Worshipping and Serving

Worship

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': October 16 and 30.

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

Kaija Ranta, our choir director, announces, ‘we are gradually and gently resuming choir.’ We will remain socially distanced during rehearsals and when singing in worship. All are welcome – no pressure to sing at any level except your own comfort level!

Our rehearsals will be held about 20 minutes after Sunday worship (i.e. after enjoying Fellowship), and will last 25-30 minutes: Oct. 16 and 30; Nov. 13 and 27; and Dec. 4.

Choir will be singing Nov. 6, All Saints Sunday; Nov. 27, First Sunday in Advent; and Dec. 11, Christmas Cantata Worship.

Special Music

Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to the Band for playing and singing on Sept. 11.

Sunday Prayers

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

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, 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

  • 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