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:
6:00 p.m. Lutheran Community Care Annual General Meeting (by Zoom)
6:30 p.m. Cubs (Immanuel Hall)
5:00 p.m. Congregational Council (Immanuel Hall)
6:30 p.m. TBay Carvers (Immanuel Hall)
'The Grand Parade' - Lutheran Community Care
Sunday, September 19, Time after Pentecost
10:30 a.m. In-person Holy Communion (Recorded video on YouTube later)
Readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37.
Sermon - Pastor Matthew
Our next session is on Sun. Sept. 26, at 1:00 p.m. The Zoom invitation will be sent out in the Sat. email, or can be received by emailing email@example.com.
At this time, we will normally be meeting on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month (non-Communion).
To receive a copy of the monthly 'Ambassador' by email, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The text version of our September Newsletter is on the page ' Our Newsletter'.
Deadline for Oct. 'Ambassador' articles: Sept. 27
Activity handouts related to each Sunday's readings continue to be available. We email them or they can be picked up at the church in the front hall. To sign up to receive them, send an email to email@example.com.
There has been no in-person Sunday School since March 2020. The good news is that the current provincial guidelines enable children to gather, provided they are socially distanced and masked. Let Pastor Matthew or Karen Bishop know if you would like your children to take part, you would like to help, or if you have concerns about an in-person setting.
Another option is preparing monthly take home/drop-off kits. We welcome your feedback on this as well.
Full plans for our fall children's ministry will be in the October newsletter.
Our previous practice;
On the first and third Sundays of each month (our Holy Communion celebrations) we had traditional Sunday School sessions, for children in JK - Gr. 6. They joined worship for the sharing of Communion.
'Adventure' bags were available on all Sundays, located under the mailboxes. These bags contained 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 was a Children's Message on each of these Sundays as well.
Our Coordinator is Karen Bishop.
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Thank you for your offerings, sharing the gifts of God so that together we might serve the world!
During our 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.)
Sets of envelopes for your 2021 Sunday and special offerings are available in the front hall. If you wish to sign up for one, please contact the office, 344-1926, firstname.lastname@example.org .