We have many ways to connect at Our Savior’s. Our ministry of fellowship includes:
Food and Fellowship
Fellowship = Food for Lutherans. We will be sharing brunch after worship on Sunday mornings in December. It’s a chance to gather for a little more time together before we rush off into the busy world getting ready for the consumer craziness that Christmas brings. We will have some food and some conversation that continues our preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the hope that it brings.
WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) sponsor a Food Fair on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Traditional foods like lefse and krumkake as well as pies, cookies and other goodies are available for purchase. Homemade soup and bread are on tap for lunch.
Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate: ”Fair Trade” means that co-operatives of farmers and growers sell their products directly to distributors who send them all over the US. By eliminated the stages of warehousing and distribution in the countries where the products are grown and the countries in which they are sold, more of the profit goes to the growers, making it possible for them to provide electricity, sanitation, and schools for themselves and their children. These products will be available at the Food Fair in December and throughout the year.
Sunday School and Education
Sunday mornings at 8:30 we have Education for all ages:
Toddlers meet in the nursery to learn about Jesus, sing and pray together. For more information, call Jennifer Reed at 541 480 2325
Grades K-6 meet int he Fireside Room downstairs for Bible stories about God’s presence in the food we share. There is always a snack and a project. For more information, call Becky Kreachbaum at 541 447 4718
Middle and Highschool meets in the Downstairs lounge for a short video and discussion about our ancestors in the faith. For more information, call Kim Griffin at 541 447 4052
Adults gather in the Choir Room upstairs for a study led by DC Born on the life and story of characters in the Birth Narratives of the Gospels. For more information, call DC at 541 416 0764
Monday evenings at 5:30: Confirmation: 3 Middle-Schoolers are currently enrolled in”catechism.” It is a two-year curriculum studying the Bible and their tradition (The Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments), preparing them to affirm their baptismal faith for themselves, and step into adulthood in our fellowship. This year we are reading the Bible together. For more information, call Pastor Barbara Punch at 541 788 2335.
Wednesday mornings at 9:00: We are currently enjoying reading “Take This Bread” by Sara Miles. She tells the story of how her conversion to Christian faith led her to open a food pantry in her church. For more information, call Mary Murray at 541 447 6626.
Monday mornings at 9:00 am quilters gather downstairs to tie quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief. Every year these blankets go to LWR’s warehouses in Baltimore for distribution around the world. Quilts go to refugee camps, areas of disasters and conflict, and other areas which experience great human need.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is quite active at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. These are the “Church Ladies” who are responsible for a great deal of the mission and ministry of this church. The women meet for Bible Study and dessert monthly: at 9:00 am on the first Tuesday of the month, and at 1:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month. For more information call Bev Arrasmith at 541 447 1741.