Growing In Faith
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church offers a number of life-giving and educational groups in which to grow and share your faith.
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22 6th Street Northwest, Hillsboro
Leaders: Pastor Joe
Start your day out right! All are welcome to come to Subway every Tuesday morning to study the Gospel lesson for the upcoming Sunday. It is a great way to start the week and makes Sunday’s sermon so much more enriching.
22 6th Street Northwest, Hillsboro
Who doesn’t love breakfast? All men are invited to Subway for breakfast, coffee, fellowship, and some Bible study, too! We study the Gospel lesson for the upcoming Sunday.
We Grow In Faith Together (GIFT) by meeting once a month during the program year (October-May). Together we will read a variety of books about faith, the Bible, and old and new “saints,” as well as discuss current issues in the church. It is a great way to broaden and deepen our understanding of God, our neighbors, and ourselves. All are welcome to try it out!
Our Books For 2015-2016 Year:
September 28: "Minimalism" by Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn. Meet two guys who at the age of 28 were working 80 hours a week, making $100K a year, in debt up to their ears, overweight, and miserable. Then, they stumbled across Minimalism, a way of life advocated by spiritual people for thousands of years. While this book is not religious in nature, it is inspirational, and we will certainly bring in our faith!
February 15: "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" by Harold Kushner. This classic book written by a rabbi offers wonderful theological perspective on a very old question. Originally printed in 1981, it continues to be re-printed because of its amazing wisdom.
April: Vote on the book!
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Lounge
Leader: Senora Almquist
Women of the Word (W.O.W.) meets Monday mornings from 9:00-10:30 am under the leadership of Senora Almquist. Using a variety of books and Bible studies, this group meets weekly October-May.
First Thursday of the month
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Dining Room
President: Marlene Oie
All women are welcome to participate in both the larger mission of the ELCA and the local mission of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Each month, we enjoy working on projects, having Bible study, and sharing a meal together.
WELCA has a Christmas luncheon every year with beautifully decorated tables. It organizes a spring luncheon and the Annual Meatball Dinner in October!
The WELCA group makes quilts that are then blessed and donated locally, regionally, and internationally to important causes. The group makes health kits, sewing kits, personal care kits, and soap, and collects glasses, stamps, and box tops and labels to benefit other organizations concerned with the welfare of people around the world.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Youth Room
Leader: Pastor Joe
Each Wednesday night between 7:30-9:00 pm youth gather for fellowship, fun, and conversation. Pastor Joe leads activities, Bible study, and music. All youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to join this group.
Our Savior’s has several music ensembles to enrich our worship experience.
Practice: 7:15-8:00 pm (September-April)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Music Room
The Senior Choir sings to bring glory to God and enhance worship at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The choir operates under the motto: To God Alone Be All The Glory. The Bible commands us to sing and praise the Lord. This group of faithful singers does just that four times each month.
Our Savior’s Light
Director: Phyllis Leraas
Before Our Savior’s Light was formed, there were only traditional worship services at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. This band brought a different worship experience to Our Savior’s and a choice in style of service. The hope of Our Savior’s Light is to make services meaningful for those worshipping.
This band leads worship at the 10:30 am service on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Director: Pastor Joe
Our youth band, Joyful Noise, brings a great deal of excitement and energy to worship at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Led by Pastor Joe, this group of young people praises the Lord and leads the congregation through contemporary Christian music.
Joyful Noise leads contemporary worship at the 10:30 am service on the third Sunday of the month.
Director: Beth Christianson-Melby
The Fire is the newest band to form at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The Fire provides modern Christian music for a contemporary worship experience. Inspired by the song “Light the Fire in My Heart Again,” The Fire hopes to inspire the congregation with a variety of musical instruments, including drums, keyboard, guitar, and violin.
This band leads worship at the 10:30 am service on the first Sunday of the month.