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Our Savior's Lutheran Church Podcasts | Menomonie, Wisconsin

Our Savior's Lutheran Church Podcasts | Menomonie, Wisconsin

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church is vibrant and inclusive community of disciples seeking to love and serve God as we follow in the ways of Christ. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 6 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday after Pentecost! Today Pastor Heather shares a sermon Mark 3:20-35. We welcome the OSL Bell Choir for our special music. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Musicians: Michaela Gifford and the OSL Bell Choir In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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June 6, 2021
Holy Trinity Sunday - May 30, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Holy Trinity Sunday! Today we celebrate and bless our high seniors as they prepare to graduate.  Pastor Sarah shares a sermon about the ways God reveals God's holiness in our world and in our lives.  We also welcome cellist, Erin Hall-Rhoades, who shares special music throughout our service. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Musician: Michaela Gifford and Erin Hall-Rhoades In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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May 30, 2021
Pentecost Sunday - May 23, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Pentecost Sunday! Today Pastor Heather shares a sermon about the gift of the Holy Spirit, while Pastor Sarah and Denise Vick share a children's message.    Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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May 23, 2021
Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 16, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on the Seventh Sunday of Easter! Today we welcome our OSL Kids Choir and OSL Bell Choir who provide special music during our service.  Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on John 17:6-19 and Psalm 1.  She reflects on how we are called to carry with us the lessons and experiences of Easter into ordinary time.  Denise Vick also shares children's message.    Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl; Preacher: Pastor Sarah Miller; Musicians: Michaela Gifford, OSL Kids Choir and OSL Bell Choir  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
58:41
May 16, 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 9 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on the Sixth Sunday of Easter! Today we welcome Pastor Don Wisner who shares a sermon on John 15:9-17 about God's simple yet always challenging command to love one another. Denise Vick also shares children's message. We welcome guest musicians Dale Freberg and Merlyn Aude who join Michaela Gifford, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Heather for a special music offering.   Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl  Preacher: Pastor Don Wisner  Musicians: Michaela Gifford, Merlyn Aude, Dale Freberg, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Heather In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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May 9, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 2, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this fifth Sunday of Easter.  Pastor Sarah shares a sermon on Jesus' words from the Gospel according to John - "I am the vine, you are the branches" and Denise Vick shares a children's message . Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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May 2, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship as we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday with a sermon from Pastor Heather and a children's message from Denise Vick. Special music is provided by Pastor Heather, Pastor Sarah and Michaela Gifford.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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April 25, 2021
Third Sunday of Easter - April 18, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Third Sunday of Easter. Today, Pastor Sarah shares a sermon on the physical reality of the resurrection based on a story from the end of Luke's  gospel where Jesus appears to his disciples and shares a meal with them. We welcome cellist, Gavin Hall, who shares special music with us at the prelude.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Gavin Hall  n addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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April 18, 2021
Second Sunday of Easter - April 11, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church Menomonie WI
Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday of Easter. Today, Pastor Heather shares a sermon on a story from the end of John's gospel where Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection. Denise Vick shares a children's message and we hear special music from the OSL Bells.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and the OSL Bells n addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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April 11, 2021
Easter Sunday - April 4, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Easter Sunday. Today we hear the good news that Christ is risen proclaimed by members of the congregation. Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on the resurrection account in Mark 16:1-8, and Denise Vick and Pr. Sarah share a children's message. Today we welcome our OSL Bell Choir, OSL Youth Choir Ensemble and our brass quartet who provide music throughout our service.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller    Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist), Merlyn Aude, Loren Barker, Nathan Miller and Soren Miller; OSL Youth Choir Ensemble, OSL Bell Choir.  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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April 4, 2021
Good Friday Worship - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to Good Friday Worship, as we hear the passion account according the John's gospel. We hear a sermon from Pastor Heather and welcome our guest musicians, an ensemble from our youth choir.    Worship Leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and youth choir members In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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April 2, 2021
Palm Sunday - March 28, 2021- Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Palm Sunday. Today Pastor Heather shares a sermon and Denise Vick shares a children's message. We welcome a quartet of guest musicians: Merlyn Aude, Loren Barker, Nathan Miller and Soren Miller.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller    Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist), Merlyn Aude, Loren Barker, Nathan Miller and Soren Miller. In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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March 28, 2021
Fifth Sunday in Lent - March 21, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Fifth Sunday in Lent. Today Pastor Sarah shares a sermon about the ability of God to bring life out of death based on John 12:20-33. This week, we welcome Marni Waznik as our accompanist, Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry,  who shares a children's message, and the OSL Bell Choir who shares special music.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller    Musicians: Marni Waznik (pianist), OSL Bell Choir (Merlyn Aude conductor)  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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March 21, 2021
Fourth Sunday in Lent - March 14, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this fourth Sunday in Lent. Today Pastor Heather shares a sermon about the power of love based on John 3:14-21. Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, also shares a Children's Message. We welcome Laura Eller as our guest musician. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller    Musician: Michaela Gifford (organist) and Laura Eller (bassonist) In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:07:51
March 14, 2021
Third Sunday in Lent - March 7, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this third Sunday in Lent. Today Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on the Gospel reading, John 2:13-22.  She reminds us that in Christ, God is present with us in all places.  We welcome Sam Weaver and Dale Freberg who share special music with us and Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, who shares a Children's Message. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford, Sam Weaver, and Dale Freberg In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:05:31
March 7, 2021
Lutheran Campus Ministry Leads Worship - February 28, 2021 - Second Sunday in Lent - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
We welcome members of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Stout who lead our worship service today!
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February 28, 2021
First Sunday in Lent - February 21, 2021 - Or Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this first Sunday in Lent. Today Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on the covenant God makes with Noah and all creatures of the earth in Genesis.  Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, also shares a Children's Message. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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February 21, 2021
Transfiguration Sunday - February 14 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Transfiguration Sunday. Today Pastor Heather shares a sermon based on Mark's account of Jesus being transfigured on the mountain top, reflecting on how holy moments and experiences in our lives help to inform our identity and our discipleship. Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, also shares a Children's Message.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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February 14, 2021
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Menomonie WI
Welcome to worship on this Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Today Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, shares a Children's Message and Pastor Heather shares a message on Mark 1:29-39, focused on the theme of healing. We welcome Dale Freberg as our guest musician. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Dale Freberg In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:59
February 7, 2021
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany - Our Savior's Lutheran Church - January 31, 2021
Welcome to worship on this Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Today Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, shares a Children's Message and Pastor Sarah shares a message on Mark 1:21-28 focused on Jesus' power to liberate us from all that holds sway over us.   We welcome Merlyn Aude as our guest musician. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Merlyn Aude. In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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January 31, 2021
Third Sunday after Epiphany - Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Menomonie WI
Welcome to worship on this Third Sunday after Epiphany. Today Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, shares a Children's Message and Pastor Heather shares a message on Mark 1:14-20, focused on our call as disciples. We welcome Jean Enyeart as our guest musician.    Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Jean Enyeart In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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January 24, 2021
Second Sunday after Epiphany - January 17, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday after Epiphany. Today Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, shares a Children's Message and Pastor Sarah shares a message based on the Old Testament reading from 1 Samuel.  Pr. Sarah reminds us that in baptism we are all called to share the gospel and speak God's word of truth.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller; Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:01:52
January 17, 2021
Baptism of our Lord Sunday - January 10, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie Wisconsin
Welcome to worship on this Baptism of our Lord Sunday. Today we welcome Nathan Miller as our guest musician. We also welcome Pastor Sarah as our accompanist for the service! Denise Vick, Director of Children and Family Ministry, shares a Kid's Time and Pastor Heather shares a sermon based on the opening words from the Gospel according to Mark, where we hear of Jesus' baptism as he begins his public ministry.    Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl   Musicians: Pastor Sarah Miller and Nathan Miller  Videographer: Nathan Miller n addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
52:47
January 10, 2021
Second Sunday of Christmas - January 3, 2021 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday of Christmas. Today we welcome Loren Barker as our guest musician.  Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on the opening words from the Gospel according to John that reminds us that the light of Christ shines in our lives and in our world even when we have a hard time seeing it.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller;  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Loren Barker. In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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January 3, 2021
Christmas Eve Worship - December 24 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to our Christmas Eve worship service. Tonight we sing carols and hear the Christmas story, told by our youngest disciples. Our Sunday school children share Luke’s gospel, which proclaims the good news of Jesus’ birth. Tonight we give thanks for the light of Christ that shines for us, in us, and through us.    We welcome guest harpist, Bethany Shuda, who joins Michaela Gifford as our musicians.    Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Bethany Shuda In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
43:54
December 25, 2020
Fourth Sunday in Advent - December 20, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this Fourth Sunday of Advent. Today we welcome ensembles from our Kid's Choir as our guest musicians and Pastor Heather shares a sermon centered on Mary's role in bearing the light of Christ to the world.    Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford and members of the OSL Kid's choir. In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
48:03
December 20, 2020
Third Sunday in Advent - December 13, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this Third Sunday of Advent. Today we welcome Marni Waznik who joins Michaela Gifford to share special music with us.    Pastor Sarah shares a sermon on our Gospel reading from John 1:6-98 19-28 .   Rooted in our identity, we are called to bear witness to the light of Christ that is coming into the world.    Worship leader: Pastor Sarah Miller and Pastor Heather Wigdahl  Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organ) and Marni Waznik (piano).  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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December 13, 2020
Second Sunday of Advent - December 6, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday of Advent. Today we welcome a few members of the OSL Worship Band as our musicians, Pastor Don Wisner as our preacher, and Director of Children and Family Ministry Denise Vick who shares a children's sermon.    Worship leader: Pastor Sarah Miller and Pastor Heather Wigdahl  Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (keyboard) Ted Benson (guitar), Dale Freberg (bass) and Barb Lindberg (vocals). In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
59:08
December 6, 2020
1st Sunday in Advent - November 29, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this 1st Sunday in Advent.  Today, Pastor Sarah and Nathan Miller share a Children's Message and Pr. Sarah shares a sermon on Mark 13:24-37.  Pr. Sarah reminds us that in God is with us in all things.   Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist)  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
55:30
November 29, 2020
Christ the King Sunday - November 22, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on this Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year. Today, Pastor Heather shares a Kid's Time Story and a sermon on Matthew 25:31-46, where Jesus directs us toward our neighbor and calls us to see in their face, a reflection of his own.   Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) and Barb Lindberg (guest musician) In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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November 22, 2020
24th Sunday after Pentecost - November 15, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Today Pastor Sarah shares a message based on Psalm 90 and Matthew 25:14-30.  In Christ, God has bestowed the riches of the kingdom on us and we are encouraged to share those gifts with others.     Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller; Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist); Videographer: Nathan Miller    Our services are also available on our OSL website and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880.  If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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November 15, 2020
November 8 Worship - Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women
Today we join our ELCA Northwest Synod of Wisconsin to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women. Pastor Heather shares an introduction to our worship.  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/. 
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November 8, 2020
All Saints Sunday - November 1, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this All Saints Sunday. Today we welcome Bethany Shuda who shares special music with us and Denise Vick who shares a children's message.  Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on the vision of Revelation 7.  She reminds us that God will bring God's saints through all of the challenges of life.    Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller; Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist) and Bethany Shuda, (harp); Videographers: Lydia Miller and Nathan Miller  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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November 1, 2020
Reformation Sunday - October 25, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on this Reformation Sunday. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid’s Time story and a sermon on the gospel of John 15. Jesus encourages us, as his disciples, that he abides with us, and that we are connected to him, like a vine and branches.    Worship leaders: Pastor Sarah Miller and Pastor Heather Wigdahl  Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist), Nathan Miller and Soren Miller (guest musicians)  Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
59:26
October 25, 2020
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - October 18, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Today we welcome Dr. Jerry Hui who shares special music with us.  Pastor Sarah shares both a special Children's Message and a sermon based on Paul's first letter to Thessalonians.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford (keyboardist) and Dr. Jerry Hui (Bagpiper and vocalist).   Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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October 18, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 11, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid’s Time story and a sermon on a challenging parable Jesus teaches in Matthew 22:1-14.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician: Michaela Gifford (organist)  Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
57:52
October 11, 2020
18th Sunday after Pentecost - October 4, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the  Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Today Pr. Sarah shares a sermon based on the parable of the wicked tenants found in Matthew 21:33-46. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller;  Musician: Michaela Gifford; Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
51:49
October 4, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - LCM Sunday - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Seventeenth  Sunday after Pentecost. Today we welcome Lutheran Campus Ministry as they lead us in worship.  LCM Director, Katie Wagner shares a sermon based on Matthew 14:22-33. Worship leader: Katie Wagner and LCM Students  Musicians: LCM Students  Videographer: LCM In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
35:03
September 27, 2020
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 20, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares  a special Kid’s Time story, a sermon on two parables: one that Jesus teaches in Matthew 20:1-16, and the parable that is the book of Jonah.    Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl  Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist) Courtney Mac, and Dale Freberg  Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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September 20, 2020
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 13, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today we share a service with you that has been prepared by the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.  Bishop Laurie Skow-Anderson shares a sermon based on Mark 14:1-9 and Mission Developer of Neighbor to Neighbor Ministry, Lidixe Montoya, shares a children's message.      Worship leaders: Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Staff Musicians are from around the Synod  In addition to this YouTube channel, our services are available on the Our Savior's Lutheran Church YouTube channel, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. You can find links on our website at oslme.com.   If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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September 13, 2020
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 6, 2020 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid’s Time story and a sermon on the our call to be honest, direct, and ready with grace. These are the gifts we bring to bless and strengthen the communities of which we are part. The sermon is inspired by the gospel reading from Matthew 18:15-20. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musicians: Michaela Gifford (organist) and Dean Langby (guest musician)  Videographer: Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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September 6, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - August 30, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Sarah shares a children's message enttitled, "Peter: Rock and Block" and a sermon based on the gospel reading from Matthew 16:21-28.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musician:  Michaela Gifford  Videography:  Eleanor Wigdahl   In addition to this YouTube channel, our services are available on the Our Savior's Lutheran Church Podcasts, Menomonie, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. You can find links on our website at oslme.com.   If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
59:35
August 30, 2020
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - August 22, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid’s Time story and a sermon entitled "A Chip Off the Old Block." The sermon is inspired by the gospel reading from Matthew 16:13-20. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musician:  Michaela Gifford Videography:  Nathan Miller and Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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August 23, 2020
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.  Today's service focuses on healing.   Pastor Sarah shares a message based on the Psalm 13.   We welcome parish nurse Amy Whelan as our reader; cellist, Erin Hall Rhoades, who shares special music;  and parish nurse Becky Kneer who joins Pastor Sarah for  children's message.   Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl  and Pastor Sarah Miller; Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (keyboardist) and Erin Hall Rhoades (guest musician); Videographer:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:02:38
August 16, 2020
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - August 9, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Today we welcome Pastor Don Wisner as our preacher and Dale Freberg as our guest musician. Worship leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (pianist) and Dale Freberg (guest musician) Videographer:  Lydia Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:47
August 9, 2020
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - August 2, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid’s Time story and a sermon on the our call to step out of line, like Jesus, when our culture leans toward injustice. We are welcomed into God’s household with radical hospitality, and we are called to welcome others into the body of Christ with radical love and inclusion, too. The sermon is inspired by the gospel reading from Matthew 14:13-21. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) and Merlyn Aude (guest musician) Creative Readers: Confirmation Small Group “Micah” Videography:  Nathan Miller, Matthew Wigdahl, and Eleanor Wigdahl In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:03:58
August 2, 2020
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - July 26, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI
Welcome to worship on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Today we welcome Ted Bensen as our assisting minister.  Pastor Sarah shares a children's message and sermon based on Solomon's prayer for wisdom found in  the Old Testament reading from 1 King 3:5-12.      Worship leaders: Pastor Sarah Miller and Ted Bensen; Musicians:  Michaela Gifford; Videography:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:04:17
July 26, 2020
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - July 19, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Today we welcome Dale Freberg as our guest preacher and Barb Lindberg, who shares special music with us.   Worship leaders: Pastor Sarah Miller and Dale Freberg; Musicians:  Michaela Gifford  and Barb Lindberg; Videography:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:05:29
July 19, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - July 12, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Today we have the privilege of welcoming Pastor Don Wisner as our preacher. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Musician:  Michaela Gifford  Videography:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:01:29
July 12, 2020
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - July 5, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Today's worship focuses our attention on the gift of baptism.  Pastor Sarah shares both a special children's message and a sermon based on the gospel reading from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 and on Psalm 23.  In the waters of baptism we find both Jesus' promised rest that revives our spirits and a call to be a part of his  on-going work in the world.        Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) ; Videography:  Nathan and Lydia Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:44
July 5, 2020
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - June 28, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid's Time story and a sermon on the our call to welcome others and practice radical hospitality which values the other as a mutual partner and teacher. Jesus sends us out to be servants who share our unique gifts in and for the world - all the while being transformed by those we serve and those who serve us. The sermon is inspired by the gospel reading from Matthew 10:40-42. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) and Jean Enyeart (guest musician) Readers: Megan Bayrd, Paul, Maddie, and Lilly Horvath Videography:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:36
June 28, 2020
Third Sunday after Pentecost - June 21, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Third Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Sarah shares a sermon based on Jeremiah 20:7-13 and Matthew  10: 24-39.    She invites us to reflect on how God's Word challenges us to see and hear the truth about our  world and about ourselves.   This morning we welcome Loren Barker who shares special music with us during the prelude and at communion.     Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller     Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) and Loren Barker (trumpeter)   Videography:  Nathan Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
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June 21, 2020
Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 14, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship on the Second Sunday after Pentecost. Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid's Time story and a sermon on the our call of discipleship to leave a positive mark in our world. The sermon is inspired by the gospel reading from Matthew 9:35-10:8.  Pastor Heather includes an invitation to deeper listening and learning around issues of race and injustice, with this recommended resource guide to for anti-racism:    https://tinyurl.com/antiracistresourceguide We welcome Lydia Miller, who joins Michaela Gifford, Pastor Heather, and Pastor Sarah in sharing special music, and we welcome the Palmer family as our scripture readers.    Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller     Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist) and Lydia Miller  Videography:  Nathan Miller   In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:05:51
June 14, 2020
Holy Trinity Sunday - June 7, 2020
Welcome to worship at Our Savior's Lutheran  Church in Menomonie, WI.  This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday.   Today we hear a sermon from the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton.  In her sermon, Bishop Eaton responds to the pandemic and to the ongoing tensions of racial injustice in light of who God is as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We also welcome organist Mark Pruett who joins Michaela Gifford to offer special music throughout our worship service.    Worship Leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musicians: Michaela Gifford and Mark Pruett In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:01:38
June 7, 2020
Pentecost Sunday - May 31, 2020 - Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Welcome to worship as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday! Today Pastor Heather shares both a special Kid's Time story and a sermon on the Holy Spirit, breathing in us and through us, just as the Spirit breathed on that first Pentecost. The Holy Spirit moves and breathes, and God advocates for all that God loves through the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst.   We welcome Nathan Miller and Soren Miller, who join Michaela Gifford in leading us in worship through music. Nathan Miller offers special music as we celebration Holy Communion. We also welcome Barbara and Arvin Solsaa who share our first reading from the book of Acts for this Pentecost Sunday. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller      Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist), Nathan Miller, and Soren Miller In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:04:52
May 31, 2020
Ascension of our Lord - May 24, 2020
Welcome to worship at Our Savior's Lutheran  Church in Menomonie, WI.  This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord.  Pastor Sarah preaches on the story recorded in Luke 24:44-53 and its continuation in Acts 1:1-11.   Although Jesus returns now to the Father, his work and ministry will continue.  The disciples, called to carry on this work and be public witnesses to Jesus, spend their days in prayer as they await the promised Holy Spirit.        Worship Leader: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:21
May 24, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 17, 2020
Welcome to worship on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Today we hear a children's sermon from Pastor Heather and a sermon by Pastor Heather on John 14:15-27, a continuation of last week's gospel and message. We also welcome Loren Gifford and Dale Freberg, who join Michaela Gifford in offering special music.   The Holy Spirit moves and breathes in us that through us, and God advocates for all that God loves through the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller     Musicians:  Michaela Gifford (organist), Loren Gifford, and Dale Freberg  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:02:31
May 17, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 10, 2020
Welcome to worship on the Fifth Sunday of Easter.  Today we hear a children's sermon by Pastor Heather, special music created virtually by the OSL Youth Choir, and a sermon by Pastor Heather on John 14:1-14. Today we are reminded that Jesus is our way and our truth and our life. As disciples we are called to follow his way of living in and for the world. We bear God's love in and for the world as the body of Christ - we are the hands and feet and heart of Christ! Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musician: Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:02:37
May 10, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 3, 2020
Welcome to worship on the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Today we welcome Merlyn Aude who shares special music with us at the prelude on, during communion, and at the postlude.   The first reading comes from the 2nd chapter of Acts and the  gospel from the 10th chapter of  John. The sermon today is based on the first reading where we hear about the experiences of the early church.  Pastor Sarah reflects on how the Spirit, active at the start of the church, remains the active force in the church today, holding us together and nurturing our hope and faith in Jesus Christ.   Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller Musicians: Merlyn Aude and Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:00:08
May 3, 2020
Third Sunday of Easter - Lutheran Campus Ministry Sunday - April 26, 2020
Welcome to worship on the Third Sunday of Easter. We welcome Katie Wagner, Director of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Stout as our preacher, and Andrew Mercil as our guest musician.  Our gospel is from the 24th chapter of Luke. The sermon today reflects on the powerful story of Jesus walking alongside his disciples on the road to Emmaus. Christ is present with us, when we aware of that presence, and when we are not. God in Christ walks alongside us, in every challenge, loss, and heartache, growing hope in us and through us. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Katie Wagner    Musicians: Andrew Mercil and Michaela Gifford In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
01:02:10
April 26, 2020
Second Sunday of Easter Worship - April 19
CHRIST IS RISEN! Welcome to worship on this Second Sunday of Easter. Our gospel is from the 20th chapter of John. In today's sermon, Pastor Sarah reflects on Jesus' visit to the disciples on Easter evening.  Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Organist: Michaela Gifford  In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
59:33
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday Worship, 2020
CHRIST IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA! Welcome to Easter Worship! Today we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.  In today's sermon, Pastor Heather shares a reflection on the promises of God, who is always bringing new life out of death. God is always at work planting hope and growing love in us. Worship leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller  Organist: Michaela Gifford In the interests of social distancing, the brass section was drawn from Pastor Miller’s family: Nathan Miller, Soren Miller, and Henry Miller We would like to thank everyone who sent in an Easter proclamation! In addition to this podcast, our services are available on our OSL YouTube channel, on our OSL website, and are broadcast every Sunday at 10:40 AM on the radio at AM 880. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.
58:46
April 12, 2020
Good Friday Worship, 2020
Welcome to Good Friday worship. Today we gather around the cross to pray and to remember Christ’s death.   In today's sermon, Pastor Sarah Miller reflects on Jesus’ last words, “It is finished.”      Worship Leaders:  Pastor Heather Wigdahl and Pastor Sarah Miller   Organist: Michaela Gifford Easter service will also be available on this podcast, and on our OSL YouTube Channel. Links can be found on our website at oslme.com. In addition, our services are broadcast on the radio every Sunday on AM 880 at 10:40 AM.    If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.   
49:25
April 10, 2020
Maundy Thursday Worship 2020
Welcome to Maundy Thursday worship.  In today's sermon, Pastor Heather Wigdahl discusses the meaning of Maundy Thursday as we all gather at the large table prepared for us by Christ.     Worship Leaders: Pastor Heather Wigdahl, Pastor Sarah Miller Vocalist: Ted Bensen  Organist: Michaela Gifford Good Friday and Easter Sunday worship will also be available on this podcast and on the OSL YouTube channel. If you wish to support our ongoing ministries please visit http://oslme.com/give-online/.  
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April 10, 2020
April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday
We gather for worship today in our homes, connected together as the body of Christ and by the Holy Spirit. In preparation for worship, you are invited to light a candle and gather bread and wine or juice to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion wherever you are. You are also invited to download and print a palm frond from our website to wave as you participate in Palm Sunday worship today.  Go to www.oslme.com for many additional resources for worship, devotional time, support, volunteer opportunities, and ways to share your offering through online giving.
54:30
April 5, 2020
Sermon on the 5th Sunday in Lent - John 11:1-46
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl based on the gospel text for the day: John 11:1-46. The gospel reading tells the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus' death and resurrection foreshadow Jesus' soon to come death and resurrection. Where the world places a period, God creates a comma. God brings new life even out of death. God in Christ calls us forth from the tomb, and just as Lazarus' friends and family help to unbind him from his grave clothes, so too are we called to help unbind one another from whatever bondage in we find ourselves stuck: be it fear, isolation, turmoil, worry or shame. God calls us to be unbinders in and for our world.
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March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020 Worship - The Fifth Sunday in Lent
We gather for worship today in our homes, connected together as the body of Christ and by the Holy Spirit. As you enter worship, you are invited to light a candle and gather bread and wine or juice to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion wherever you are.  Today, Pastor Heather shares the gospel story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, from the gospel of John. Lazarus' death and resurrection foreshadow Jesus' soon to come death and resurrection. Where the world places a period, God creates a comma. God brings new life even out of death. God in Christ calls us forth from the tomb, and just as Lazarus' friends and family help to unbind him from his grave clothes, so too are we called to help unbind one another from whatever bondage in we find ourselves stuck: be it fear, isolation, turmoil, worry or shame. God calls us to be unbinders in and for our world. 
56:09
March 29, 2020
March 22, 2020 Worship - The Fourth Sunday in Lent
We gather for worship today in our homes, connected together as the body of Christ and by the Holy Spirit. As you enter into worship, you are invited to light a candle, and gather bread and wine or juice to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion wherever you are. 
48:31
March 22, 2020
Sermon on the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany - Matthew 5:21-37
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl based on the gospel text for the day: Matthew 5:21-37. The gospel reading continues for the third segment of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which began 2 weeks ago. In this middle section of Jesus’ sermon, he is addressing particular injustices in the culture of the day, drawing attention to the purpose of the Law, given as gift and guide to God’s people for the sake of good relationships, healthy and safe communities, and justice and care for all, especially the most vulnerable. Jesus seems to emphasize that God doesn’t care that we keep the Law for the Law’s sake, rather God cares that we strive to live under God’s law and commandments for OUR sake, and especially for the sake of our neighbor.
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February 16, 2020
Sermon of the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany - Matthew 5:1-12
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl, based on the gospel text from Matthew 5:1-12. This gospel reading includes the beginning of Jesus’ sermon of the Mount. Jesus begins his long sermon (which will cover many different aspects of life and faith) with statements of blessing, often referred to as the Beatitudes. These statements of blessing confer God’s favor on those not typically viewed as “blessed” in the world, and yet Jesus speaks a word of blessing on them. God is present and linked to all who suffer and struggle (including us!) just as we are linked to God in the ways we bear hope and healing in our world where there is suffering and struggle. Jesus describes the Kingdom of God, where the poor, left out, and struggling folks are included and cared for. Jesus describes the Kingdom of God, where disciples bear hope, healing, mercy and justice. As members of God’s Kingdom, we are linked to God’s work in the world!
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February 2, 2020
Sermon on the Baptism of our Lord - Matthew 3:13-17
In our gospel for this day, we hear Matthew's account of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. John protests in baptizing Jesus, saying that Jesus should be baptizing HIM, and not the other way around! But Jesus answers John's resistance with a reminder that no one baptizes themselves, including Jesus. We are all baptized into something bigger than us - into the body of Christ, into communion with God and one another, and into a life of discipleship - all of this surrounded by the uncompromising promise of God's love, regardless of what we will do or fail to do.  Even Jesus was baptized - and just as Jesus was proclaimed beloved by God, so too, are we. Thanks be to God!
09:05
January 27, 2020
Sermon on the Fourth Sunday of Advent - Matthew 1:18-25
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl, reflecting on the gospel text from Matthew 1:18-25. The Season of Advent (Advent, which means arrival) calls us to watch and wait for the coming of the Lord in all the ways that God shows up in our lives and in our faith.  In our gospel for this day, we hear Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus. Both Mary and Joseph leaned in to God's promises and calling, and they helped bear Jesus: the love of God in and for our world. We are called too, to lean in to God's promises and callings; to lean in to who God has created us to be; to lean in to our own uniqueness and to use our gifts to bear love in our world.
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December 22, 2019
Sermon on the Third Sunday of Advent - Matthew 11:2-11
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl, reflecting on the gospel text from Matthew 11:2-11. The Season of Advent (Advent, which means arrival) calls us to watch and wait for the coming of the Lord in all the ways that God shows up in our lives and in our faith. In our gospel for this day, John the Baptist, from prison, expressed uncertainty about Jesus as Messiah, and Jesus responds with encouragement and patient love. God in Christ enters into our doubt, pain, and suffering. The light of Christ shines into our deepest need with hope and promise.
07:25
December 15, 2019
Session 6 - The Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
An 8 session series that traces the Christian Church in critical moments of development from its beginnings in the Acts of the Apostles to today. Moving from illegal status to state church to constitutional protection, the church has been in constant change. This series is taught by Rev. Don Wisner, retired Lutheran Pastor and former Lutheran Seminary professor. Wisner is also co-founder for the Northwest Synod Lay School of Theology, and currently serves as Pastor Emeritus at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI.
01:04:33
December 11, 2019
Sermon on the First Sunday of Advent - Matthew 24:36-44
A sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl, reflecting on the gospel text from Matthew 24:36-44 and a reading from Isaiah 2:1-5. The Season of Advent (Advent, which means arrival) calls us to watch and wait for the coming of the Lord in all the ways that God shows up in our lives and in our faith. The gospel is apocalyptic in style and leads us to consider the ways in which Christ comes among us outside of our expectation and in ways that often surprise us. The good news for us is that God has been, is, and will be present with us, for us, and through us. 
12:33
December 1, 2019
Session 5 - The Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
An 8 session series that traces the Christian Church in critical moments of development from its beginnings in the Acts of the Apostles to today. Moving from illegal status to state church to constitutional protection, the church has been in constant change. This series is taught by Rev. Don Wisner, retired Lutheran Pastor and former Lutheran Seminary professor. Wisner is also co-founder for the Northwest Synod Lay School of Theology, and currently serves as Pastor Emeritus at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI.
01:02:24
November 23, 2019
Session 4 PARTIAL RECORDING - The Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
Only a small portion if this session was recorded due to equipment malfunction.  The content of session 4 primarily included review from the previous weeks. Stay tuned for session 5!
06:13
November 15, 2019
Session 3: - The Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
An 8 session series that traces the Christian Church in critical moments of development from its beginnings in the Acts of the Apostles to today. Moving from illegal status to state church to constitutional protection, the church has been in constant change.   This series is taught by Rev. Don Wisner, retired Lutheran Pastor and former Lutheran Seminary professor. Wisner is also co-founder for the Northwest Synod Lay School of Theology, and currently serves as Pastor Emeritus at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI.
01:11:39
November 8, 2019
Session 2 - The Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
An 8 session series that traces the Christian Church in critical moments of development from its beginnings in the Acts of the Apostles to today. Moving from illegal status to state church to constitutional protection, the church has been in constant change. This series is taught by Rev. Don Wisner, retired Lutheran Pastor and former Lutheran Seminary professor. Wisner is also co-founder for the Northwest Synod Lay School of Theology, and currently serves as Pastor Emeritus at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI.
01:10:39
October 30, 2019
"Seeing God in Us and in Our Neighbor" Reformation Sermon, Pastor Heather Wigdahl
Sermon by Pastor Heather Wigdahl on Reformation Sunday, 2019. Using the appointed text for Ordinary Time, Luke 18:9-14. 
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October 27, 2019
Session 1 - Introduction to the Changing Church: Reform and Restoration
An 8 session series that traces the Christian Church in critical moments of development from its beginnings in the Acts of the Apostles to today. Moving from illegal status to state church to constitutional protection, the church has been in constant change. This series is taught by Rev. Don Wisner, retired Lutheran Pastor and former Lutheran Seminary professor. Wisner is also co-founder for the Northwest Synod Lay School of Theology, and currently serves as Pastor Emeritus at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI.
01:13:02
October 27, 2019