Come, share the gifts of God with us,

and serve the world together,

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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.

Welcome!

We invite you to be part of our community of grace and faith, active in Thunder Bay for the past 113 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.

OUR VISION:

"Come share the gifts of God - serve the world"

Oct. 21-27

Monday

9:30 - 9:30 Election polling stations in front hall -- only front entrance open

1:30 p.m. 'Lutheran Women'

6:30 p.m. Cubs

Tuesday

3:00 p.m. Falls Prevention

7:00 p.m. Oras Choir practice

Wednesday

6:30 p.m. Tbay Carvers

Thursday

3:00 p.m.: Falls Prevention

Friday

Saturday

Sunday, October 27:

Reformation Sunday

10:30 a.m. Service of the Word (next Sunday School: Nov. 3)

5:00 p.m. Fall Supper

Readings:

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36

Sermon: "Celebrate" - Pastor Matthew preaching

Weekly News and Newsletter:

To receive a copy of the weekly 'Our Saviour's Awesome News' or the monthly 'Ambassador' by email, please send a request to osimm@tbaytel.net.


Fall Supper

Our annual Fall Supper of soups and other treats is being held on Sunday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m., in Immanuel Hall. All are welcome!

The free-will offering at the door is being given to the Dew Drop Inn soup kitchen, for its Upright Cooler special project.

"Baskets of Hope"

Once again this year we are joining the appeal to help fill baskets for the Thunder Bay Basketeers campaign.

This ingathering helps assist and support women as they leave Faye Peterson Transition House, Beendigen Women's Shelter, and Hope House, beginning new lives free from domestic violence and abuse.

This year our goal is to fill 3 baskets, located in the front hall from Oct. 6 - Nov. 10.

Lists of suggested items are there. You can also receive a copy by emailing the church at osimm@tbaytel.net .

Worship Notes

We have many special celebrations and commemorations during the next Sundays. Please come and join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship!

This coming Sunday, October 27, we will celebrate the Lutheran Reformation with Service of the Word.

Then on Sunday, November 3, All Saints Sunday, during our Holy Communion worship will remember those who have died during the past year.

As part of the Service of the Word on November 10 our Remembrance Poppy cross, dedicated last year on Remembrance Day, will help us to stop and offer prayer.

November 17 is once again a celebration of Holy Communion.

Then on November 24 we mark the end of the church year by celebrating Christ the King Sunday through Worship with the Band.

Children's Ministry

On the first and third Sundays of each month (our Holy Communion celebrations) we have traditional Sunday School sessions, for children in JK - Gr. 6. They join worship for the sharing of Communion

For the other Sundays of the month, children and their parents are invited to pick up 'Sunday Adventure' bags, located under the mailboxes. These bags will contain both general and Sunday specific activities for the children to engage in while they attend worship - either sitting in the area near the mailboxes or in the pews. There will be a Children's Message on each of these Sundays as well. Please bring your children, grandchildren and god-children for these Sunday adventures, and invite other children as well!

Church Choir

Monday practices begin November 4, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m., 'Choir Christmas' worship is Sunday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. All voices are welcome!

Mission to Seafarers

“Christmas Gift Bags”

The Mission to Seafarers: Port of Thunder Bay once again this year is asking us to donate to its Christmas Gift Bag appeal. Its objective is to prepare for 11 ships arriving before the end of shipping season. It needs 20 bags/ ship, or 220 bags. Items needed include mittens, gloves, writing paper, and wrapped candy. Please drop off your gifts with Pastor Matthew by Sun. Nov. 17.