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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 112 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"


Bishop Jason Zinko
On Reformation Sunday October 28, the new Bishop of our Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario, Jason Zinko, will be visiting with us during our Fellowship Hour after Worship with the Band. Come out and welcome him, and hear what's going out in our synod!  This is the final stop in Bishop Jason's tour of our Northwestern Ontario Ministry Area:  Trinity - Bergland, Zion - Fort Francis, Hilldale - Thunder Bay, Salem - Pass Lake, and Our Saviour's.



FALL SUPPER
Join us for our annual Fall Supper,, Sunday, November 4, at 5 p.m. Each year we feature wonderful homemade soups and other delicious dishes.  The net proceeds from the free-will offering at the door will be given to the new women's programme at Teen and Adult Challenge Thunder Bay. To volunteer to help, see the sign-up sheets beside the elevator in the front hall.


Basketeers
Once again this year we are participating in the appeal to help fill baskets for the Thunder Bay Basketeers campaign.  This in-gathering helps assist and support women in their transition to a new life free of domestic violence and abuse.  Those helped have been at Faye Peterson Transition House, Beendegin Women's Shelters, and, new this year, the women's programme at Teen Challenge. Each kitchen utensil, towel, scented soap, or other suggested item (lists beside the baskets) offers a gift of hope and encouragement to each survivor as they enter a new phase of their life.
This year our goal is to fill three baskets, located in the front hall by the stairs, from Oct.14 - Nov. 11.Thank you to Corrine Loovere for coordinating this once more, including arranging for delivery of the baskets on Nov. 12. Thunder Bay Basketeers are pleased to partner with AMJ Campbell Van Lines and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Thank you!
For more information, visit https://basketeers.org/chapter/thunder-bay


'Pathways to Prayer'
The Lay Academy of our Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, sponsored by the 4 western synods of our church, is presenting this new two-part webinar workshop:
Sat. Nov. 17 and 24, 11:30 - 2:00 p.m., at Hilldale; $25 for one session, $45 for both.
Join Dr. Faith Nostbakken for a guided tour to 'Pathways to Prayer'.  We'll look over what it means to meet God in prayer, how our personalities may influence the way we pray, what Scripture says about prayer, and above all, how we might spend time in prayer itself.  We'll also consider the treasure of the Psalms as the earliest prayer book of our tradition, one that can still be a rich guide and source of prayer for us today.
See Pastor Matthew to register, or visit Pathways to Prayer .

From the Anglican and Lutheran Group:
-A Big Thank You to all the churches for their continued support of our Two-Bit Auction.  We netted $1,800. It was a fun night!
-On Mon. Nov. 5, we will be making mojakka for lunch at Shelter House. If you are interested in joining us, please let Sharon Corston know: sjcorston@gmail.com .
-On Weds. Nov. 14, we will be having an education meeting with Pastor Melody Macsemchuk as our guest speaker.  This will take place at Our Saviour's, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome.




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.


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.