Learning and Being Youth


Children's Ministry

 This fall our in-person sessions are increasing to twice monthly, on the first and third Sundays. We will begin on October 1 and 15, leaving September for us all to get settled. 

The sessions, for children in JK – Gr. 6, begin downstairs in Immanuel Hall at 10:30 a.m. for Bible stories, crafts, and other activities. Then those in the class come up to share Holy Communion. 

See Karen Bishop, co-ordinator, for more information.

   Activity sheets for each Sunday are available in the front hall and are also emailed on Thursday. To sign up for these: osimm@tbaytel.net .  

   There are Adventure activity bags under the mailboxes inside the entrance to the sanctuary, for children to enjoy during worship. 

The next seasonal activity pack, for Thanksgiving/Fall, will be ready at the beginning of October for pick-up or drop off. For the latter, email osimm@tbaytel.net


Confirmation classes will be offered in hybrid form again this fall – mostly online, but with special times together. These hopefully will include gathering with the Confirmation youth from Hilldale Lutheran Church.

Classes will begin shortly after Thanksgiving.

This ministry of the church helps youth to continue in the promises made at Baptism. All youth Grade 7 and older are welcome. See Pastor Matthew.

 'Eternity for Today'

Copies of  the July-Sept. edition of our national church’s daily devotional booklet are available in the front hall, and can also be dropped off.

 'God Pause'

God Pause” is a free daily devotion brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It includes a scripture reading, a brief devotion, and a prayer. Get God Pause delivered to your email inbox every morning. Sign up at: 


Small Catechism

Luther's Small Catechism has been recreated as a web app (by Augsburg Fortress). View Luther’s explanations, along with other helps and prayers. New Revised Standard Version biblical texts and Evangelical Lutheran Worship texts are used. You can access the app at

 https://catechism.augsburgfortress.org/ .

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178th Thunder Bay Scouting

The 178th Cubs meet each Monday at Our Saviour’s, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more info, contact Susan McCutcheon,


First Communion

Our Saviour's, as part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada, invites all the baptized to receive Holy Communion. 

First Communion is a session for children whose parents desire them to begin receiving the sacrament. Call the office, 344-1926, for information on the next class.

Luther Village

Our regional church camp’s annual brochure is available at the church to help you create your family, child, grandchild, or individual camping plans for this coming summer near Kenora. See what’s been happening during our 59th year of outdoor ministry!

You can also check it out at  www.luthervillage.ca.

Challenge to the Luther Village Community

From our synod’s outdoor ministry on Dogtooth Lake, east of Kenora:

We have been given an amazing opportunity to help move the CAPITAL CAMPAIGN forward and help us get closer to completing some of the ongoing capital projects at Luther Village.

The challenge- help us raise $50,000 by the end of October and a generous donor will match that $50,000,

bringing the total to $100,000.

So far, we have raised $5812.00 of our goal.

Ways to donate:
Cheque/ E-transfer/ Cash
or donate online (see www.luthervillage.ca)
For more info please contact camp  
Contact Lisa at 


or call (204)783-3337.

Campus Ministry

Students at Confederation College and Lakehead University:  Pastor Matthew would love to have a cup of coffee with you!

Campus contact: If you, or your son or daughter, is going to be at college this year, whether at LU or Confederation or elsewhere, email contact information (student name, email address, college) to osimm@tbaytel.net