Welcome to Our Savior’s in Hibbing!

Version 2

We heard from the newly formed Bishop Election Committee (BEC).  Work has begun to elect a new bishop at the 2020 Synod Assembly. We are all invited to participate in a synod-wide survey.  Our input/insights will be used to develop a Synod Ministry Profile, highlighting our Synod’s ministry and mission. The survey is on the synod website: http://www.nemnsynod.org/2020-bishops-election.html Scroll down to the link: Bishop’s Election Committee Survey. All of us are encouraged to take the survey.  If you prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies are available in the narthex.

Habitat for Humanity Benefit Hog Roast is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mt Iron… Seeking to Put God’s Love into Action… a Benefit Hog Roast & Worship Fundraiser to help aid the North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity Chapter will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church on Wednesday, July 10th from 5 to 7: 30 p.m.  A free will offering will be taken during the worship service, and $20 will get you ALL YOU CAN EAT in the best pulled pork sandwich you have ever tasted, together with all the sides!  (Maximum out of pocket charge to any family will be $40.) This event is sponsored by the ELCA churches of our Laurentian Conference of the N.E. Minnesota Synod; the goal of this event is to raise money to help Habitat for Humanity carry out its’ mission bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope.   

Musical Notes    The joys of summer are many.  I am busy putting together my resources to help plan next year’s program.   There is a great deal of planning that goes into selecting music to add to our worship experience.  I am also hoping that I will be able to track down potential singers and ringers!  Know that you can contact me about singing yourself or if you know of someone who would be good for the group.  Sometimes it is someone new attending our services, maybe a past member who has returned to the area or maybe a younger member who has an interest in singing.  We try to sing twice a month and have weekly rehearsals.  No member ever makes all of the rehearsals, so we can be flexible with any conflicts that arise.  A choir is a tremendous asset for any church.  We would like to include as many as possible next year!        Roy    

NEWS FROM MISSION ACTION COMMITTEE

Welcome summer! Our Savior’s Emergency Food Shelf continues to offer a life line to those individuals/families that find themselves in unexpected circumstances. It provides nutritious food when money is needed for car repair, medical, or a job loss occurs. The Food Shelf is an ongoing mission and continues to be in need of food and monetary donations. This last month we had donations of $100.00, but spent $300.00 for groceries to help restock shelves. With Summer, donations tend to drop off as families are busy enjoying our short season. We would encourage you to remember the Food Shelf in your activities. Ideas may be setting up a “feed” the Food Shelf jar where spare change is collected; have your children/grandchildren help shop for the Food Shelf; match what you spend on a dinner at a restaurant or think BIG, what is spent at the grocery store. Involve your children/grandchildren in these activities, including delivery to the church. The Mission Action Committee invites you and your family to stop in on Thursdays or Fridays from 1-2:30 (closed July 4th-5th) to tour and learn about your Food Shelf. We would be happy to walk you through how the OSLC Food Shelf works. Thank you from the Mission Action Committee

Come with us to Worship in the Park and potluck on Sunday, July 14th at 10:00am.  Please bring your own lawn chair and umbrella, rain or shine. Music by the OSLC Worship Band.  This year we will be going to the Bennett Park north pavilion.

Radio broadcast sponsorships are needed.  If you would like to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in celebration of an event, please call the office at 218-263-7422. Weekly broadcasts cost $50 each and will be broadcast live at 9 am. on WMFG 1240 AM.

Please join us for Worship at the Chapel of the Pines, Side Lake.  Worship time is 11am on Sunday mornings now through Labor Day weekend.  _________________________________

Grace Circle will continue our Gather magazine Bible studies throughout the summer. The studies will be printed in the magazine in the July/August edition, and are based on the Old Testament book of Esther.  The studies will be held at 10am in the fellowship hall on the 2nd (second) Thursday of each Summer month.  They will be very informal and all are welcome.  Dates will be:  Thursday July 11, and Thursday August 8.  We hope you can join in our discussion and fellowship.

Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry Discoverers Day Camp

When: Thursday, June 27th
Where: Camp Vermilion Bible Camp; Cook, Minnesota
Time: Leave by bus from the Memorial Building Parking Lot @ 7:30 a.m. Return back to Hibbing shortly after 5 p.m.
For: Children who have completed 1st-4th grade
Cost: No out of pocket cost to children from First/OSLC!
Discoverers, is a one-day experience for children to sample the fun and wonder of Camp Vermilion very similar to what would be offered in a Sunday School or Vacation Bible School lesson plan. A full day of games, children’s arts & crafts, Bible Camp songs, and age appropriate Bible instruction will be offered under the direct supervision of Camp Staff and Pastors and School Teachers from Hibbing. Bus transportation to and from the camp will be provided, as will lunch and snacks for the day.
To register or for more information contact:
OSLC: 218-263-7422
FLC: 218-263-8388
Sponsored by Our Saviors
And First Lutheran Churches of Hibbing

Sharik/Farseth Scholarship applications are being accepted – deadline is September 15th.  Our selection criteria would include the following – Member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; must have completed 1 year (minimum of 30 credits) of post-secondary education within the past 3 years (include transcript); volunteer activities in school, church and community; and, academic performance.  Applications available in the office, via mail or e-mail.

The Columbarium at Our Savior’s offers perpetually endowed care for the remains of those who choose cremation.  It is a place of peace, solitude, and prayer restoring the ancient practice of church burial.  If you would like to learn more about the Columbarium, please make an appointment with Cindy in the church office by calling 218-263-7422.  An optional payment plan is available.

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Please Read our New Bylaws and Constitution

2018 OSLC Bylaws

2018 OSLC Constitution

Welcome to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC)! Upon entering, you will notice the beautiful sanctuary with stained glass windows depicting parables of Christ and the large crucifix hanging above the altar. Friendly congregational members will greet you, and as you sit in the pews, our music will fill your soul! We have an active Temple Choir and also a worship band for a more contemporary sound. Music is emphasized within each service, and the sermons will speak to your heart and feed your soul while creating a deeper relationship with God.

Our church’s mission is A Community transformed by Christ, to be Christ in the World. We invite you to join us to become “the hands and feet of Christ”. Our ownership of this mission is shown in outreach through our Food Shelf, Clothes Closet, Habitat for Humanity, and God’s work. Our hands. Sunday. The Food Shelf is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00-2:30. Our clothes closet can be accessed through appointment only by calling the church office.

Our worship service provides opportunities for you and your family to grow in your Christian faith. Children of all ages are welcome during worship and are invited to join Pastor Kevin for a Children’s Message each week. After service, during the school year, children may attend Sunday School while you enjoy coffee, goodies and fellowship with parishioners downstairs. We partner with First Lutheran (another ELCA church in Hibbing) in our Confirmation and Youth Ministry, as well as some congregational worship and seasonal events through the year. Baptism and First Communion are joyous events which precede Confirmation. Students in grades 3-11 are involved in our Confirmation program. Youth have opportunities through our church to participate in Bible camps, vacation bible school, BWCA canoe trips, national youth gatherings, church services…. On average, OSLC sends over 70 youth to Bible camp each year.

OSLC has a long and rich history of service to the community of Hibbing and the world. Both young and old participate in potluck dinners, Lutefisk suppers, pasty bake fundraisers, the fall bazaar with much of the profits benefiting ministries such as the Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Service, local Bible Camps, and worldwide missionary support.

For over 60 years, we have held the White Elephant Sale in the spring, which provides clothing, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, tools, bicycles, and many other items for inexpensive prices to our community and the surrounding communities.

OSLC is a “community safe space” offering the use of our facilities to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lutheran Social Services, Advocates for Family Peace, among others.

OSLC was formed in 1903 by Norwegian immigrants under the name “Tabor” with 23 members. It officially became known as Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in 1904. The church held a groundbreaking ceremony in July of 1952 with the cornerstone of our present church laid in October of that same year.

Please call our church office with any questions you may have. Our staff is pleased to help you!