Come, share the gifts of God with us,
and serve the world together,
OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH,
10 Farrand Street (at River),
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA
Our congregation is located on the traditional territory of the Ojibway of the Fort William First Nation, a signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850.
We invite you to be part of our community of grace and faith, active in Thunder Bay for the past 115 years. We seek to continue to be a place where people can grow in their understanding of God's forgiving love revealed through Jesus. Gathered in to worship, God's Spirit calls us out to share in word and action what it means to be people of God.
"Come share the gifts of God - serve the world"
Our Saviour's This Week:
Communion spots available this week - see column
1:30 p.m. Bible Study (Zoom)
Sunday, June 27, Time after Pentecost
Worship with the Band
11:00 a.m. Virtual Fellowship Hour
Readings: Lamentations 3:22-33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
Sermon - "Opening Borders" - Pastor Matthew
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The text version of our June Newsletter is on the page ' Our Newsletter'.
Deadline for June 'Ambassador' articles: June 28
Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering (CLAY)
CLAY is a biennial national event for youth organized by the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). Originally planned for August of 2020,”EnRoute” was postponed due to COVID-19 and will be hosted online from August 20-22, 2021.
Youth born in 2001 are welcome to attend. To come to the gathering, you must meet the age criteria, be part of a registered Home Team, complete the online registration and pay what you can for registration. Note: youth who will be 13 years old (born in 2008) also may be permitted to attend. This year, there is no set registration fee for CLAY. In an effort to make this CLAY as accessible as possible, the registration fee will be offered as a “pay what you can” model. To help in your planning, the estimated cost per participant is $45. See Pastor Matthew to sign up!
CLAY will include large group gatherings, worship, speakers, workshops and late night spots. If it is safe for you to do so, in accordance with your local Public Health guidelines, you are encouraged to gather and participate in CLAY together as a group. If it is not safe to gather in person, you will still be able to fully participate from any place with a reliable internet connection.
Sunday Virtual Fellowship Hours
Join us each Sunday until we gather again for in-person worship, 11:00 a.m. - Noon,.
Zoom invitations are sent out each Saturday, or contact Pastor Matthew. Bring your coffee!
Bible Book of the Month Club
To be part of our national Bishop's initiative, we have organized a Bible Book of the Month club. For the following few months we will be gathering by Zoom to explore the passages of the gospel of Mark heard on Sundays.
Our next session is Thursday, June 24, at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Contact Pastor Matthew for the Zoom invitation.
Holy Communion during this time
Private Communion continues to be available.
For these 10 minute gatherings, you will need to follow our protocols: self-screen, sign in, wear a mask, and keep socially distant. Along with brief readings and prayer, for the sacrament you will receive a pre-packaged piece of bread (you can also bring your own). Wine/grape juice will not be shared at the present time. However, you can also bring your own.
A Renewed Call to Reconciliation
Emergency Appeal To Assist With The COVID-19 Crisis In India
World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle
Thank you for your offerings, sharing the gifts of God so that together we might serve the world!
Sets of envelopes for your 2021 Sunday and special offerings are available. If you are a present envelope holder, or to sign up for one, please contact the office, 344-1926, firstname.lastname@example.org .
When we have in-person worship, you are able to share your offerings at the entrance to the sanctuary. At other times, and for those unable to attend worship, here are other options:
1. Mail envelopes to the church
Mailing address: 10 Farrand St. Thunder Bay P7A 3H5
2. Drop envelopes off at church
You can drop off envelopes in the mailbox beside the parking lot doors. Calling to let us know, 344-1926, is appreciated, so that the offering can be brought inside as soon as possible.
3. E-Transfer online banking
a. If you use online banking, log into your account
b. Add Our Saviour’s as a recipient using our office email address:
c. Enter the desired amount and click ‘send’.
4. Sign up for Pre-Authorized Withdrawal (PAR)
You are able to have your monthly offerings directly deposited from your financial institution to that of the church. You can designate it 1-3 ways: Weekly, Building, Forward in Mission. You also can receive undated envelopes for other offerings. To sign up, call the office. If you desire to make any changes at any time of the year, or if you have updates on your address or financial institution, please call the church office, 344-1926.
5. Canada Helps
Our regional synod office has set up Canada Helps button link, you can use to donate to congregations. The charitiable donation receipt will be issued by Canada Helps directly. (It is important to note that there is a cost to using Canada Helps as our donation service. Please considering adding 4% to your donation to cover these costs.)