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. 2-8

Monday

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

10:30 a.m. LCCC Chapel Communion, Hogarth-Riverview Manor

3:00 p.m.: Falls Prevention

Friday

Saturday:

1:00 p.m. Christmas 'Swag' Workshop

Sunday, December 8:

Second Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m.

'Choir Chirstmas' worship

Readings:

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon: "Choir Christmas"

Weekly News and Newsletter:

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Worship Notes

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

On Dec. 8, the Second Sunday of Advent, we will have 'Choir Christmas' worship at 10:30 a.m.

On Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. we gather for Holy Communion.

Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. is 'Children's Christmas' worship.

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 'Swag' Workshop

Come out this Saturday, Dec. 7, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., and help make Christmas decorations for the doors and residences of our members who find it difficult to worship with us. We have the materials and the designs -- the more hands, full of love, the better, to make this outreach of caring a success.

Christmas Bake Sale

We will not be having a Christmas Tea this year.

However, there is good news! On Sunday, Dec. 15, 9:30 am. - 1:00 p.m. (worship at 10:30) we are having a Christmas Bake Sale.

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

Also, throughout Dec. we have Christmas treasures for purchase by donation: see the display in Immnuel Hall each Sunday after worship.

'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.

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 .