Worshipping and Serving


We will resume gathiering for Sunday worship on September 13, at 10:30 a.m.. Our practice is to celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly, plus special times of the church year: however, our first sharing of the sacrament will take place on Sun. Oct. 4, at 10;30 a.m.

For those needing gluten-free wafers, a please ask Pastor Matthew when you come forward to commune.

Note: at this point we will only be sharing the bread of communion. Christ is present equally fully in both elements of the sacrament.

When we do start receiving the wine, 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.

Special Music

Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to Kaija and Pastor Matthew for playing the chimes, daily at 1:00 p.m. (ended Aug. 14) and on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Thank you to the Quartet, Vi, and Kaija, for preparing music videos from the congregation for the LCCC's Virtual Strawberry Festival, July 15.

Sunday Prayers

[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.

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 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.

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 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

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

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


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