Learning and Being Youth


Sunday School

Suspended until end of May, and then resuming in Fall

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.

Our next session: tba.

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 and grandchildren for these Sunday adventures!

Our Coordinator is Karen Bishop.

Confirmation

All youth in Grade 7 and older are welcome to be part of our two-year programme. We focus on the promises made at Baptism to help each other grow in faith and life.

We are normally meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of each month Our next sessions resume in the fall. Please see Pastor Matthew for more details.

'Lutheran Women'

All women are invited for discussion and great fellowship! We meet monthly on the third Monday, at 1:30 p.m., in Immanuel Hall.

Next meeting: Monday, June 1, 1:30 - 2:10 p.m., vi Zoom (see Jenny Phillips

After much discernment, the planning team shares that CLAY, originally scheduled for August 20-23, 2020, will be postponed to August 19-22, 2021. The event will still be held at the Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta. The CLAY Executive expresses its gratitude for the National Planning Committee, Production Team, and local volunteers who have been meeting and working over these past 18 months to create an event that is educational, faith-filled and inspiring for our young people. When we picked the theme of EnRoute, we knew we were going on a journey. Journeys often involve twists and turns. We will continue on this path and are dedicated to bringing this wonderful event to life in 2021. Just like on the Road to Emmaus, we know that Jesus walks with us on this journey.

For those who have already registered for CLAY 2020, we will transfer your registration to CLAY 2021. For those unable to attend the new date, registration fees will be fully refunded. Participants who have registered or were planning on registering for CLAY 2020 who will exceed the age limit for the event in 2021 will be allowed to participate because of these special circumstances. We plan on opening registration again in January 2021. Home Team Leaders can make substitutions to their Home Team free of charge once registration re-opens.

CLAY will continue being a biennial event, and therefore, the next CLAY will be planned for the summer of 2023.

We know that this announcement may bring out many different emotions in all of us – leaders, youth, and organizers. We hope the prayer offered below by Emily Walker, CLAY National Planning Committee Youth member, will bring comfort to all:

A Prayer In The Time Of Covid-19

God of love, you help us turn our worries into prayers. You hear the confusion, anxiety, uncertainty, and fear in our minds right now. We lift our burdens to you so that we can let them go, knowing you are here to listen. We pray for every young person who has lost their job & now faces financial struggles, for every university student who had to return home unexpectedly, for youth whose home is not a safe place, for everyone struggling with the transition to online school or lack of routine, for the graduating class who might not get to walk across the stage, and for all people who are missing their friends. Together we grieve all the lost joy and happy memories quarantine has taken from us.

Thank you, Lord, for the person on the other side of the screen right now. For their courage, strength, and kindness despite everything weighing on their hearts. Help them to know your boundless grace and endless love is still here even when they can’t see it. We pray for doctors, nurses, janitors, cashiers, politicians, and everyone working at this time. We ask you to help us see Your face in all the brave people keeping our families and country together. Although buildings may be empty, we pray you keep our hearts full of compassion for others and love for our neighbours. We thank you for FaceTime, TikTok, Instagram challenges, and all the other things that remind us we are not alone in this.

Knowing God, you understand even the messiest of our prayers. Despite physical distance, we are still Your church. We pray for CLAY and the hundreds of young people disappointed that we can’t come together this summer. We look forward to next summer…. We call you to be our lighthouse in the wavy seas and our guide in the wilderness. God, you’ve got some crazy plot with this whole Corona thing, but we trust you. The unknowns of Your plan have no end, but neither does your grace.

Amen.

Scouting

Meetings suspended

The 178th Thunder Bay Cubs meet at Our Savioiur's on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Also on Monday nights, Scouts and Venturers meet at Lakeview Presbyterian and Beavers at La Verendrye School.


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

Luther Village, our synodical outdoor ministry, is located about a 1/2 hour south of Kenora,on Hwy. 71.

To see the 2020 brochure, visit Luther Village . Registration is still open.

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