Learning and Being Youth


Children's Ministry

Activity handouts related to each Sunday's readings are 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 osimm@tbaytel.net.

New: We are preparing seasonal drop off/take home activity kits. To get your address on the drop-off list, email osimm@tbaytel.net .

There has been no in-person Sunday School since March 2020. The current provincial guidelines enable children to gather, provided they are socially distanced and masked. However, our in-person sessions remain suspended. Children are welcome in worship. Those who wear masks at school must also do so here.

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.

For all Sundays, children and their parents were invited to pick up 'Adventure' bags, 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.

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.

Please see Pastor Matthew for more details about our September 2022 start-up.

'Lutheran Women'

All women are invited for discussion and great fellowship!

Next meeting: tba


Anglican-Lutheran Group

“Our next meeting is on Thurs., Apr. 28. We will meet at Our Saviour’s at 1:30 pm. We are in the process of arranging a guest speaker and further information including the agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting.”

Janet Pike, Secretary

'Eternity for Today'

Copies of the Apr. - June 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:

https://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/email/

Next event: tba


“Ashes and Embers”:

Join Our Team!

Applications for Youth positions on the National Planning Committee for the 2023 Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering are open! The planning team is looking for two youth (age 18 - 25) to join in the planning of CLAY 2023. Are you or someone you know creative, energetic, committed, responsible to report and follow-up on tasks, organized, able to work with others, aware of youth needs and concerns? Do you/they have a passion for youth ministry? Have you/they been to or are interested in CLAY? Are you/they a member of the Lutheran & Anglican Church of Canada? Are you age 18 - 25 and a resident of Canada? Are you interested in being part of a team who plans and executes a CLAY gathering? Consider applying!

https://claygathering.ca/

Applications are due April 20.


Meet the CLAY 2023 Keynote Speakers

The planning team of CLAY 2023 - Ashes & Embers is excited to announce the speakers for next year's event. Rev. Aneeta Devi Saroop, Pastor of Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Vancouver, BC and Pastor Nathan Fong of Grace Lutheran Church in Burnaby, BC are CLAY 2023's keynote speakers. Get to know the speakers when you click here.

Scouting

The 178th Thunder Bay Cubs meet at Our Saviour's.

It meets each Monday at 6:30 p.m.

For information on Cubs and registration, contact Susan,

akela178@gmail.com .

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 2022 brochure, and for updates, visit Luther Village .

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