All phone messages left at the church will be picked up on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the 9am to 3pm business hours. If you need immediate pastoral care, please call one of the pastors. To contact Joanne send an email to office@rochesteroslc.org. Emails are checked daily Monday-Friday. Thank you.

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“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, to the glory of God.”  Romans 15:7

We welcome new visitors and old friends, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith. To those who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, do not believe, you are welcome here. Regardless of age, color, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, abilities or challenges, join us, you are welcome here. You are welcome to worship, to celebrate and sorrow, to rejoice and recover. This is a place where lives are made new. 

We are having in-person worship at
9:00am or 10:30am (GIFT worship)
 
or
Join us for virtual worship at 9am on Sunday mornings.
Click the FB Link below or find us on YouTube.
Search: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN.
 
For your convenience and easy use, click HERE for a direct link to the Facebook Videos
Don’t have Facebook, click HERE to watch on YouTube.
 
An Update from the COVID Taskforce
 
Phase III.5 (changes or things to note are in red)
 – This Starts Sept. 12th.
The church building is accessible. Office hours during this phase; Tuesday-Thursday 9-3pm. Pastors Ben and Nikki will post their office hours as well shortly.
  • All guests must wear Masks be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
o  Regular small groups of people may meet.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Masks must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Participants shall follow all other posted guidelines and cleaning requirements (cleaning supplies will be provided). 
  • Each person must apply hand sanitizer upon entering.
  •  Wipe down all surfaces before and after use.
  • Bathrooms are available.
  • Playing wind instruments is permitted if a proper mask for the instrument is obtained and used properly.
 
o  Music Lessons (Keyboard and string)
  • The lesson space is the choir room.
  • Parents may be in the lesson space or shall wait outside the building.
  • All must maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet, as much as possible. 
  • All guests must wear Masks properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Follow all other posted guidelines and cleaning requirements (cleaning supplies will be provided). 
  • Each person must apply hand sanitizer upon entering the lesson space.
  • Wipe down all surfaces before and after use.
  • Use the plastic chairs provided, if chairs are needed.
  • Lessons must be spaced 30 minutes apart, unless the students are from the same household.
  • Other external Groups may once again use OSLC indoors.
  • We ask that all wear masks while inside properly covering their nose and mouth.
  • We ask that they follow our safety and cleaning protocol.
  • applying hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting.
  • Clean surfaces with provided cleaning supplies before and after use.
  • Use limited rooms/space. You may utilize up to two rooms and bathrooms. Please let us know what room(s) you will be using.* If you serve food you may use the kitchen as well if you clean properly and let us know. You may not entertain with food/beverages for more than 50 people indoors (at this time).*
  • If groups carry their own liability insurance (& OSLC has an up-to-date copy on hand and properly posted:
  • Groups must post their insurance liability at the entrance of the event and at the food serving area. The insurance must also clearly state who to call if a problem occurs. In advertising for an event, you must also state your liability. This will inform all that you are using the facility on your own and not part of OSLC.
  • If above is done, groups may use more rooms if they; wipe down all surfaces (light* witches, tabletops, plastic seating, door handles etc.), vacuum all areas used (including hallways), thoroughly clean all used items in the kitchen and floor if used, and clean bathrooms.
  • Groups may also utilize fellowship hall for food usage for more than 50, if prior authorization is given and cleaning procedures are followed, and if asked you state you have your own liability insurance.
  • Groups must avoid Saturdays, Sunday’s and Mondays and always leave a day between any church event., 
 
o  Outdoor gatherings
  • Outdoor gatherings and meetings are permitted
  
· Worship:
We will once again worship indoors.
  • Masks are required for all. When masks are worn, they shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times (unless eating and drinking for Communion).
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet between households.* Congregational speaking, praying, and singing is permitted, as long as proper mask usage is adhered to and physical distancing is maintained.
  • Proper cleaning requirements, such as wiping down all surfaces before and after use, will established.
 
· Food and Beverages: 
Coffee and fellowship after service may take place. We encourage you to maintain proper distance and properly clean before and after.  
Rally Sunday/groups that will entertain larger than 50 people must be outside .
Do note this may change on a day’s notice; depending on our case numbers and vaccination status.
 
 
All policies will be reviewed by the Taskforce in light of new developments.
It continues to meet regularly.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MEMBERSHIP AT OSLC? If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk with Pastor Ben or Pastor Nikki. New member forms are available in the Narthex or on the church office desk or click the link to open a printable form. Membership Information Sheet

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