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1029 SIXTH STREET 
PORT HURON, MI 48060

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 YOU CAN LISTEN TO OUR WEEKLY WORSHIP PODCAST, CLICK HERE: www.wphm.net

We are currently in the 7 week season of EASTER!

DUE TO THE CURRENT MEDICAL GLOBAL  CRISIS   

                                   NO IN-HOUSE GATHERING FOR AT LEAST THE  UNKNOWN PERIOD.                                                                                BUT OUR RADIO IS BROADCASTING  Simulcast on www.wphm.net at  8:30 AM SERVICE,  WPHM, 1380 AM AND  PODCAST, is always running 24/7 for severval months of music

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CURRENT INFORMATION

Church Council  DOES NOT meet this Tuesday by Executive Board Action UNTIL May due to the current HIGH rate of Co-vid, in Michigan and St. Clair Co.
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OUR HUMAN NEEDS BEFORE WE CAN SAFELY OPEN:

For planning purposes, we need FIRM COMMITMENTS for specific dates/times on an on-going schedule for several months.

Please remember our only paid staff (for the past 5+ year, unlike larger churches fully opened) is: PASTOR DON and a part-time  custodian on weekdays, who only maintains things for us on both levels.

So, here are our needs of people weekly to open, we need leaders NOW, as always!

PERSON 1: TO ORGANIZE and monitor this plan, requires VOLUNTEER 1.;

PEOPLE 3: WEEKLY  to 3 DAYS BEFORE: Team of 2-3 to clean/sanitize Sundays. Chancel, narthex, pews, doors, restrooms, only upstairs;

PEOPLE 5-7: WEEKLY AT ANY SERVICE OF WORSHIP to re-sanitize, all parts of narthex, chancel entrance points, chancel and all pews.

No need for deacons, offering plates in narthex. Maybe a worship liturgy sheet, but no traditional bulletin. No greeters. No visiting in narthex or after service, outside clear of the stairs.

OVERSEERS (3-5): ALL worshippers have and use face masks (Over their noses); worshippers maintain 6 ft. social distancing in church and hallway. Sorry!    Worshippers must sign up at door of entry!

After every service: clean up (no deacons) , sanitize, especially if there are 2 services.

These and more details will be present as we come closer in April and/or  May to      in-house worship. BUT NOW, we must organize these often not thought of for regathering, or it delays reentry!
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Some significant changes may occur, beyond our control. We may have lost our organists with retirement.

 

 

ON WEB PAGE:    SERVICES AND CLASSES,  BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES FOR FEBRUARY


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

email Pastor Don: ddoerzbach@aol.com


 

 As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America we are linked in many   with our national expression, www.elca.org  
 as well as our South East Michigan Synod,  www.semisynod.com 
 and the Blue Water Conference of sister congregations.

2020,  February 21, was our congregation's 100th year of loving, living, and serving our God and community.


DUE TO THE CURRENT MEDICAL GLOBAL  CRISIS   
                                   NO IN-HOUSE GATHERING FOR AT LEAST THE  UNKNOWN PERIOD.                                                                               
BUT OUR RADIO IS BROADCASTING  Simulcast on www.wphm.net at  8:30 AM SERVICE,  WPHM, 1380 AM AND  PODCAST, is always running 24/7 for severval months of music and Word,  on the www.WPHM.net   pod casts from HOMEPAGE, PODCAST on their HOMEPAGE    We will send you the Sunday liturgy, by email or snail mail with your addresses and names. Happy to help you worship in this in-between time! 

We would love to save some monies on postage by using WEEKLY e-mailings.  PLEASE help us by sharing your email address to:     oursaviourluth@aol.com

    

WORSHIP LIFE AT AND SEPARATED FOR OUR SAVIOUR

 We gather faithfully in all kinds of weather to renew and to our strengthen our own faith and presence of God within this world. WORSHIP is not to only 'feel good', nor a struggle between contemporary vs. traditional Gospel, but rather a blending of all strains of Christ's Church from over the centuries as well as today!

While we are a 'litugurical church', this doesn't enslave us to to anything contrary to God's Word. The heritage enriches our worship and presents the fullness of God's Word in reading and preaching. Liturgy serves us, we do not serve LITURGY!

Before you come to experience our worship, why not hear us on our weekly podcacts, WPHM.net, podcats, OUR SAVIOUR. It is a safe way to experence us.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITHIN OUR SAVIOUR

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 .

 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.

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.


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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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