Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Skogdalen Lutheran Church -ELCA 



On September 21-22, Sugar Creek experienced significant flooding throughout the camp. Damage occurred to the front pasture fence, the new road coming into the camp, numerous large round bales of hay, gravel and road work, destruction of the cement floor in the shop, and water damage to some of the camp residences across the road.

Additionally, there were numerous tree and log debris from the creek spread throughout the camp.

The damage estimate from this flooding is between $20,000 and $22,000 at this time.

This will include fencing, gravel, cement work, and water mitigation and equipment rentals (excavator, dozer work).

Our confirmation kids and adults spent time helping out at the camp as part of their servant project. 

We will be taking a special offering for Sugar Creek on Sunday, October 9th.  

You can also send donations directly to camp or volunteer to help with the recovery process.  If you can help, please call Don or Sheila at the camp phone number or send an email to don@sgrcreek.org.

Thank-You and God bless!

Devi Stoffregen is heading to India!                         

As many of you know, adoption is a big part of my life. My parents adopted my brother and me both at a young age. 

So many people asked if I remembered anything, or if I knew my biological parents. My response was always, " I don't remember" or "I don't know. “It was never something I was ashamed of, just had no interest to look for answers. It wasn't until recently I found out more of my story. It has always been my dream to visit India someday and see the culture.

Now I have that opportunity to go back. What better way to spend this adventure than volunteering at the orphanage I was from, Grace

Kennett Foundation! Grace Kennett Foundation is a non-profit organization that has sheltered and cared for over thousands of

abandoned or injured children for the past 60 years. Their mission is to incorporate competence, compassion, and commitment into caring for these children. They have also brought together hundreds of families worldwide through adoption. Even for families in Coon Valley WI!

Since being in contact with the orphanage my mind and heart have never been so clear. This is an experience I truly believe is one I need to have. As believers, we are called to actively spread God's words and love to make a positive difference in the world,

whether it be our loved ones, or strangers from another country. However, this journey is something I can't do alone. Your support is greatly appreciated whether it's motivation, financial, spiritual, or emotional. Anything will help! 

To find more information about Grace Kennett Foundation please like them on Facebook or visit http://www.gkfmadurai.in

If you are at all interested in making a donation or for more information call 608-386-3801 or e-mail me stoffregend8736@my.uwstout.edu

Thank you all so much for helping me make my dream come true!


Be a part of our new family directory program. We need YOU to make our new family directory complete!

We will partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our families and tell our story.

Thursday—Saturday October 13-15

Thursday—Saturday November 17 - 19


Weekdays 2:00 –9:00 p.m. and Saturdays  9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Lifetouch will photograph at Our Saviors. In your one-hour session you will:

· Be professionally photographed

· Immediately view your portraits

· Have an opportunity to purchase portrait gifts

Each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait & directory for participating.

There are a number of ways to sign up:

1. Go to our website www.oursav-skogdalen.org and click on the Church Directory link—this will take you to the registration page.  Go to our facebook page at Our Saviors-Skogdalen churches

2. Beginning Sunday September 25th you can sign up at church before or after worship

3. Call the church office

We are looking for a number of people to serve as Host/Hostesses when the pictures are being taken

It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s a good way to meet people.      

Duties include: 

· Greeting people

· Putting address labels on cards.

· Feeling good because you helped the church

and meet new people


We love to have children and families worship together and really don’t mind if the  little ones get a little fidgety. We also know that it is hard for parents to fully engage in worship when they are worried about  misplacing a pacifier or a crayon falling on the floor. 

Our Saviors has a variety of ways to make worship meaningful for families. 

Þ We really don’t mind if your child is restless!

 Þ There are children bulletins and worship bags filled with quiet activities.

 Þ Kids of all ages are encouraged to come up for the children’s Bible time. 

Þ We have “worship grandparents” who are eager to sit with your child

 Þ Twice a month Liz Dahlen (a mom of two boys and speech therapist) will be in the lounge to take care of infants to 5-year old’s.  She will have age appropriate toys and bible activities as well as treats. You can bring your child before or during  worship, you just have to make sure to pick them up!

 The dates for the “Liz in the Lounge” are 

 October 23rd

November 6th & 20th