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1029 SIXTH STREET 
PORT HURON, MI 48060

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Sunday, MAY 16 and previous weeks..... 

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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 several months of music

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PLAYLIST FOR EASTER  MAY 16, 2021   COMMUNION

PRELUDE                       #6, GO TO TELL IT MOUNTAIN

    SPARK,  cd,  2:13

GATHERING  HYMN: # 3,   3:11,  HE TOUCHED       GATHER PRAISE BAND

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

HYMN OF PRAISE # 4, TO GOD BE THE GLORY, instrumental piano THE MUSIC OF LIFE, VOL. 3    BRUCE HUGHES

HYMN OF THE DAY: # 7, 4:31, JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS

ALL DAY SINGING, GAITHERS

OFFERING: # 10,   SEEK YE FIRST THE KINDOM OF GOD,  3:38

HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS (BLUE COVER)

Bradley Joseph

SENDING # 1,   3:04,  WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN

CASTING CROWN.GLORIOUS DAY: SONGS FAITH

POSTLUDE: # 2, 4:04, GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, 

THE BEST OF DAVID PHELPS

FEED ON THESE THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK…

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26   Psalm 1   1 John 5:9-13   John 17:6-19

FIRST READING: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

In the days between Jesus' ascension and Pentecost, Peter oversees the process whereby one of the members of the community of believers is chosen to be the twelfth apostle, in order to fill the vacancy created by Judas's treachery and death.

15In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, 16"Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus—17for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry." 21So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of 

these must become a witness with us to his resurrection." 23So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. 24Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place." 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

WORD OF GOD, WORD OF LIFE.

THANKS BE TO GOD.

PSALM: Psalm 1

The LORD knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)

1Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel | of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats | of the scornful!

2Their delight is in the law | of the LORD, and they meditate on God's teaching | day and night. The LORD knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)

3They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season,

with leaves that | do not wither; everything they | do shall prosper.

4It is not so | with the wicked; they are like chaff which the wind | blows away.

5Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when | judgment comes, nor the sinner in the council | of the righteous.

6For the LORD knows the way | of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall | be destroyed. The LORD knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)

SECOND READING: 1 John 5:9-13

God has borne witness to the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Whoever believes in the Son of God believes in the witness of God and has the promise of eternal life.

9If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. 10Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  

13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

WORD OF GOD, WORD OF LIFE.

THANKS BE TO GOD.

TODAY’S GOSPEL IS FROM THE 17TH CHAP OF ST. JOHN

GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

GOSPEL: John 17:6-19

In this reading the church hears Jesus' words on the night before his death—his prayer for his disciples and for all who would believe in him through their words.

[Jesus prayed:] 6"I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.

"Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. 16They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth."

THIS IS THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD.

THANKS BE TO GOD.

 

 

 

 

  

CURRENT INFORMATION

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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 ongoing schedule for several months.

Please remember our only paid staff (for the past 5+ years, unlike larger churches fully opened) is: PASTOR DON and a part-time  custodian on weekdays, who only maintain 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 the narthex, chancel entrance points, chancel, and all pews.

No need for deacons, offering plates in the narthex. Maybe a worship liturgy sheet, but no traditional bulletin. No greeters. No visiting in the 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 the 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 organ player with retirement.


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

Diet of Worms

April 18, 1521   April 18, 2021

Today marks 500 years since Martin Luther stood before the emperor at the Diet of Worms to defend his beliefs. This is where he is said to have famously proclaimed, “Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.” He spoke truth to power and did not back down from the fear of being cast out or excommunicated.

 500 years later, here WE stand hoping to do the same. Our current reality IS NOT OKAY. It is NOT okay to speak words of hate. It is NOT okay to use xenophobic words or phrases. It is NOT okay to act violently. It is NOT okay to stay silent when people are being murdered in our very own neighborhoods. It is NOT okay.

 Here we stand AGAINST hate speech.

Here we stand AGAINST racism.

Here we stand AGAINST systematic discrimination.

Here we stand FOR equity.

 Join us in standing for what we believe in just

as Martin Luther did all those years ago.

Here we stand, we can do no other. God help us. Amen.

 


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 several months of music and Word,   on the www.WPHM.net  podcasts 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 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
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 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:

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 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.


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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.

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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