Our Saviour’s Adult Education classes now come in different shapes and sizes!
You can be fed during our one-hour “Main Course” classes - offered during several Sunday worship services or during the week. You can also taste test a “Small Bites” class - offered in between Sunday worship services from 10:10 to 10:55 am.
Main Course classes are a series of classes focused on one topic.
Small Bites classes are single classes – an interesting topic to learn about during one 45-minute session. There is no need to register for Small Bites classes, just show up!
Note: Sunday School for kids will also be offered during the 10:10 to 10:55 am time-slot, so consider taking your kids or grandkids to Sunday School and then enjoy a “Small Bites” class of your own!
To complete the online registration for any of the current Adult Education classes, click here
To view the Fall 2018 Adult Education class description booklet, click here
To view a history of all of the Adult Education classes that have been offered at Our Saviour's from Fall 2009 to Summer 2017, click here
Harper Lifelong Learning Institute
Harper Lifelong Learning Institure at Our Saviour's is one of the satellite locations for the 100+ classes offered through Harper’s Lifelong Learning Institute. Topics cover a vibrant range of educational experiences where a member can explore politics, humanities, current events, or history—with qualified instructors—with no exams! Most classes are completed in one or two sessions. Membership in the Institute is $35 per year, which reduces your fee for any classes for which you register. Anyone over 50 is welcome to join!
"With a long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."
Click here for the Adult Ministry pages from the June / July Parish Memo.
Click here for the Adult Ministry pages from the September Parish Memo.
Adult Ministries (for women and men)
New Age Connection
New Age Connection is a group for all adults who are approaching or in the midst of a new age of life (whether it be the 2nd or 3rd phase) and are looking forward to what’s to come! Join us for off-site activities such as: theater outings, wine tastings, outdoor concerts, sporting events and more, and for on-site activities and events including: Soup Surprise and White Elephant Bingo; Summer Picnic;, Matinee movies with discussion; Luncheons with guest entertainers, and more! Information on upcoming events can be found by clicking the Current Adult Ministry News links (shown above), or on the Adult Ministry board located outside of the Fellowship Hall.
Let's Go to the Movies!
Every 4th Tuesday of the month, a group meets at the Century 16 Deer Park Theater at 21600 W. Field Parkway in Deer Park to see a movie for only $5.25 (pay at the theater). On the Thursday prior, the movie title and time are posted on the Adult Ministry board located outside of the Fellowship Hall, or you can call the church office for the information.
Do you like to crafts? Do you like being creative? Do you like snacks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this group is for you! We currently meet once per season in the evening to do a craft together. Some past crafts we have done are: origami crosses, Christmas wreaths, fairy lanterns and paintings for Fall and Spring. All the crafts we do can be done by anyone! All levels are welcome!
Lunch, Laughs, and Service
This fun group meets about every other month to share lunch, laughs and their time and talents to live beyond our walls by doing different types of service projects that help others in our community and all over the world. Some examples of past service projects include: handmade cards for our Military ministry to take to patients at Hines Veterans Hospital, no sew blankets for LSSI’s Foster Care program, tying quilts and packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief and ripping and rolling bandages for Global Health Ministries.
Sit and Be Fit
Pastoral Care Ministry
Women's Circle Meetings gather monthly and include Bible study, service opportunities, prayer, fellowship, advocacy, and spiritual growth. New members are always welcome! On-site child care in the church nursery is available only during Tuesday Morning Circle. All Circles meet at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Click here to view a detailed explantion of the purpose and activities of Our Saviour's various W/ELCA Circles.
- Sunday Morning Circle, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
- Monday Afternoon Circle, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- Tuesday Morning Circle, 9:15 - 11:30 am
- Tuesday Evening Circle, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Thursday Morning Circle, 9:30 - 11:30 am
- Thursday Evening Circle, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
All women of the congregation – and friends – are invited to three annual events: the Christmas Luncheon in December, the Retreat in February, and the Spring Dinner in May.
Annual OSLC Women's Retreat
In conjunction with Lutheran World Relief, this is a group of women who gather twice a month to design, create and assemble quilts made mostly from donated fabric from the congregation. The quilts distributed worldwide to those in greatest need.
In response to the great need worldwide, this group of women gathers monthly to assemble school kits, health kits, and prison kits for people in need throughout the world.
Women's Fellowship and Bible Study
A group of women meet the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30 pm for a book discussion. The books may, or may not, be spiritually-based, but they're all fascinating reads that are sure to invite thoughtful discussions.
This group of women meets the second Saturday of each month, September through May, from 9:15-10:30 am at OSLC. Women of all ages are invited to experience the benefits of a small group that uses selected books as a springboard to discussion and spiritual growth.
We meet at OSLC on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss certain books in the Bible to gain further insight and wisdom in a friendly group setting. All women are welcome. Bring your Bible and coffee mug!
Men's Bible Fellowship meets at Our Saviour's on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 am for a light breakfast and fellowship (September through May). Beginning on Saturday, September 16, 2017, each session will include a study of "Wild Man to Wise Man". Men often have few guides to lead them on their spiritual journey, but they still do long for guides and mentors. Please join in the discussion! For more information, contact Bruce Cruz at 847-255-3508.
Men's Bible Study
Beginning in September the Men's Bible Study meets at Our Saviour's the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 am (September through May). This year the video study will focus on "Reading Biblical Literature, Genesis to Revelation" by Prof. Craig R. Koester, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. The first meeting will be on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Prof. Koester is known for interweaving the study of biblical texts with their impact on art, literature, and music. All participants will get a chance to ponder, reflect, offer thoughts and questions, and learn together, thereby renewing our understanding and experience of Christian community within our wider world.
All men are welcome, first-timers or veteran. These occasions are an opportunity to make new friendships and renew old ones. For more information, please contact Dan Wertz at 847-398-7755.
The Bridge Group meets on a Friday night for a game of bridge and fellowship.