OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH,
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA
On November 8, 2015, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Thunder Bay and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Thunder Bay agreed to the merger of Immanuel into Our Saviour's, effective November 9. We now are centring our ministry at Our Saviour's at River and Farrand Streets. We invite you to be part of this 'new' 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.
A NEW VISION:
Council has developed this statement of vision for our congregation:
"Come share the gifts of God -
serve the world"
Join our council members throughout the coming year in setting goals and strategies for mission related to this vision.
Sunday Worship Time:
Our service now begins at 10:30 a.m. Please help to get the word out about this, and thank you for helping in the transition. Come, let us worship our Saviour!
World Refugee Day:
As Canadians observe World Refugee Day on Mon. June 20, our Canadian Lutheran World Relief organization is reflecting on its 70 years of refugee support. It was founded in 1946 to help resettle refugees from post-war Europe. In its first 6 years of operation it helped more than 33,000 people start a new life in our country. Currently, either directly or through affiliated organizations, CLWR works with almost 70,000 refugees and displaced persons in camps and settlements in the Middle East and Africa. Last year we also helped Canadian groups welcome more than 500 people to Canada from Syria and other world hot-spots.
CLWR Humanitarian Appeal: Ethiopia
Our Canadian Lutheran World Relief has initiated this and invites your response. Lack of rain has put more than 10 million people at risk for starvation in Ethiopia. An estimated 400,000 children are at risk of developing severe acute malnutrition, which can lead to stunting, and physical and mental delays in development. CLWR is working with trusted aid agencies to provide food now. Your support also will help to provide the supplies and infrastructure the Ethiopians need when the rains do come. Please donate today, either by including it with your offering, ''CLWR - Ethiopia', or going to www.clwr.org.
Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief:
Our Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada, Lutheran Church-Canada, and Canadian Lutheran World Relief are continuing the appeal for prayers and financial support for all those suffering loss due to the wildfires striking northern Alberta and the city of Fort McMurray in particular. Emergency funds will be channelled through the city's two Lutheran congregations. Donations may be put in the offering plate, marked 'CLWR-Wildfire', or made directly at www.clwr.org. .