Worshipping and Serving
When the pandemic is over, we will once again gather on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly, plus special times of the church year.
For those needing gluten-free wafers, a please ask Pastor Matthew when you come forward to commune. For those who prefer grape juice to wine, white grape juice is available on the trays of glasses.
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.
New singers are welcome. Please see Kaija Ranta for when we will resume.
Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to the Kaija for playing the chimes on Sun. April 5, and for Kaija and Pastor Matthew for playing them daily at 1:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
[There is a book in the front hall, next to the Martin Luther statue. In it you can write down prayer requests.] At this time, please call Pastor Matthew or Linda Thingstad with a prayer request. These will be added to the Prayers of the People, 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.
Private Communion is not available right now. Normally it is offered by Pastor Matthew for the sick and shut-in. Please contact the Office at 344-1926 to arrange a visit.
LCCC Chapel Services
Note: all services suspended at this time.
Partnering with the Lutheran Community Care Centre, Pastor Matthew presides at Holy Communion at Hogarth-Riverview Manor, Chapel - Main Floor, on the 1st Thursday of the month and leads Service of the Word at Roseview Manor on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (main floor Gathering Space), both at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to join the residents/patients. If you would be interested in volunteering to help with any of these services, please see Pastor Matthew.
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 Gerry 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 at Our Saviour's, at 6:30 p.m.
- A.A. meetings (closed), Mondays, 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 p.m.
- the Lutheran Community Care Centre, including its Street Reach ministry on Simpson Street
- Current River Churches Food Cupboard
- Gathering Table Anglican Food Cupboard
- the Thunder Bay Food Bank
- Mission to Seafarers
- Dew Drop Inn
- Basketeers - Faye Peterson, Beendigen, and Hope House
- 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