Dear Saints of Our Redeemer, 
Do you have a favorite book? Over the last few weeks, I feel like I have read Elliott the same three books over and over and over again. I ask him to go get a night-night book, and he will bring me one of three books either “Old MacDonald”, a book on parables,  or “Daniel Tiger’s Love Day.” While I don’t quite have them memorized, I know that I am not surprised at what happens in the book. I like to think that neither does Elliott and maybe that is why those three books are his favorite. He knows the story and message so well that he keeps wanting to hear it over and over. Do you have a favorite biblical book?  Recently, if you would have asked me I probably would have answered with one of the prophets, either a book like Zephaniah or maybe something from Moses like Exodus. However, in the last couple of weeks I have been studying the book of Ephesians. When I did, what I found was a gem of book.  I knew what kind of treasure was in Ephesians from looking through it previously but what I found was even more. In this letter, Paul was showing me the gracious promises that God has made to me. How before the world began, God had chosen you and I through Jesus. That is a major promise that God has made to you and I. Paul’s letter to Ephesians is a reminder how God has not only made that promise but how God has kept that promise. Not only that promise of choosing us in Christ but all of the other blessings that God has given to you. That he has handed down to you in your life. What is your favorite book? Come and join us in July and August as we dive head first into this fantastic letter that Saint Paul has written not just for the saints at the church of the Ephesians but also for us, the saints still here on Earth. 
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








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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.



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 ???


1. Dorcas will not be meeting this summer.  See you in September.

2. No Craft/coffee fellowship for the summer.  We will discuss the plans for the fall.  Let us know your thoughts.

3. Mites can still be dropped off in the box in the Narthex. 

 NOTE ABOUT CARDS:  There are beautiful Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Wedding and Anniversary cards available downstairs for 50 cents each.  All money from the sale of these cards are used for missions. 

 Dorcas Society



 Women’s Illuminating Study Group  
Women’s Illuminating Study Group  
“Women’s Illuminating Bible Study group will continue to meet through the summer with the exception of Friday August 3rd. Meetings are in the main classroom at ORLC on Fridays, at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining us call Cynthia Ramold 650-6732450 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Thank you!


Note for our Youth: 
We will have the Youth Lunch Stand again during the rally. Exact dates to be determined, but approximately Aug 3-9. Please consider what days you can volunteer to help. 
See Julie Janson or Juliann Gramkow with questions or to volunteer!!

Board of Education VBS

 Monday, July 30th
Wednesday, August 1st

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors.
Contact Liz, Norma or Emily for more info. 
 Click PDF below for registration form


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 

"Dakota Cowboy"
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" 


7th - Belva Bennett

8th - Brody Storm

11th - Trevor Frybarger

12th - Tradyn Gramkow
Rose Kor
Katie Vandervorste 

  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 July


1st - Rich & Karla

8th - Jim & Elma

15h - Mike Linde

22nd - Greg W.

29th - Chuck J. 






1st - Ken & Ro

8th - Laurel & Jody

15th - Chuck & Kim

22nd - Karla & Tim

29th - Ken & Ro


1st - Frank & Helen


1st - Elma

8th - Lucy

15th - Barb & Cary

22nd - Frank & Helen

Meals on Wheels:  

5th - Karen & Robin

12th - Mike Carr

19th -  Ken & Sue

26th -  Ken Barfoot

Bus Driver:

Caroline Medina

Elder of the Month: 

Kim Horkey


Cary Voss

Kim Horkey

Greg Westerfield

Jim Kor


Reader of the Month: 

Kim Horkey