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PASTIES!! PASTIES!! PASTIES!! Galore Quick easy meal-great for 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.

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

News from Mission Action Committee They will hunger no more.   Revelation 7:16

This year our annual Offering of Letters will be held on Sunday Nov. 10th and the campaign is called “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow”. The letters will be sent to our Senators and Representative to urge them to pass H.Res.189 and S.Res.260. The resolutions are to urge Congress to increase funding for global nutrition programs. At the same time, our government should strengthen its capacity to address malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition are fueling migration from Central America so increased funding will provide lifesaving nutrition to mothers and children who are the most vulnerable. Every child deserves a chance to survive and thrive. When children thrive, so do economies leading to greater global economic and political stability. Increased access to nutritious food and vitamins and ensuring safe drinking water and sanitation will enable children to grow and reach their full potential.    We will have letters for you to sign and we will send them or you may choose to write your own.  Out of our love for Jesus we can be a voice for all those that suffer from malnutrition and its impacts. Let’s encourage our leaders to unite for a common cause for which millions of children, especially, stand to gain.

Musical Notes           
The Fall always starts out with a bang!  We had a couple of substantial services to prepare for with “God’s Work, Our Hands” and the following week our “Capital Campaign” kick-off.  It is going to be a challenging year for our church.  With that challenge comes a great opportunity for growth.  We are given a chance to grow in our faith, to increase our commitment and level of service and to reach out to others in special ways.  There are certainly a number of people just waiting to be asked to participate in some way.  Let us all reach out with encouraging words.  That said, I reach out to the congregation to consider participating in Temple Choir or the Handbell Choir.  We are all enriched by coming together on Wednesdays and using what talents we have been given to express our love in service.  It is all about being part of something very special.  We will be sharing an anthem entitled  ”Come, Receive God’s Blessing” by Don Besig on October 6th.  This is a Communion anthem addressing our need to ‘take this bread and let our hungry hearts be fed’.  We truly NEED this nourishment!  And then on October 20th the chosen selection is “Savior, Shepherd, Lead  Us” with music by Steven Strite.  We sing of Jesus as our Shepherd who will receive us in our sinful state and cleanse us so we might be free!  What wonderful news indeed.  Handbells have begun rehearsing and we will soon be able to share our efforts with you.  Sunday services are not the same without your participation!                                      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.

Just a reminder:   there will be NO Confirmation on Wednesday, October 16th as it is MEA weekend.

Confirmation News – Hope to see your family at worship Sundays at 9:00

3rd grade  –  If you did not receive your Bible and copy of Good Morning please see Cindy in the office. Sunday, Oct.13th students meet with Pastor Kevin at 10:30 am . Participation project:  straighten pew racks beginning Jan. 2020

4th grade  –   October pew rack helpers: Rose B, Aubry K Be sure to attend the 4th gr. Fun Evening next Spring Participation project:  straighten pew racks as scheduled

5th grade  –   The Fall/Winter devotionals are ready   You will study Communion 3 Sunday evenings during Lent. Celebration of Communion on Maundy Thursday, April 9th Participation:  Deliver devotionals

6th grade  –  Class Retreat at church Friday, March 13th-Saturday, March 14th. We will study the Lord’s Prayer Participation: Acolyte throughout the year as scheduled

7th-10th grades –    Wednesday classes meet at 7 pm at Our Savior’s. Class dates are 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 Attend midweek Lenten services. Classes resume (7th – 9th gr. ) April 22, 29 and May 6. Participation:  10 sermon notes, 10 hours of service. Acolyte as scheduled (7th & 8th gr) 

11th grade – Rehearsal and Confirmation Celebration Meal for Confirmands, their families and Mentors Wednesday, Oct. 23 at First Lutheran at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Our Holly Days Bazaar this year will be held on Saturday, November 9th, from 11-2pm. As always, we are looking for donations and volunteers to work.  We are asking for Christmas cookies, bakery/deli and pies.  We will also be needing volunteers the week of the bazaar to help with the lefse, doughnut making and preparing the turkeys and vegetables for our delicious turkey salad.  Thank you in advance. If you have any questions, please contact one of the co-chairs: Patty at 263-4519 or Laurie at 262-1798.

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.

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.

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 (September 10, 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!
  • August Financial Report: Income is behind expenses; track if Sept. giving (post-summer) improves; meet with Financial Secretary to assess trends and whether Capital Campaign is impacting first-fruits giving
  • Capital Campaign: congregational info meeting on Sept. 15; spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Oct. 9
  • Policy on raffles delayed till next meeting
  • Discussed Bishop Aitken’s Pastoral Letter on Sanctuary; we will request a summary from the Synod for use in our newsletter
  • Approved Portico insurance plan for 2020

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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!