Dear Fellow Saints in Christ, 

This is my favorite time of the year. That sentence may have surprised you. This is my favorite time of the year. I mean just look outside. The weather is struggling to decide what it is going to do next. Rain? Hot? Cold? Snow? Windy? Calm? Foggy? Each day is a new adventure. This is my favorite time of the year. I mean just look outside. The colors! The yellows, oranges, browns, and greens. Ok maybe we do not see all of the colors, but the colors we do see are amazing. This is my favorite time of the year. I mean just look out side. Or take a stroll through the grass. Take a listen. Do you hear the crunch? 
This is my favorite time of the year. Except, should it? I mean just look outside. Leaves cover the grass. Speaking of the grass it is beginning to turn a yellowish brown color. The once vibrant gardens full of fruit and veggies are dying or dead. The flowers that stood tall during the heat of the summer are beginning to wilt away as the temperatures begin to drop. The sun that would shine bright through the evening is fading away. Instead of the days being full of light, the days are becoming darker and darker. The creation that was once full of life. Quickly fades away. Or so it seems. 
This is my favorite time of the year. As one season ends. Another one quickly begins again. The ground begins to rest from it’s work. Yet, knowing that it’s work is never ending. It is just beginning again. 
This is my favorite time of the year. For it reminds me of my baptism. How the Holy Spirit does not stop resting from his work. In baptism, God “who in his own mercy saved us by the washing of the regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit whom he has poured out on us.” (Titus 3:5) This work that the Holy Spirit began was producing faith in your life. This was not a one time act thought. In fact, that the Holy Spirit keep us in our baptism on a daily basis. Where he renews us daily by keeping us reminded of the promises that were won for you by Jesus Christ. 
The Holy Spirit will keep on renewing your hearts and mind, day by day, hour by hour. That you will keep hearing the good and joyous news of Jesus Christ and keeping us united in Christ till the day of our everlasting life

In 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








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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.



 Thanksgiving Day worship at ORLC 

Thursday, November 22nd 

9 am


Thanksgiving Blessing

Our Father in Heaven,

We give thanks for the pleasure

Of gathering together for this occasion. We give thanks for this food Prepared by loving hands. We give thanks for life, The freedom to enjoy it all And all other blessings.

As we partake of this food, We pray for health and strength

To carry on and try to live as You would have us. This we ask in the name of Christ, Our Heavenly Father.

Harry Jewell




Needed Kitchen Containers


The drawer of clean, small containers for food leftovers is getting low. Please save your coolwhip, butter, cottage cheese and other small containers and bring to the kitchen. Put them on the counter by the sink and the ladies will sort them 


Christmas Shoebox for Samaritan's Purse


Please pick up a box or two to fill for Samaritan's Purse.
This year shipping is $9 a box. Please return filled boxes by Sunday, November 18th.
 Cup of Fellowship
The kitchen committee requests all church committees or activity groups to participate in the Cup of Fellowship on Sundays by hosting a Sunday at least every six weeks. Not all members of a committee need to participate for every hosting event the group signs up to host. Two to Three persons from each committee can host so that not everyone need host every assigned event. PLEASE consider your group for hosting and sign up on sheet on the bulletin board.

Save the Date


Quarterly Voters meeting Sunday,

December 2nd
Please let Randy know if you have an item for the agenda.
 Women’s Illuminating Study  
The Women’s Illuminating Study Group meets each Friday this month  at 9:00 a.m.  
Any one interested in participating can contact Cynthia Ramold at  (605) 673-2450. 
Thank you!
Men's Coffee Hour

Wednesday Mornings at 7 am 

"Our Place"
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" 



6th - Michele Studt
Robert Studt
9th - Richard Efrid
Laci Bergeron

14th - Miriam Gajdan

16th - Candace Snyder

18th - Clifford Brown
Cynthia Ramold

19th - Ella Goldammer
Richard Keuck

26th - Shaylee Gramkow
Joann Roetzel

28th - Linda Holmes

30th - Sonja Olson


Serving Our Redeemer In November



4th -  Chuck & Kim

11th - Karla & Tim

18th - Ken & Ro

22nd - Laurel & Jim

25th - Chuck & Kim 



7th -  Dorcus Society 


Meals on Wheels:  

4th -  Karen & Robin

11th - Mike Carr

18th - Ervin & Gordon

No meals on Thanksgiving

29th - Ervin & Gordon

Bus Driver:

Elder of the Month: 

Cary Voss


Cary Voss

Kim Horkey

Greg Westerfield

Jim Kor


Reader of the Month: 

Cary Voss