Category Archives: Outreach

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Virginia, MN Outreach

Helping hands for Habitat

A big OSLC crew at the North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity site at 12th Ave. (just north of the church) on Aug. 16, to get the outside of the home buttoned up.

Rick Toole organized the crew, who included Samantha and Troy Caddy, Ben Frey, Jim Ahrlin, Rick Toole, Pastor Bob Simensen, Kim Anderson, Mark Hoppa, Roger Suihkonen, John Elofson, Butch Shaffer, and a friend of Roger’s, John Lund.

Thanks to Diane VanDervort and Joy Toole, who provided a delicious spaghetti luncheon for the crew and fed them here at OSLC.

 

Workin’ hard for Habitat

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A new build on 12th Ave., just north of church

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.

VLM

Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry is an  Outdoor Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that provides a variety of year-round and summer programs out of 2 sites in Northeastern Minnesota.

Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion have been providing opportunities for Christ-centered Spiritual Growth, Leadership Development and Outreach in God’s Great Northwoods for over half of a century.  Youth, families, adults and groups from all over the country are part of that rich history.  Our community and our programs are open to all.

 OSCL-ers at Camp 2012

Work Day 2012

Food Shelf

Why does Our Savior’s have a grocery cart parked in its entryway? For food shelf donations! Drop off nonperishable items anytime — we’ll deliver them to the Quad Cities Food Shelf.

 

Holiday baskets

Each holiday season, Our Savior’s makes up food baskets for local people in need. You can donate food — or your time to pack and deliver. Watch the church entryway for the food basket poster, then sign up to lend a helping hand to our neighbors.

Clothing and “Stuff” Sales

Virginia and surrounding communities look forward the Our Savior’s sales. They’re usually held twice a year, if donations allow. Proceeds from both sales are returned to the community for projects and programs that help local people in need.

Clothing sales

Everything’s 25 cents! Donations welcome, call the church office before dropping off.

  •  Friday, July 18th, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 19th 8:30 am-12:00 pm
“Stuff” sales

Every kind of household item you can imagine (and a few you can’t!) — priced to sell. Donations accepted, call the office for details.

  •  Friday, August 22, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 23; 8:30 am-12:00 pm