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1029 SIXTH STREET

PORT HURON, MI 48060

God's Work. Our Hands.

Embrace God's Promise Of True Compassion and Love

OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN

DONALD R. DOERZBACHER, PASTOR

1029 SIXTH STREET

PORT HURON, MI   48060


      

THE GLORY OF THESE DAYS, BECAUSE CHRIST HAS ARISEN!

  

WEBSITE UPDATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 27

April 23, 2017


Service and Gathering Times
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.,
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

(Worship Services)
12 pm-12:40 pm.  COFFEE HOUR WEEKLY
POTLUCKS: GENERALLY, 4TH SUNDAY UNLESS CONFLICTS/HOLIDAYS

WEEKLY GATHERINGS

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.








BRAND NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Mondays April 24, 6:30-8 pm thru mid-June.

Selected by members: THE BOOK OF ROMANS 

CHURCH NEWS NOTES

JOIN US IN THE STUDY OF GOD'S WORD

MONDAY EVENINGS, 6:30-8:00 PM
TOPICS CHOSEN BY PARTICIPANTS:

UPCOMING MAY EVENTS:

MAY 8, MONDAY- @ OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7PM AND RECEPTION FOLLOWING
THE PORT HURON MUSICALE OF THE WOMEN'S CHORUS

Presenting

100 YEARS OF SINGING

7 pm, Admission free, freewill offering for music scholarships

and

TRAVEL WITH US TO FRANKENMUTH

THURSDAY, MAY 11, DEPARTING 9AM.

COST: $45. NON-REFUNDABLE,
FOR TRANSPORTATION (PREFERRED CHARTERS) AND YOUR LUNCH AT
ONE OF THE TWO CHICKEN RESTURANTS AND FOR BUS, 35 PAID RIDERS, NEEDED

RETURN IN LATE AFTERNOON.

MUST BE PRE-PAID (CASH) AT OUR SAVIOUR BY MAY 8!

LESS THAN 35 TRAVELERS WILL CAUSE TRIP TO BE CANCELLED.

and

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Weekly thru May 17 meal, choirs, youth groups, classes, closing inter-generational session in sanctuary

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITHIN OUR SAVIOUR

MUSIC MINISTRY:
Chime Choir
Hand Bell Choir
Youth Vocal Choir
Adult Vocal Choir
Individual instruments- to accompany service Music
Vocalists, Cantors
Special Music during summer
Combo contemporary music groups
Your suggestions?

WORSHIP MINISTRY:
Lectors: Scripture Lesson Readers- Youth and Adults
Deacons: Assisting Minister to liturgy, Communion Assistants
Greeters: Welcoming worshippers
Design and make Banners
Altar Guild: Behind the scenes support for Sacraments, Candles, Paraments, etc.
Chancel drama: Design, Direct, Script, Cast, and share in worship
YOUR suggestions?

FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY:
Sponsor/co-sponsor a COFFEE HOUR after 11am worship
Host/Hostess for special Events, concerts during the year
Greeter at front door prior to worship service
Attend/Participate in monthly potlucks
Attend/Participate in weekly Wonderful Wednesday meals, activities
Host future cottage meetings 3 sites, in early fall- Contact pastor
Call/send greeting cards to absentees, ill, prayer life, homebound
Organize, work with others for annual Church Picnic
Volunteer to photograph church events, and provide to church office the digital originals for possible use
YOUR suggestions?

 EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES:

Serve 1-2 x month with CHILDREN'S SERMON
Organist, plan, staff and select VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, first full week in August Any portion.
on our Board of Education: dreaming, decision-making, implementation of educational ministries
Serve on our YOUTH COMMITTE: planning, organizing, implementing Christian and FUN events/activities for our youth and families.
Staffing for August VBS: crafts, teachers, support, meals, music, etc. Music school component for older youth, play with/teach.
YOUR suggestions?

CARING MINISTRY:

Prayer Chain Ministry- call office for more details
Home shut-in Communion Ministry- See Pastor
Offer a smile, introduce yourself to those you do not know their names (not just those Your suggestions?

 SUPPORTING  STAFF:
Assist with bulletin folding/production
Assist with monthly newsletter assembling and post office transfer, calculations.
Availability to do small office tasks
Learn software for bulletin formation, requires pre-existing computer skills
YOUR suggestions?

 OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE BEYOND OUR WALLS:

Soup Kitchen, cooking serving, cleaning for the indigent of our community
Habitat for Humanity: Job site work and possible food baskets this summer for the workers to eat- See Pastor
Neighborhood Ecumenical Team (NET): monthly inter-church group coordinating material assistance to needy. Monthly meeting.
August NATIONAL NIGHT OUT hosted at FIRST CONGEGATION. See Pastor, as details are made by churches.
More opportunities as they become available to our people.
YOUR suggestions??

 BUILDING, GROUNDS, PROPERTIES:

Assist with Tasks as TRUSTEES identify on erasable board in upstairs classroom.
Flower beds on property, work with Sally Sawyer and TRUSTEES.
All types of talents, skills, general laborers, always need- check of tasks with your availability. KEN PARRY
See something that needs to be returned, please do so.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Bring in for a coffee hour:  make sure refrig is emptied, counters cleared, coffee pot emptied, drained, off.
Ovens: turned off, and temp down, burners, off.
Classrooms, sanctuary, parlor, any room, tables clear, wipe as needed
Discard old bulletins found in hymnals, pews.
In this way, we are can all care in some portion, to maintain a good appearance of our property. THANK YOU.
If you borrow: videos, anything, be sure to return it promptly.

 

 

















Plant Roots With Believers In a Christian Church

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Grow with God at  OUR Lutheran church that is committed to its community. Whether you are a lifelong Lutheran or seeking to learn more, join our community of believers at a service on Sunday or one of our church choirs on Wednesday.

Services & Classes
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In addition to serving church members with Sunday services, we offer group catechism classes and a youth ministry. Learn to identify more deeply with your faith and the Christian community when you join us for one of our ministries.

Church Programs
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Celebrate your love and commitment to one another at our church. Our secretary can send or provide you from the office a breakdown of fees for different services for your wedding to make it special for you! We also have A/C for hot summer weddings.

Our Pastor also performs baptisms for children and adults who wish to complete this sacrament.

Weddings & Baptisms


SPECIAL THIS LENTEN SEASON:

Our participating downtown Port Huron congregations raise $1,179. thru 5 LENTEN LUNCHEONS

PRESENTATION OF THIS ACHIEVEMENT WAS MADE AT THE monthly meetinjg of the OLDE TOWN churches, April 19 at 3pm.

Recipient: BLUE WATER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.






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About Us

Our Saviour Lutheran Church is a Christian church in Port Huron, Michigan. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (ELCA), we emphasize the relationship with God available through the Holy Spirit. Our view of God embraces his promise of steadfast love and mercy and enables us to live a life of bold trust and generous service.

The church was organized in 1920 when members from a local Lutheran congregation wanted worship services in English.



Since the church's beginnings, there have only been three pastors. Our current pastor, Don Doerzbacher, has been serving our community since April, 1993. In addition to regular worship services, his sermons can be heard every Sunday via podcast.

Martin Luther, an influential figure in the Protestant Reformation, described the exuberant freedom of, "a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that believers would stake their lives on it a thousand times." He also wrote, "Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, this faith. It is impossible for it not to be doing good things unceasingly." Join our welcoming and joyful community and grow and serve in the location where God has planted you.

Learn More About the Our Saviour Lutheran Church



LIFE AT OUR SAVIOUR

The congregation originated in 1920 when members of Trinity Lutheran Church wanted to have services in the English language.  The library, now the Museum of Art and History, was used until 1922 when the home on this corner was purchased.  Services were held on the first floor of the home while the Pastor and his family lived upstairs.

The present sanctuary was dedicated in 1933, built at the cost of 30,000 dollars.

Radio broadcast of the 8:30 o-clock service has continued since April 2nd, 1939.

Stained glass windows were installed in 1944.  There are in series, depicting the life, teaching, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. 

Educational unit was built in 1961.