MUSICAL NOTES — It has been wonderful seeing so many of you at mid-week Lenten Services. Preparation has so very much to do with the celebration of Easter. I have always found the hymn “Were You There” so poignant! It asks VERY hard questions. I remember my cousin complaining about Twins fans that weren’t ‘there’ when the team was struggling but would be the first in line for playoff tickets. Alright, I know that it isn’t the same as the journey from Lent to Easter (maybe for a few ‘die-hards’). Not the same thing for sure. But at the same time, would you have been following Jesus and not turned away before things got messy? What would your response have been if you were recognized as a ‘follower?’ The music that we select for Palm Sunday to Easter moves us from Hosannas to Passion and to the Easter Alleluia! For Palm Sunday we sing “Sing Hosanna” to usher in Jesus. On Good Friday the choir offers “God So Loved the World” to remind us of the greatest event of all time. We are then ready for “Christians, Sing Joyfully” to celebrate the Resurrected Lord! For those that are able to attend these important services, please do. Easter will take place whether we fill our church or not. Let’s make a priority of filling our church as in the past. Let’s all make our faith statement by celebrating in the company of others. The entire staff is committed to making this the best event we possibly can. Don’t come to flatter us but because you just cannot resist affirming your faith and personal journey. Roy
Council Meeting Highlights (March 8, 2022)
- The Council met in Room 1.
- The General Fund as of February 28, 2022 was at ($5,969.73).
- A discussion was held to start forming the OSLC Church Directory committee.
- The 2020 Audit has been completed by Jill Klapatch, Greg Hoag, and Fred Fawkes with the help of Cindy Eggert.
- Prayers and donations are the best way to support Ukraine. A list of agencies that are committed to the work and safe delivery of our financial resources can be found on the OSLC Facebook group. A letter from ELCIR and Bishop Eaton is also included on the page.
- The Council discussed additional options on how to receive donations, specifically from the younger generation.
- The next Council meeting is April 12th.
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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!