Mission Statement: The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour desires to be a community of Christians whose faith is active in love.

Sermons

What Do You Hear?

October 17, 2021 1 Samuel 3: 1-21 It has been a rough day … all you want to do is put your feet up and relax. Your partner, however, wants to share their day with you. Click here for service They recount the key moments of their day … the conflict at work … the unreasonable boss’s latest idea … some of…

God’s Nourishment

October 10, 2021 Exodus 16: 1-18 A lot has happened between last Sunday and today. Click here for service After the burning bush, Moses and Aaron went to Egypt … expended a lot of time and energy convincing the hard-hearted pharaoh to release the people who were enslaved … unleashing plague after plague upon Egypt before Pharaoh relented. Then, the freed slaves…

What’s In A Name?

October 3, 2021Exodus 2:23-25, 3;1-15, 4:10-17Back in the late 80s, I had just moved from Connecticut to Dryden and was just getting to know my new colleagues at the newspaper and my new surroundings. Click here for service Donna and newborn Jay would arrive in Dryden a couple of months down the road. The only family with me was Theodore, our German…

Recognition

September 26, 2021 Genesis 27: 1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17 Today, Jacob is on the run. He’s done some questionable things and now he’s worried that he’ll be called to account for them. Click here for service At the urging of his mother, Rebekah, Jacob tricks his blind father, Isaac, into giving him the blessing intended for his brother, Esau. When Esau returns from…

Questions, Questions

September 19, 2021Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 When we are able to host Bible studies, one of interesting things that we do is known as a Lectio Divina. Click here for service This involves having participants reading the same passage from different versions of the Bible aloud. When this is done, you can recognize the differences in the translations … and some of the…

Breath of Life

September 12, 2021Genesis 1:1 – 2:4aIf you’ve visited my office, you might have noticed this painting sitting on the air conditioner. I painted it for one of my final courses at the seminary. It was a summer course … this is a point needs to be kept in mind. Click here for service There was only one assignment in the course ……

Stand Firm

August 29, 2021Ephesians 6:10-20 There’s a movie called “A Knight’s Tale” that came out about 20 years ago. Click here for service In the movie, a squire assumes knighthood when his knight master dies unexpectedly so that he and his friends aren’t left destitute. The new knight and his friends begin to travel to tournaments in an effort to gain wealth and…

Have The Conversation

August 22, 2021Ephesians 4: 1-16One of the effects that the pandemic has had on the church is that it has elevated the challenges congregations faced before Covid was a word in the world’s vocabulary. Click here for service Congregations that were on the edge in early 2020 have had to close their doors … others that were struggling financially are struggling even…

Complaining

August 8, 2021 Pentecost 11 John 6:35, 41-51 Rev. Paul GehrsAssistant to the National Bishop, Justice and Leadership I live on Treaty One Territory: the land of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. I am grateful for the historic and ongoing stewardship of water, land, community and spirituality offered by Indigenous Elders and leaders.…

God’s peace be with you, Below is a link to tomorrow’s service. Since I am taking a couple of weeks holiday, the guest preacher is Bishop Jason Zinko of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the ELCIC. Click here for service I hope that you find time in your summer schedule to take in the service and hear Bishop Jason’s lesson from…