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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"



                            
                 Advent/Christmas Worship continues:
Sun. Dec.16 - Third Sunday of Advent: 
10:30 a.m. Children's Christmas Worship, including Santa Lucia procession (no Holy Communion)
Sun. Dec. 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent: 
10:30 a.m. Service of the Word, 'with a touch of Christmas'
Mon. Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve: 
7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Holy Communion with Carols 
and 'Silent Night' Candlelight
Tues. Dec. 25 - Christmas Day: 
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion
Sun. Dec. 30 - First Sunday of Christmas: 
10:30 a.m. 'Christmas' Service of the Word
Sun. Jan. 6 - Epiphany of Our Lord: 
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion



'Children's Christmas' Worship:
 Play - "Is It Really Christmas"
and Santa Lucia Procession,
Sunday, December 16, 10:30 a.m.
Come and join us on this special day as we celebrate these two  traditions of our congregation which help us prepare for Advent and Christmas.  
Rehearsals for both will take place Sat. Dec. 15, noon - 2 p.m. Pizza will be provided!  Both boys and girls are welcome to come and learn how to be Lucia's attendants.  
Bakers are also appreciated to make the traditional Santa Lucia Fest foods for the Fellowship Hour.


December Holy Communion
Due to the Children's Christmas worship, we will not celebrate Holy Communion on Sun. Dec. 16. Holy Communion in December is being celebrated on Sun. Dec. 2 (10:30 worship),  Christmas Eve (7 and 10 p.m. services) and Christmas Day (10:30 a.m. worship).  In January we will return to our regular practice of sharing the sacrament on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (January 6 and 20). 
As well, Pastor Matthew will be having Individual Communion for the sick and shut-in. Please contact the office to set up a time for this.

Hymns of Advent
A Singing Communion of Churches
During this Advent season, our Lutheran World Federation member churches are sharing hymns from their congregations to show how the Lutheran communion regions prepare for Christ’s coming into this world.We want to use this period to reflect on and celebrate the diversity, uniqueness and oneness of God’s gifts to us.
Visit Hymns of Advent for daily hymns from around the globe!
Martin Luther wrote:
"I would certainly like to praise music with all my heart as the excellent gift of God which it is and to commend it to everyone. . . it has been instilled and implanted in all creatures, individually and collectively. For nothing is without sound or harmony. Even the air. . ." – Preface to Georg Rhau’s Symphoniae iucundae (Delightful Melodies), 1538.





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.