Dear Saints of Our Redeemer, 
Do you like to read? What is your favorite part? Is it falling in love with the main character of the story? Is it allowing yourself to get lost in the fictional or non-fictional land of the story? Is it feeling a connection to the characters that you feel like your know them? Or is it that feeling where you get so drawn into the story that you begin to talk like the book you are reading? I notice that happens to me. Not only do I get drawn in but I begin talking like the author in which I am reading.  Depending on what you are reading is not a bad thing, however, it can be. Especially if you are not cautious about the effects  of what you are reading. Dr. Dale Meyer the president of Concordia Seminary told each graduate in the Spring of 2016, that if the Word of God was not on your heart it would never come out of your mouth.  His words echo what the psalmist writes in Psalm 1 verse 2, “But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”(NIV translation) That word of God is staying on your lips nightly and daily. This became important in the life of the Christian as James cautions us in chapter 3 verses 9 and 10, “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth came praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” (NIV translation) With those words from James, you need to take caution as James warns. That if you find yourselves speaking curses constantly toward your neighbor then it is time to check what you keep putting on your lips. While becoming more cautious in understanding the effects of what you put on your heart and minds. Paul gives the same warning in Ephesians 5 but states it in a different way, “Speak to another in Psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.”(verse 19 NIV translation) Are you speaking in way in which God has taught us to speak to one another? In the service of Christ, 
Pastor Eric 

Want to become a New Member? We want you!!!! 

Anyone interested in becoming a new member or taking new member classes are invited to visit/call Pastor Obermann

Church 605-673-4361

Cell: 309-635-5987







  Holy Communion


 Every fifth Sunday

Since we participate in the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion you should consider these questions and be able to give affirmative answers to each before you come forward

1) Are you a baptized believer in Jesus? (Acts 2:38,39)

2) Do you understand you are a sinner and in need of God's forgiveness? (Romans 7:24, 25a)

3) Do you desire His forgivenss and intend to amend your life by the power of His Holy Spirit? (Romans 6:1-4)

4) Do you believe that the Body and Blood of Jesus are present with the bread and the wine for the forgiveness of your sins? (1 Corinthians 10:16) 







Please call the Church and let us know so Pastor Eric can visit and have prayer with you








If you have an announcement you would like printed, please let Pastor Eric know or email to Karla E. at the church This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., she will give Pastor the message/ 






If you need to have a Prayer Request or would like to join our Prayer Chain

Please contact Pastor Obermann

Church 605-673-4361

Cell 309-635-5987

If you cannot reach Pastor Eric please contact an Elder:

Cary Voss 307-746-4060
Kim Horkey 605-209-7550
Greg Westerfield 673-5568
 Jim Kor 673-3130.



There is a children's nursery downstairs in the Youth Room. The service may be watched on the television located in the room. Please let an usher know if you need assistance. 







 Church Library 

We have a wonderful Church Library
If you would like to donate books or check them out to readSee Caroline Medina.



From the Stewardship Committee 
The Widow and her mite (Luke 21: 1-4) is a story we all know well. The punchline is “She … put in all she had to live on.” She gave everything. She held nothing back. She trusted that the Lord who gave her everything she had, who called her by the Gospel and enlightened her with His gifts of Word and Sacrament, would continue to do this. He would provide her with all that she needed for this body and life because that is the character of the God she had. Her gift, though it appeared small, was  actually large, it was all she had! When we are tempted to give small gifts it is precisely because we want them to be small! Are we giving small gifts because we doubt that God will really give us what we need and desire? Are we giving small gifts because we are not content with what God has already given?  How do I decide what to give? Let the  Scriptures be your guide! Luther once said, “Possessions belong in your hands, not in your heart” (LW 14:240). There is a reason your 10 fingers spread apart. With your hands you catch God’s gifts for what you need and let the rest fall through your fingers to your neighbors – your family, your friends, your community, your church.   
    Thank you for your thoughtful giving! 

Our Church - Our Family We need your help, we need the following:

Cup of Friendship…
Sunday School…
Youth Food Tent…
Running the Screen…
Putting the services on the Screen…
Bus drivers….
What can you do ???


LWML schedule for August:
 No Craft/coffee fellowship for the summer.  We will discuss the plans for the fall.  Let us know your thoughts.
 Mites can still be dropped off in the box in the Narthex. 

September 5th - CSC begins 
September 9th - Sunday School starts. 



 Women’s Illuminating Study Group  
 There will be no August meetings for the Women's Illuminating Study Group. We will start again with "The Sacraments" on the first Friday in September.  
 If you are interested in joining us call Cynthia Ramold 650-673-2450 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Thank you! Cynthia 



Emergency meeting August 27th at 2:30 pm at ORLC large classroom

This meeting is to hold special elections for 2018-2019 officers and to discuss plans for September

Cynthia Ramold 650-673-2450 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Volunteers Needed:

We could use a few more bus drivers!!! 
 Please talk to Jody Horkey if you can help. 


Note for our Youth: 
The Youth Lunch Stand will be open during the rally from Saturday, August 4 to Wednesday, August 8. 
Please consider volunteering some time to help out. The sign up sheets are on a table in the church basement next to where we serve food for Cup of Friendship. 
Volunteers receive a free lunch for working a full shift and have a good time! 
ORLC Elders meeting - August 12th, 12:00 noon

ORLC Church Council meeting - August 19th, 12:00 noon 


Here is the information about the State Fair  
We need volunteers from all the Black Hills Zone to man the Puppet Palace on Saturday, Sept. 1.  Here’s a link to the Fair’s webpage: http:// . If anyone is interested, please give me their name so I can follow up with them.
They DO NOT need to do any of the actual shows: they are just hosting the stand. 
Cynthia Ramold email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Cup of Friendship

Looking for voluteers to help provide food after service each weekd. Please sign up on the bulletin board near the stairs if you are interested. 
Men's Coffee Hour

Wednesday Mornings at 7 am 

"Bluebell Lodge"
Join us for 10 min or an hour you are all welcome to join us. 
Please contace Pastor Obermann to find out where to meet.

Happy Birthday to our "Members" 


2nd - Eric Obermann
6th - Logan Olson 
Stephanie Raduenz

8th - Mike Carr

11th - Rev. Bob Anderson
Linda Drafahl
Alfred Hanson 
Emily Obermann

12th - Arlene Kueck

13th - Rhonda Otiker
Heather Snyder

19th - Rolland Anfinson 

20th - Katherine Engle

25th - Blake Frybarger 

29th - Chuck Kaus
Karen Kieborz
Mary Richards


  Please contact Norma Horkey if you would like a name added to our birthday list. You can put your request in her mailbox in the Narthex. Thanks!!!


Serving Our Redeemer In August


5th  - Alfred & Isabel

12th - Rich & Karla

19th - Jim & Elma

26th - Mike L. 






5th - Laurel & Jody

12th - Chuck & Kim 

19th - Karla & Tim

26th - Ken & Ro


5th - Pastor & Emily


5th - Terri

12th - Elma

19th - Cynthia

26th - Frank & Helen

Meals on Wheels:  

2nd - Karen & Robin

9th - Mike Carr

16th -  Ken & Sue

23rd -  Ken Barfoot

30th - Ervin & Gordon 

Bus Driver:

Ken Barfoot 

Elder of the Month: 

Cary Voss


Cary Voss

Kim Horkey

Greg Westerfield

Jim Kor


Reader of the Month: 

Cary Voss