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

Sermons

We Walk

2 Corinthians 5:1-21July 26, 2020 Almost 50 years ago, I attended a week-long Boy Scout camp with scouts from across the state of Connecticut. Click here for service. One of the activities that we did one afternoon came to mind when I read today’s passage from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. One afternoon, the Scout leaders separated the members of our two…

The Low Road

July 19, 20202 Corinthians 2:1-10 Marge Piercy is a feminist writer and activist. Click here to view service Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers Gone to Soldiers, Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and 19 volumes of poetry. She is considered among the most significant feminist voices during the past half century. I’d like to share an excerpt from her poem, The Low Road. What…

What Binds Us

2 Corinthians 1:1-11July 12, 2020 Click here to view service We will be spending some time with the Apostle Paul and the Corinthians during the coming weeks. Last week, we finished our time with Job … following his journey from prosperity to ruin and suffering and, finally, to restoration. Throughout the journey, Job remained faithful to God and rebuked his friends who…

Speaking Rightly

July 5, 2020Job 41: 1-8; 42:1-17 Our time with Job comes to a conclusion this morning. Click here to view service We’ve journeyed with Job through his losses, through his health issues, through his friends’ attempts to console and help Job understand … rather poorly, I might add. We have seen Job’s relationship with God change. Job’s relationship becomes more direct ……

When God Shows Up

June 28, 2020Job 31:35-37; 38: 1-11 (25-27) Our journey with Job continues… Click here to watch service So far, after God has turned his life over to satan, Job has lost his children and possessions … he fights with his wife over his faith in God’s sense of justice … he’s received some pretty bad advice from three friends and … last…

Shaped By Life (Father’s Day)

June 21, 2020 Father’s Day Click here to see service Job 14: 7-15; 19: 23-27 Earlier this week, one of our church families stopped by to do a little landscaping. For the better part of a morning, the father and his daughter trimmed the hemlock bushes around the sanctuary portion of the building. He scaled a ladder with a hedge trimmer and…

A Truthful Conversation

June 14, 2020Job 3:1-10; 4:1-9; 7:11-21 There was a march in Owen Sound last week. Roughly a 1,000 people gathered at the Farmer’s Market on what one speaker called “the hottest day of the summer” to walk a couple of kilometres to the Black History Cairn in Harrison Park. The anti-racism march was sparked by the death of George Floyd under the…

Now What?

June 7, 2020Job 1: 1-22Trinity Sunday We are going to journey with Job for the next few weeks. Job’s is a story of suffering that we know well … at least by reputation. It’s a book about how suffering can alter relationships … especially the relationship with God. Click here for service Today’s passage sets the stage … the context … of…

Share Your Gifts

May 31, 2020Pentecost1 Corinthinans 12: 1-13 Part of today’s passage is a Pentecost standard. We know the story of the tongues of fire … the flames of the Spirit that rest on each of the people gathered around the table and … suddenly … each of them develops linguistic skills and is able to comprehend what the other people are saying. In…

Cradling Hope

1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57 May 24, 2020 A couple of weeks ago, someone I knew back in my undergraduate days died as a result of Covid-19. He survived the initial battle with the virus and had been transferred into a rehab unit to complete his recovery. Things were looking positive … friends and family breathed a slight sigh of relief. Then, a day…