Welcome to Our Savior’s in Hibbing!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019, In the Fellowship Hall at:
501 East 23rd Street, Hibbing, MN  55746.
Lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Supper/Silent Auction from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
$8 per person with a maximum of $25 per family. Children 6 and under free (eat in only).
Proceeds to benefit our Capital Campaign to replace our 67 year old heating system.
2 Timothy 1:6 “…I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…”

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We have a spaghetti feed coming up on Wednesday, October 9th for the “Keep the Home Fires Burning” fundraiser (heating system conversion). During that evening we will be holding a Silent Auction which should add a lot of interest to the evening.   We need items for that purpose. What we are looking for are unique items – something that you wouldn’t go out and buy at the store.
> Handcrafted items; 
> Thoughtful gift baskets; 
> Tickets to sporting events or concerts ;
> Activity Opportunities (eg: A guided fishing or hunting experience; a sightseeing trip; a catered meal, etc.
> Autographed memorabilia; 
> Cooking classes; 
> Delivery of baked holiday goods;  
> Resort/hotel/cabin stays; 
The ideas are endless. All of us have some special interests or talents, or know someone who does. Let’s kick off this first “Keep the Home Fires Burning” fundraiser with a successful silent auction! You will not have to monitor your auction item that night; the Committee will take care of that. If you have any ideas, wish to make a contributions, or have any questions, please contact:   
Darrold Persson 
> Email: darroldp@gmail.com
> Phone or text:  (218) 929-0562

Our Savior’s Emergency Food Shelf continues to offer a life line to those individuals/families that find themselves in unexpected circumstances.  We would encourage you to consider the Food Shelf as part of your donation .   Thank you from the Mission Action Committee

Musical Notes           
Summer is quickly passing me by.  There is a process I have to get through before I am ready for the first rehearsals.  After studying the calendar I have to decide on starting date for each group.  Next is time to look through music as I study readings for each Sunday we sing or ring.  It is important to try and coordinate with texts that are designated in the Church Year Calendar.  If what we sing seems to tie in with the preaching, it is no accident.  I do have anthems that I was not able to fit in last year and I look for places I can use them.  We have two rehearsals before the first Sunday of Fall.  They are scheduled for August 28th  in the fellowship hall and September 4th in the choir loft.  God’s Work, Our Hands service is our first venture.  We will sing “We Are Here, Lord” by David Thompson for that service.  In this text we acknowledge that we are here to ‘have our lives changed’.  On September 15th the Temple Choir sings “A Willing Heart” by Tom Fettke.  This lyric is based on Psalm 51:10-12.  The Psalms bring us so much closer to God!  Handbells begin practicing on September 11th.  We would love to see some new faces at rehearsal.  There is room in both choirs for growth so how about dropping in to a rehearsal to find out what it is all about.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays starting at 6:00 PM for Handbells and 7:00 PM for Temple Choir.   Roy    

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.

After Last Sunday we are officially launched in our Capital Campaign for Heating Upgrades at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church: Keeping the Home Fires Burning.  For the next three weeks, an anonymous donor has put forward a $3,500 matching challenge!  Simply put, $3,500 raised by October 6th multiplies to $7,000.  For the generosity, mission, and ministry of our church, thanks be to God! 

Confirmation News – Annual Overview – September 2019 – May 2020 Please save this schedule and mark your calendar Hope to see your family at worship Sundays at 9:00

3rd grade  –  Parent meeting –Sunday, Sept. 22nd in room 1 at 10:30 Bible and Sunday Morning book presentation – Sunday, Sept. 29th at 9:00 a.m. worship Sunday, Oct.13th students meet with Pastor Kevin at 10:30 am Participation project:  straighten pew racks beginning Jan. 2020

4th grade  –   Sept. pew rack helpers: Ryan Norenberg, Charlie Pocquette Be sure to attend the 4th gr. Fun Evening next Spring Participation project:  straighten pew racks as scheduled

5th grade  –   The next devotionals will be ready by Sept. 15th  You will study Communion 3 Sunday evenings during Lent. Celebration of Communion on Maundy Thursday, April 9th Participation:  Deliver devotionals

6th grade  –   Thank you for willingly serving as Acolytes! Class Retreat at church Friday, March 13th-Saturday, March 14th We will study the Lord’s Prayer Participation: Acolyte throughout the year as scheduled

Kickoff: As always, the official kickoff for this year’s combined Confirmation Ministry will begin with a fun conference wide youth event, which is sponsored by the Laurentian Youth Leadership Project (LYLP) of the Laurentian Conference (our conference within the NE MN Synod of the ELCA), and will take place the evening of Wednesday, September 25th. Joy Hershel is the special speaker and the OSLC Worship Band will provide uplifting music.  This is the start of our program year and youth are expected to make every effort to attend. Details are as follows: 

· Who?7th-11th graders           (Yes, you too 11th graders) · What? The start of our Confirmation Kick-Off · When? Wednesday, September 25th,6:30-8:00 p.m.· Where?  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hibbing, our church! Expectations:  Each grade, 7th-10th, will meet for 22 Wednesday evening classes and the Kickoff.  Youth are expected to make every effort to not miss more than 3 of those classes throughout the year.  If you believe you might miss more than 3 Wednesday evening classes, it is important that you reach out to your pastor.

7th-10th grades –    Class dates are Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, (16-no class), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 Participation:  10 sermon notes, 10 hours of service 

7th grade  –   Study of the Old Testament – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at OSLC taught by Pastor Kevin Middle School Youth Gathering, Cragun’s Resort, Nov. 22-23. Acolyte as scheduled

8th grade  –   Study of the New Testament – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at OSLC with Pastor Kevin Middle School Youth Gathering, Cragun’s Resort, Nov. 22-23. Acolyte as scheduled

9th grade  –  Lutheran History and Catechism- Wednesdays at 7:00 at OSLC taught by Pastor Sarah Middle School Youth Gathering, Cragun’s Resort, Nov. 22-23.

10th grade –  Study of Lutheran Living– Wednesdays at 7:00 at OSLC taught by Pastor Sarah

11th grade – Important Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 6:45 p.m. at OSLC for Confirmands, Parents and Mentors Confirmation is Sunday Oct. 27th at a special 11:00 am. service at First Lutheran, a very special day!  Be sure to have your family, sponsors and mentors mark their calendars. Participation: Complete any incomplete work and meet with your mentor.

Dear Friends in Christ. It is the time of year when our kids are heading back to school. That includes Sunday School. Youth from Pre-K to 6th grade are invited to join us. Class will start after children’s sermon on Sunday, September 15th with class ending at 10:20. We will continue the schedule as last year with classes and a worship with family Sunday. The students will conduct service projects three times this year. We are also looking for teachers. Please prayerfully consider giving your time to the youth of our church. The curriculum is new and user friendly. If you have any questions or would like to join the Sunday School team please contact Heather Pinkoski at (218) 966-6655 or email at mnheather@msn.com   In Christ, Heather Pinkoski , Sunday School Superintendent

Those mouthwatering PASTIES are back!!  Just in time for deer hunting season.  October 23rd & 24th are the days set aside to make and bake pasties.  They are $6.00 each.  Pick up will be Thursday, Oct. 24th from 11- 4pm.  Reserve yours now by calling the office at 263-7422.

Fall Work Day– Saturday, September 21st-Camp Vermilion- 9 am check-in and coffee-12:30 pm Lunch.  Groups are welcome to continue working after lunch, enjoy a few hours at camp or depart for home.  Please let us know by September 18th if you plan to join us.  Call 218-666-5465 for more information. 

Fall Festival – October 6, 2017, 2-5 pm at Camp Hiawatha.  The cost is $5/person ($20 family maximum).  Lots of fun activities and games.  Please RSVP by Oct 3rd. For more information call 800-331-5148 or 218-666-5465.

Paddle building workshop – October 11th-13th at Camp Vermilion. Cost: $250 per paddle (includes food, lodging, instruction and material).  For more information call 800-331-5148 or 218-666-5465.

Quilting Getaway – October 25th-27th at Camp Vermilion.  Cost is $125 per person (includes meals, snacks and lodging).  For more information call 800-331-5148 or 218-666-5465.

Northern St. Louis County Housing SummitPlease join others – from across the Iron Range – to discuss solutions to End homelessness! Where:  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church , 501 East 23rd Street, Hibbing MN , When:Thursday, September 26th , Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm , Free lunch provided — free transportation – call Anna at 218-735-6849 RSVP not required but is appreciated to:  hlindula@lasnem.org or 218-735-6003

Your help is needed:  Pastor Kevin is composing a friendly letter to the “Sons and Daughters”  (adults that grew up in this congregation but are no longer in the area) of OSLC.  However, the office is in need of their addresses, please list those you know on any piece of  paper or complete a coral colored form, found in the narthex, office table or in the fellowship hall and return it to the office. If you prefer, send an email to oslchibb@mchsi.com.  Thank you in advance of your help.

Caring for Creation: What Could It Look Like in Your Congregation? A gathering for lay leaders and ministry staff Monday, September 30, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (including a simple lunch, freewill). Hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Cook . Led by members of the NE MN Synod EcoFaith Network’s Leadership Team. Sponsored by the Laurentain Conference . Pray – Learn – Imagine – Connect

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.

Council Meeting Highlights (August 13, 2019)

  • Reviewed OSLC’s actions of mission and ministry during the previous and upcoming months: A Community Transformed by Christ to be Christ in the World!
  • July Financial Report: Income is behind expenses; in fact, total income is down and total expenses are up from this same time in 2018
  • Capital Campaign: congregational info meeting on Sept. 15; spaghetti feed and silent auction fundraiser on Oct. 9; options are being set up (through Vanco Financial Solutions) for donating online via our website, by free app on mobile phone, and by texting
  • God’s Work, Our Hands: Sept. 8; church at 10 followed by potluck, then service projects
  • Discussed OSLC’s current policy prohibiting raffles; a proposal of parameters within which we may allow a raffle will be reviewed at the next council meeting
  • 2020 Budget Request Forms will be provided to committees in September


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!