Worshipping and Serving

Worship

See first page re suspension of in-person worship on January 9 and 16.

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We celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly, plus special times of the church year.

Beginning Christmas Eve, the rising number of COVID cases in the district has necessitated us once more suspending sharing the wine/grape juice. Individually wrapper wafers will be given to you as you enter, and we will stay in our pews for eating of the bread. You may also bring your own bread for your bubble, if you prefer. For those needing gluten-free wafers, please ask at the Greeter's table. Masks are to be worn except for the eating of the bread.

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': tba .

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

New singers are welcome. Please see Kaija Ranta for when we will resume.

Special Music

Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to the Band for leading us in worship on January 9.

Sunday Prayers

Once again 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.

Prayer Chain

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

Private Communion is available -- see the guidelines on the first page of the website. Please contact the Office at 344-1926 to arrange a time.

Lutheran Community Care Chapel Services

Still suspended is the Service of the Word at Roseview Manor on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (main floor Gathering Space), both at 10:30 a.m.

If you would be interested in volunteering to help with any of these services, please see Pastor Matthew.

Our Chimes

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 (online - "closed"), Mondays and Thursdays, 8 p.m.

  • Lutheran Community Care, including its Street Reach ministry

  • Current River Churches Food Cupboard (currently every 2nd Saturday; 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

  • Isthmus Canada - Thunder Bay

  • The Underground Gym

  • Inter-Church Refugee Committee

  • Teen and Adult Challenge Thunder Bay

  • Ecole Gron Morgan School

  • Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association

  • Salem Lutheran Church, Pass Lake

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Updates and the 'Gifts from the Heart' catalogues are available at www.clwr.org .

KAIROS Times

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