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1029 SIXTH STREET 
PORT HURON, MI 48060

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UPDATED:   DECEMBER 1, 2021

TODAY'S WORSHIP CAN NOW BE HEARD ON WWW.WPHM.NET

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


OUR SAVIOUR has been back for in-house worship, 8:30 am since June, 2021

Our weekly radio broadcast, simulcast, and podcast is a regular in the proclamation of God's Word.

Join us for the 101st year of faithful service in our area.

ADVENT  ONE!

8:30- IN PERSON WORSHIP

Communion Sundays-
1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.

Join us around Christ's Table!

 SERVICE TIME:

8:30 ONLY

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THIS WEEK'S NEWS FOR YOU!
December Announcements 2021

·      Effective December 12th OSL Radio Broadcast time will change to 11 am.

·      On December 19th we will hold both an 8:30 and 11 o’clock in person worship service, led by LLM Scott Pike.
 

December Birthdays    

12/02 Dan Soulliere
12/04 Sally Sawyer
12/05 Jennifer Whitmore
12/06 Brandon Mack
12/12 James Borntrager
12/14 Draven Erickson
12/15 Bradley Detary
12/16 Maxine Bauchman
12/17 David Creech
12/19 Sandy Smith
12/21 Gene Downing
12/22 Jane Borntrager
12/23 Sue Chenoski
12/24 Joeseph Coulthard
12/24 Bill Kronner
12/26 Barbara Oswald
12/27 Toni Gaines
12/28 Denise Fearnow
12/29 Karry Bland

PLEASE NOTE / GUIDE MEMBERS/FRIENDS....
RADIO BROADCAST MOVES SUNDAY, DEC. 12 
BACK TO OUR 85 YR HISTORY OF 11 AM, ON WPHM/PODCAST
Our Annual ELCA World Hunger APPEAL Offering
Use your envelop in your box or designate your envelope/check for this
SPECIAL Thanksgiving time offering for global benevolence and not for our benefit!
Your gifts gathered through Christmas will transmitted DURING to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americna to the needs of natural disasters, and famines.
PLEASE be generous!
DECEMBER CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: DEC.14. PLEASE REPRESENT OUR PEOPLE AND COMMON MINISTRY
 THANK YOU for supporting the youth clothing drive in partnership of other local segments of our PH community for a nearby school. " BLEST to be a BLESSING!"
> Our daily devotional booklets are available on the narthex currently.
Do YOU have yours? Continue feeding your spirit!

   


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.



WORSHIP LIFE AT AND SEPARATED FOR OUR SAVIOUR

 We gather faithfully in all kinds of weather to renew and to strengthen our 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 'liturgical church', this doesn't enslave us to do 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 podcasts, WPHM.net, podcasts, OUR SAVIOUR. It is a safe way to experience 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 11 am worship
Host/Hostess for special Events, concerts during the year
Greeter at the front door before worship service
Attend/Participate in monthly potlucks

Contact pastor:
Call/send greeting cards to absentees, ill, prayer life, homebound
Organize, work with others for the annual Church Picnic
Volunteer to photograph church events, and provide to the church office the digital originals for possible use  YOUR suggestions?

 EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES:

Organize, plan, staff and select VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, first full week in August Any portion.
Serve on our Board of Education: dreaming, decision-making, implementation of educational ministries
Serve on our YOUTH COMMITTEE: 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 the 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 the upstairs classroom.
Flower beds on the 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 fridge 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 them 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


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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 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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