Come, share the gifts of God with us,

and serve the world together,

at

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"

Dec. 9-15

Monday

6:30 p.m. Cubs

Tuesday

3:00 p.m. Falls Prevention

5:00 p.m. Congregational Council

7:00 p.m. Oras Choir practice

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. LCCC Chapel service, Rosview Manor

5:30 p.m. Tbay Carvers Christmas Party

7:00 p.m. CLAY 2020 Information meeting, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican

Thursday

3:00 p.m.: Falls Prevention

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday, December 15:

Third Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m.

Holy Communion and Sunday School

Readings:

Isaiah 35: 1:10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Sermon: "Wondering"

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.


Worship Notes

We have many special celebrations during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Please come and join us !

On Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. we gather for Holy Communion and Sunday School; singing of Santa Lucia hymn.

Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. is 'Children's Christmas' worship, followed by a potluck fellowship hour.

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve

7:00 p.m. Holy Communion with Carols, Children's Procession to the Creche, and Candlelight 'Silent Night'

10:00 p.m. Holy Communion with Carols and Candlelight 'Silent Night'

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. Holy Communion

On Dec. 29, we gather for Christmas Service of the Word at 10:30 a.m.

We celebrate Holy Communion on Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m., our last service of the Christmas season and the first of 2020.

Christmas Bake Sale

On Sunday, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (worship at 10:30) we are having a Christmas Bake Sale.

Come and buy breads, cakes, squares and cookies. The proceeds will be divided between our Current and Reserve funds.

'Children's Christmas' worship

On Sun. Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. join our children and their helpers for 'Children's Christmas' worship, as they share, 'It Wasn't Just a Dream'.

After worship, we will have an expanded Christmas fellowship hour. Please bring something to share as you are able, esp. Christmas goodies.

Flowers for Christmas

We are taking orders for poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary, in memory of or in honour of someone. Forms are in the front hall or call the church, 344-1926. The deadline is Mon. Dec. 16, as they are beingn delivered on Dec. 19. The cost for each plant is $12.00, payable to Our Saviour's. You can take your plants home after a Christmas Day/Eve service, or leave them for others to enjoy while at worship durin g the rest of the Christmas season.

Advent and Christmas Hymns

The Lutheran World Federation is sharing Advent and Christmas hymns, one new one each day, from Dec. 1-24. To access them and read their stoires, visit www.lutheranworld.org/news/singing-communion-during-advent .