Worshipping and Serving
We celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly, plus special times of the church year.
Our worship style is a blend of traditional and contemporary forms and music. To help us in this we use as our main resource the cranberry 'Evangelical Lutheran Worship' book, published in 2006.
The 'Band' usually leads worship one Sunday per month. Our next 'Worship with the Band': November 26.
Holy Communion is open to all the baptized, regardless of Christian background or age. A First Communion instruction session is held as desired. Call Pastor Matthew to register, 344-1926.
Choir Christmas worship
Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to to the Quartet + for singing on Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 12.
There is a book in the front hall, next to the Martin Luther statue. In it you can write down prayer requests. You also can call Pastor Matthew or Linda Thingstad with a prayer request. These will be added to the Prayers of the People, and used by the Prayer Chain, as we seek to more fully include the concerns of those in our community.
If you would like to sign up to be called to pray for those asking for our prayers, or if you have a prayer concern, contact Linda Thingstad or Pastor Matthew. The Chain uses a private Group on Facebook to communicate the prayer concerns.
Private Communion is available. Please contact the Office at 344-1926 to arrange a time.
Lutheran Community Care Chapel Services
On Dec. 11, 2016 our Sunday School children unveiled the names of the 'bells', the bell-shaped external speakers for our chimes.
They are 'Glory, Joy, Love, Honour'.
Thank you to the children, the leaders, and all who offered suggestions for the names.
The bells first hung in the tower of Our Saviour's on Secord Street, donated in 1958 by Mr. Ogden. Since 1970 they have hung outside the choir loft window at our location on Farrand Street -- thanks to Jerry Laforme for installing them back then!
Witness and Service
We reach out with Christ's love through ministries which include:
'Our Saviour's Cares': We pray that we may serve the Lord and our congregation when and where we're needed. Examples of caring including prayers, visits, cards, meals, and phone calls. Contact the Office for more details.
Scouting: the 178th Thunder Bay Cub pack meets Mondays
A.A. meetings ("closed"), Mondays, 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 8 p.m.
Lutheran Community Care, including its Street Reach ministry
Current River Churches Food Cupboard (must pre-register by calling 211)
Gathering Table Anglican Food Bank
the Thunder Bay Food Bank
Mission to Seafarers
Dew Drop Inn
Basketeers - Faye Peterson and Beendigen
Inter-Church Refugee Committee
Student Union Food programs at Confederation College and Lakehead University
Canadian Lutheran World Relief
KAIROS is the name of the Canadian Ecumencial Justice Initiatives organization. Our national church is a founding partner. News is available at www.kairoscanada.org