OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA
Welcome!
We invite you to be part of our community of grace and faith, active in Thunder Bay for the past 111 years. We seek to continue to be a place where people can grow in their understanding of God's forgiving love revealed through Jesus. Gathered in to worship, God's Spirit calls us out to share in word and action what it means to be people of God.

OUR VISION:

"Come share the gifts of God -

serve the world"



As part of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, our national church and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have created a 5-session joint study.  Through worship, learning, discussion, Bible Study, and fellowship, we will journey in our relationship between our communities of faith from 15717 to the present.
Each session will run from 7:30 - 9 p.m., with informal time for fellowship before and after.  There is no charge for this study.
  1. Thursday, March 23, 'Commemorating the Reformation', St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Red River at Algoma
  2. Thursday, March 30, 'Conflict Breaks Communion', Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Farrand at River
  3. Thursday, April 20, 'From Conflict to Communion', St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Redwood Ave.
  4. Thursday, May 11, 'Growth in Communion', St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Hilldale Rd.
  5. Thursday, May 18, 'Commitment to Communion', Roman Catholic Diocesan Centre, behind Police Station (off Central Avenue)
Come to all sessions, or as many as possible. Each session is complete in itself, but builds on the previous one.
Registration is not required, but will help in preparation -- drop an email to Pastor Matthew, osimm@tbaytel.net, or call 344-1926.

Messy Church:

Children and parents/guardians are invited to the fun and food at Messy Church on Friday, March 24 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.  The story is about the unforgiving servant with lots of crafts, games and chances to meet other children and parents.  Dinner is a nutritious meal like lasagna and Caesar salad with a sweet for dessert.  If you haven’t been to Messy Church before, call the church office at 344-1926 to say you’re coming, so we can have enough food and materials.

Blanket Exercise:

The Chair on Truth and Reconciliation and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University would like to invite you to participate in its University Community KAIROS Blanket Exercise on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Agora. Our national church is a founding and continuing partner in KAIROS. A video of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise is available on the KAIROS website at https://goo.gl/qlWiBfLight snacks and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend and please feel free to share with fellow colleagues or other interested parties.Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/hqNele.

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Pancakes Help Underground Gym

Our Saviour's held a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 28, celebrating with rich pancakes, fruit syrups and sausages before the austerity of Lent began. The 75 people who shared in the meal donated $750 to the Underground Gym, through their freewill offerings at the door. On Sunday, March 5, we were able to present this to its founder and director, Peter Panetta, Lookng on are his grandchildren Colton and Chase, Linda Sander, congregational chairperson, and Jeff Thingstad and Beth Boegh, two of the coordinators of the supper. The Underground Gym through Peter and its volunteers offers a huge range of activities in a safe environment for kids in the community who might not have access to the cultural, social and economic resources to take part in working out or boxing, getting homework help, taking music and dance lessons. Computers are also available at the gym and kids go on outings, such as skiing and bowling. Donations, participants, and volunteers are always welcome at the gym. Check out its website for more details about how you can get involved: http://www.undergroundgym.ca.


Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
is located 
at the corner 
of River and Farrand Streets, 
Thunder Bay, Ontario


 
Our congregation is located on 
the traditional territory  of the Ojibway of the
Fort William
First Nation, 
a signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty.

'Reconciliation':
Reserve 107. This powerful film centres on the true story of what happens when a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird SK discover that the land on which they live is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation.  Through storytelling, we hear about an unique movement in history, where relationships are formed.