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Mission Jamaica 2018

Members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church have joined others from various  churches in Minnesota and surrounding states to serve in Jamaica. We provide medical care, help residents build homes, and join them in worship and work.

J’ABODE (formerly Habitat for Humanity) – There’s always work to be done for housing. Mission Jamaica missionaries help make simple, decent and affordable housing a reality for families that are in the greatest need.

What we do-Dig footings, pour concrete and tie steel. The focus in Jamaica is to build 16’x20’ one room homes or add-ons to existing homes. We work side by side with future new owners and the community.

In January of 2018 we had over 20 people go to Jamaica  to continue in the work of building homes, and also assist with in care of children at an area orphanage. This Mission continues to be a big part of OSLC, and the congregants’ lives.

If you are interested in going you may speak with Bob Rutka about joining next year’s team! No matter your skill level, there will be something exciting for you to take part of!

Called to Serve

 

 

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Nursing home services

Pastor Eric, Deb G. and Judy P. of our  Eucharistic Team lead worship services, with communion, at four nursing homes each month. Everyone is welcome to attend! Check the calendar for dates and times. Join us the…

  • 1st Thursday of the month, 2:00 pm, at St. Raphael’s in Eveleth
  • 2nd Monday of the month, 2:00 pm, at the Eveleth Health Park/Fitzgerald Nursing Home
  • 3nd Thursday of the month, 2:00 pm, at St. Michael’s in Virginia
  • Sundays at the Virginia Convalescent Center follow the Virginia Ministerial Calendar.

Our Eucharistic Team also has many volunteers who visit congregation members at their homes. Let them know if you or a loved one would like them to stop by  next time they’re there.  Call the church office at 218-741-6207.

If you or a loved one would like to also receive a bulletin to follow along with our Sunday Service that is broadcast on the radio at KRBT 1340 AM,  Sundays at 9:30am,  please call the church office and we will gladly send you bulletins so you can worship with us! Our desire is to serve you where you are, and provide pastoral care and a chance to be a part of worshiping with others, even if you are not able to physically attend OSLC.

 

Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

Women at Our Savior’s are active in the Women of the ELCA (WELCA) at local, regional and national levels, participating in ministries that benefit children, families, communities and other women.

Worldwide relief support

Quilting

Our quilters meet weekly (during the fall, winter, and spring months) in the Our Savior’s fellowship hall to sew quilts shipped worldwide for relief efforts at natural disaster sites and other emergency situations. We easily ship more than 300 quilts a year! Everyone is welcome, no sewing experience is necessary.

Infants and children

WELCA women at Our Savior’s also gather and pack emergency kits used in ELCA mission work worldwide. These include layette kits and nursery kits for mothers of newborns and infants, school kits for the work of Lutheran World Relief, and collecting and distributing school supplies for local children.

Ministering to one another

Circles

All women at Our Savior’s are invited to participate in Circles. These small groups of women gather monthly for Bible study and fellowship at church or in people’s homes. Meeting days and times vary to fit everyone’s schedule, check the calendar for one that fits yours.

Birthday bash

The annual WELCA Birthday Party celebrates your special day, no matter what date your birthday is. Homemade cakes, fun and games, and a hilarious skit are just some of the evening’s festivities. Consider this your invitation!

quilts

Quilting

We will resume quilting in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, September 5th, 8am-2pm!

The OSLC Quilting Group meets every Wednesday from 8:00am to about 2:00 pm during the year, and we take a break for the summer (May 16, 2018 – early September).

Come when you can, leave when you must… no sewing experience necessary! Always coffee on and a pot luck lunch. We sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief, local shelters, The Youth Corridor housing, for families who have lost their houses to fire, baby quilts for the County nurses to distribute as needed, to families who are lucky enough to have new Habitat housing. To name a few. None of the ladies wanted their faces in the pictures so I took pictures with the tools of their trade. It is a very important ministry with the OSLC women, we distribute as many as 300 plus quilts from September to May. We take a brief break in December and then meet occasionally in the Summer to sort and organize for the next quilting year.

Narcotics Anonymous now meets at 7pm on Sunday and Thursday evenings, as well as 8pm on Friday evenings.  You may park in the main lot and enter the church at the west end of the building.
*NarAnon no longer meets at this location

Confirmation

Faith Matters

6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday evenings during the school  year.

All are welcome to come for the 5 p.m. potluck and 5:45 pm worship service.

 

6-8th grade students

6:30 pm in the social hall

AiM Brenda presents the lesson to the large group. Students then participate in small-group discussion, led by confirmation guides. They gather back together for closing prayers from 6:50-7:00 pm. Guides for 2012-2013 are: Mary Green, Rielly Green, Nathan Le Beque, Steven Simensen, Melissa Vandervort. Aaron Malopolski is our sub.

9th grade students

Meet in the West Wing from 7-8 pm w/ AiM Brenda.

10th grade students

Meet w/ Pastor Bob from 7-8 pm in the Fireside Room. These students will Affirm their Faith on Sun., Oct. 28 during the 10 am service.

 

Special events
Sunday, October 28 — Confirmation Sunday. Celebrate with our youth as they affirm their baptism, and move into the next phase of their faith journey
Wed., Sept. 19 – Bishop Tom Aitken of Duluth, Northeast MN Syond, ELCA joins us!

Teller Brevig Mission

securedownload1-4securedownload1-7securedownload2-2securedownload1-5securedownload1-6securedownload1-3securedownload2-3securedownload3Our Savior’s has a special mission relationship with the Teller-Brevig mission churches in Alaska. The Rev. Brian Crockett, who grew up as a member of Our Savior’s, has served as Teller-Brevig’s pastor for more than 20 years. Our Savior’s supports Rev. Crockett’s work through monetary donations, prayer support and supplies. Members of the Teller-Brevig congregation have visited OSLC as part of this unique partnership.