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Thanksgiving Worship – Whether you are traveling this year over the Thanksgiving Holiday, or staying in the cozy confines of home, please know that we at Our Savior’s will have a Thanksgiving Worship Service, Sunday, November 21st at 9 a.m
Council Meeting Highlights (October, 2021)
- The council met in person in room 1.
- General Fund is still about $5,500 behind (in the red). Quarterly statements will be mailed. The council will include a note of thanks for continued faithful stewardship.
- Continued discussion on in-person worship. Leaving things as if for now, however we will be posting signs on doors Recommending mask usage.
- Approved Pastor Kevin’s health care benefits package for 2022.
- Family faith formation: youth and family gathering after church service appears to be a success and will continue.
- Updating OSLC policy manual continues with additional meetings on Oct 19.
- Approved food policy liability waiver forms. Thank you Kathy Anderson!
- Church Directory: Requested quotes from Express Print for directory. Research pricing for inclusion to the 2022 OSLC budget. Photography to be done locally. More to come!
- Property Committee update: Budget for 2022 appears to be less than 2021. This is good news as it appears we are reaping the benefits of the new heating system! The council expressed their thanks to Mike Stavnes and Joe Arthurs for their continued dedication to the church property.
- Personnel Committee meets Oct. 18th.
- The next council meeting moved to Nov. 16, 2021.
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.
Confirmation News: Be sure to check out Family, Faith, Formation at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings-In person in the sanctuary or live stream or anytime on Facebook. (no FFF Nov. 7) This formative time is for the entire family!
3rd grade – Soon you will receive your Bible
4th grade – Continue to read your Bibles
5th grade – You will prepare for First Communion during Lent
6th grade – Share a Bible story with your family
7th-10th grades – Wednesday classes meet at Our Savior’s at 7:00 p.m. Participation: 10 sermon notes, 10 hours of service
Inspirational Calendars, Cards, and Fudge – We anticipate having our Inspirational Calendars here, ready to be sold by early-to mid-November. You’ll be able to buy yours at church on Sunday mornings, or by contacting the Church Office the same way we did last season. Calendar costs will remain $8 for 1, 2 for $15, and $5 for each additional calendar. Cards will be available at that same time, at $6 for a pack of 12. Last year we were unable to offer our Christmas Fudge, but we’re looking forward to making it again this season! We plan to make fudge on Friday evening, December 17th. It will be available for pickup Sunday morning, December 19th. Even if you “attend” worship on line, we hope you could be able to come to church to pick up your fudge that morning. If necessary, we will arrange for pick up at the Church Office. We’ll be making chocolate, chocolate with nuts, mint, and peanut butter flavors this season. With support from a Thrivent Action Team grant, we’ll be able to keep the cost at $5 per half pound. Look for order forms about Thanksgiving time.
Property Committee — LED Lighting: The 2021 Project on the LED Lighting update has been completed. In 2021, 117 fluorescent units have been replaced with LED fixture units. 72 of those units were paid for out of WES funds, which were okayed during the 2021 Annual Meeting, and 45 units from generous donations to keep the LED changeout going, to reduce our electrical footprint. All rooms and the hallways North of the Sanctuary are done on all floor levels. We can hardly wait for more activities to begin, so that all can enjoy the new look. Thanks to Mike Stavnes, Joe Arthurs, Larry Schmelzer and Travis Odegaard for the help in getting the project completed. Our electrical footprint is being reduced, but the total energy savings will not be realized until we start utilizing those areas converted. Budget: 2022 Budget has been submitted. With the heating project and LED lighting now completed, we foresee a large reduction in the Utility Bills. Committee Members: Looking for members to join our Property Committee. Men and women are welcome. Mike Stavnes and Joe Arthurs Property Co-Chairs
White Elephant Sale – The storage units are being filled with many items that have been accumulating in basements and garages over the past two years of not having our annual sale. 2 units are completely full, 1 unit is about ¾ full and 2 units are in the beginning stages of being filled. Please mark your 2022 calendars with WES activities starting 4/18 and continuing thru 4/23 with the actual WES set for 4/23/2022. Mike Stavnes, WES Committee Member
Would you like our congregation to pray for any issues, problems, or health concerns you have? We believe in the power of prayer and know that our petitions are heard and answered. Please call the church office at 218-263-7422 and we will pass your request on to the Prayer Chain.
Please Read our New Bylaws and 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!