older are welcome, if they haven’t previously been a part of the class) and their parents.  We meet for two brief sessions, during which we explore the history and meanings behind the celebration of Holy Communion. 

(On a personal note, this is one of my favorite classes to teach!  We have a good time!) 

These sessions are designed with parent/child conversation in mind, so it’s important that at

least one parent be here with the student. 

(As a bonus, it really ends up being a good

opportunity for adults to brush up on their own

understanding of the Lord’s Supper!)


*IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have a child

younger than fifth-grade age who has been showing an active desire to partake of the Sacrament, you as their parent may elect to

bring them to these sessions as well. We already have a number of children partaking of Holy Communion earlier than fifth grade. (We aren’t constitutionally, confessionally or scripturally

bound to any particular age with regard to readiness for Communion. History has dictated

our custom, with some Christians communing early and others later. Parents in conversation

with Pastor Sandness can determine their

child’s readiness.)


This year, our two classes will be held

Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 P.M. and on Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 P.M.

Our final class also includes an opportunity for the kids to bake communion bread for

use in worship at their

First Communion on Sunday, October 8.

Mark your calendar!


  • Next Sunday, August 27th is the date for the Back to School Blessing! We welcome all students—preschoolers through college, and all teachers, educators, support staff and all those working in the education field to come forward for a special blessing. Students should bring their backpacks and school bags for a blessing tag!
  • The Middle School is looking for age appropriate gently used backpacks for the upcoming school year.  Please feel free to bring to the church or drop off at the middle school. If you have questions, please call Jill Murphy @ 717-1215. 
  • The Quilters are in need of cotton fabric used for the tops of the quilts.  They also need blankets, mattress pads and non-working electric blankets which are used to line quilts.  Please, no denim or sheets at this time, they have more than they can store.  Ever thought about joining our Quilters?  Don't know how to sew?, that's okay, we have non-sewing jobs too!  They meet every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am downstairs in the Quad.  Any age is welcome!
  • Leaping Lutherans Relay for Life Team is holding a raffle for the 78" x 98" Relay for Life homemade T-Shirt Quilt on display in the fellowship hall.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5, and will be available after worship services on Sundays and Wednesdays.  The drawing will be held Aug. 27, 2017. 
  • Drivers NEEDED for the Sunday morning transportation schedule.  Please call Larry Christopherson @ 645-0282.  THANK YOU!!
  • Spearfish Community Food Pantry is open from 9:00am-12:00pm, Mon., Wed., & Fridays.  They are also NOW OPEN 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 5:00pm-7:00pm Please pass this along!
  • Follow LWR Quilts and Kits on their journey from assembly to distribution!  View the video and download it to share with your friends and fellow quilters and kit-makers at

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Homemade freezer meals are available
on the bottom shelf of the freezer in the church kitchen.  These meals are for anyone to pick up and deliver to a family or individual who would welcome a warm meal (time of illness, loss, new baby, etc.) on behalf of Our Savior’s Lutheran.  They are fully cooked and ready to reheat.  Ingredients and instructions are clearly marked on each meal. 


This small group who prepared the meals in the church kitchen invites you to join them!  Contact Sandi Nauman at or 722-6653 if you have questions or wish to join the group. 


Initial funding was provided by a Thrivent Financial Action Team grant.  Contributions are welcome!


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