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UPCOMING: Fun Events & Bible Study Times

Below is a list of events, meetings, ongoing Bible Study times, and Fall  retreat information.

Fall Group Reminders:  

  • Mondays @  2pm The Rouchleau Women’s Study  takes place at Rouchleau Apartments, 602 North 3rd Avenue, Virginia
  • Mondays @ 5pm Choir practice in the sanctuary
  • Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boy Scouts Troop #129 meets
  • Tuesdays: WELCA Circles will resume their monthly meetings on Tuesdays (discussion & devotion/study time) 9:30am & 1pm
  • Wednesdays at 7:30am – Men’s Perkin’s Breakfast & Study Group
  • Wednesdays 8am – 2pm Ladies Quilting has resumed in the Fellowship Hall
  • Wednesdays @ 2pmOSLC Bible Study is in the Fireside or youth room – NEW TIME!
  • Wednesdays: Confirmation to begin Oct. 3rd @ 6:30pm, Messiah Lutheran Church is the fall location.
  • Thursdays at 3pm Ladies Study @ Adventures Restaurant
  • Thursdays: Council will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month  @5pm
  • Pasty Sales: The OSLC Pasty Sale is ongoing – order through Oct.14th in the narthex, pick up date is Saturday, Oct. 20th, 1-2pm @ the Eveleth Masonic Lodge.
  • Homemade Apple Pie Sale: WELCA will be selling apple pies this next month. You can order them Oct. 28th & Nov. 4th, and pick them up Nov. 18th.
  • Via de Cristo: The “Way of Christ” Retreat where experiencing the Gift of God’s Grace happens! This year it will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Men’s Weekend is Oct. 4th-7th, Women’s Weekend is from Oct. 11th-14th, co-ed event Nov. 8th in Kasson, MN (south). RSVP to Butch or Betty @ 218-741-2682. More events to come in the spring. Check the website for more information: https://www.mnviadecristo.org/news/index.php

Confirmation News:

Confirmation Program 2018-19
Dear Parents of 6th-9th Graders,
The Holy Spirit is alive and moving on the Iron Range.  In the last year, our area Lutheran congregations have been saying many goodbyes to beloved leaders. Transitions are rough on congregations, but they can also be opportunities. As our congregations discern what the Spirit is calling of our churches, it has been proposed creating a collaborative confirmation program. This Summer our youth walked together and deepened their faith on the synod journey to Houston. In this spirit, we are working to create a program together with Messiah, Gethsemane, and Our Saviors. At this time, we are still working out details between congregations. We want this to be an engaging program where our students grow in faith and Christian Community to love and serve others. We ask for your prayers and patience as we continue to work out the logistics. Confirmation is coming and it’s going to be awesome this year. God’s Blessings, Tauna Roth Lay Parish Assistant, Messiah Lutheran Church TaunaMRoth@gmail.com 218-404-0621

Confirmation News & Dates

October 3 @ 6:30  Confirmation Classes Begin!! Fall location will be at Messiah Lutheran, Wednesdays at 6:30 (we do follow the school system for MEA)! We will rotate between Messiah, OSLC, and Gethsemane during the year, with the seasons. Parents will be notified of locations by email, postcard, and and bulletin.Confirmation Group Guides
The Confirmation Program is in need of adults to lead a small group.  Support and Curriculum are provided.  Pairs are welcome to volunteer as a team.  Please contact the church if you are interested in becoming a group guide.

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Bible Study Times

We have various Bible Studies that are ongoing @ OSLC. You can check out one of these listed below, or stop by the office for a little more info about the topics being studied or who to get in contact with if you would like to try one out.

  • Mondays @ 2pm: The Rouchleau Women’s Study meet at Rouchleau apartments.
  •  Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 1pm at OSLC:  The WELCA Circles meet @ OSLC.
  • Wednesdays at 7:30am: The Men’s  Breakfast & Study Group meets at Perkins in Mt. Iron.
  • Wednesdays @ 2pm: OSLC Bible Study is in the Fireside or youth room meets and is open to everyone!
  • Thursdays at 3pm: The Ladies Study @ Adventures Restaurant meets.


“WELCA”  Women of the ELCA – We are a group of ladies that love to share our interests and ideas about life with each other, and share the love of Christ with the outside world around us. Our circle groups are involved with many service projects,  such as, creating newborn kits, school backpack kits, camperships for youth at Camp Vermilion, quilting, prayer shawls, hospital care kits, etc. If you attend the church, you are considered a member, and can join in the meetings and devotion times whenever you are able, and take part in whatever projects you feel called to do. We invite you to join us and share your ideas!

If you need a few resources to get you through the week, click on these links here for devotionals and information to lift your spirits!

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with praise and THANKSGIVING…

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
   let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Community Thanksgiving Worship
  • Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 pm at Hope Community Presbyterian Church
Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Thursday, November 26th at 2:00 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • Cost: $7.50

If you are alone or are unable to host your family, please join other church members and guests. Least year we had 69 people enjoy sharing this meal. If you have a favorite dish you would like to share we welcome it.

Menu: Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, wild rice, green bean bake, sweet potatoes, cranberries, relish tray, rolls, punch, coffee, desserts and pie.

Contact the church office (office@oslcmn.com or 218.741.6207) by Nov. 23rd to sign up.