Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1600 West Oakland Avenue Austin, Minnesota 55912
507-437-4516
© 2017  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church    All Rights Reserved
We are a Community Centered in Christ, Committed to Equipping God’s People for Life and Service in God’s World.
As   Christians   we   are   called   to   be   the   body   of   Christ,   doing   God’s   work   in   the   world.   At   Our   Savior’s   there   are   many   ways   to   serve   on   a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis in our community and around the world.
Mission Jamaica This   “vacation   with   a   purpose”   week-long   mission   trip   typically   takes   place   in   January.   Volunteers spend   the   week   providing   care   at   West   Haven   Children’s   Home   and   building   housing   for   J’bode   in Jamaica. For more information, contact the OSLC office
Operation Angel Food (Backpack Program) Each    Friday    morning    from    8:30-10    a.m.    during    the    school    year,    volunteers    gather    at    Banfield Elementary   to   pack   100+   backpacks   with   food   for   the   weekend   for   students   in   need.   Our   Savior’s supports   this   ministry   by   collecting   food   items   and   monetary   donations;   volunteers   for   Friday   morning are also always needed. For details, contact Marcia Pedersen
Habitat for Humanity/Community Home Improvement Project OSLC   volunteers   lend   a   hand   each   summer   to   work   with   CHIP   (Community   Home   Improvement   Project) for   a   week   at   the   end   of   June.      Typically   we   paint   a   house,   but   work   may   also   include   landscaping, concrete   work,   debris   removal,   installing   railings,   etc.      Work   day   starts   at   9:30   and   ends   at   3:30.     Contact the church office
Salvation Army Volunteers   from   OSLC   prepare   and   serve   a   meal   of   lasagna   at   the   Salvation Army   on   the   third   Thursday of   every   month.      Two   volunteers   meet   to   prepare   the   meal   at   2:30   and   three   volunteers   serve   from 4:45-6:15.      In   December   volunteers/families   ring   for   a   Salvation   Army   Red   Kettle   site.      There   are   also opportunities to help with Thanksgiving basket distribution, toy drive, and Toy Shop. Contact the church office
Global Health Ministries GHM,   located   in   Fridley,   is   our   destination   the   fourth   Tuesday   of   the   month   to   sort   and   pack   medical supplies   for   Lutheran   Hospitals   around   the   world.   We   leave   at      7:30   a.m.   and   return   by   4:30   p.m. Details about GHM can be found at www.ghm.org  Contact the church office
Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer   shawls   become   a   tangible   reminder   of   God’s   loving   embrace   for   those   experiencing   a   challenging time   due   to   illness,   loss,   loneliness,   or   some   other   circumstance.   For   those   who   wish   to   become involved   in   knitting   or   crocheting   prayer   shawls,   basic   patterns   are   available   as   handouts.   Anyone   is invited to select a prayer shawl from the rack in the Atrium to deliver to a friend in need. Contact Karen Behling
Newborn Knitters Knit,   crochet,   or   sew   hats   for   newborns   and   Pediatric   Chemo   patients.   This   group   meets   at   9:00   on   the second   Saturday   of   the   month   to   share   patterns   and   learn   together.   No   experience   necessary!   Contact Kim Richardson
Quilts and Crafts At   9:00   on   the   second   and   fourth   Monday   of   every   month   except   November   and   December,   this   group meets   in   Knutson   Hall   to   make   quilts   and   do   crafts,   pack   clothing,   or   do   sewing   projects   for   various organizations.   This   is   a   great   way   to   get   to   know   some   wonderful   women   and   do   some   important ministry for people across the world. Contact Shar Westrick or Harriet Ivers
Community Garden The   mission   of   our   garden   is   to   show   God’s   love   to   others   by   working   together   in   community,   sharing produce   and   land   with   those   in   need,   and   by   providing   opportunities   to   learn   about   and   care   for   God’s creation.      There   are   two   parts   to   our   garden:   a   Giving   Garden   where   congregation   members   grow produce   to   donate   to   the   Salvation   Army   food   shelf,   and   allotment   plots   for   members   of   Our   Savior’s who   wish   to   garden   but   lack   the   available   space   at   home.      All   members   are   welcome   to   join   us   in   the Giving Garden harvest and maintenance.  Contact the church office   to learn how you can be involved.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1600 West Oakland Avenue Austin, Minnesota 55912
507-437-4516
© 2015  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church    All Rights Reserved
We are a Community Centered in Christ, Committed to Equipping God’s People for Life and Service in God’s World.
As    Christians    we    are    called    to    be    the    body    of Christ,    doing    God’s    work    in    the    world.    At    Our Savior’s   there   are   many   ways   to   serve   on   a   weekly, monthly,    or    yearly    basis    in    our    community    and around the world.
Mission Jamaica This   “vacation   with   a   purpose”   week-long   mission   trip   typically takes   place   in   January.   Volunteers   spend   the   week   providing   care at   West   Haven   Children’s   Home   and   building   housing   for   J’bode   in Jamaica. For more information, contact the OSLC office
Operation Angel Food (Backpack Program) Each   Friday   morning   from   8:30-10   a.m.   during   the   school   year, volunteers   gather   at   Banfield   Elementary   to   pack   100+   backpacks with    food    for    the    weekend    for    students    in    need.    Our    Savior’s supports    this    ministry    by    collecting    food    items    and    monetary donations;   volunteers   for   Friday   morning   are   also   always   needed. For details, contact Marcia Pedersen
Habitat    for    Humanity/Community    Home    Improvement Project OSLC    volunteers    lend    a    hand    each    summer    to    work    with    CHIP (Community   Home   Improvement   Project)   for   a   week   at   the   end   of June.       Typically    we    paint    a    house,    but    work    may    also    include landscaping,   concrete   work,   debris   removal,   installing   railings,   etc.     Work day starts at 9:30 and ends at 3:30.  Contact the church office
Salvation Army Volunteers   from   OSLC   prepare   and   serve   a   meal   of   lasagna   at   the Salvation    Army    on    the    third    Thursday    of    every    month.        Two volunteers   meet   to   prepare   the   meal   at   2:30   and   three   volunteers serve   from   4:45-6:15.      In   December   volunteers/families   ring   for   a Salvation   Army   Red   Kettle   site.      There   are   also   opportunities   to help    with    Thanksgiving    basket    distribution,    toy    drive,    and    Toy Shop. Contact the church office
Global Health Ministries GHM,   located   in   Fridley,   is   our   destination   the   fourth   Tuesday   of the   month   to   sort   and   pack   medical   supplies   for   Lutheran   Hospitals around   the   world.   We   leave   at      7:30   a.m.   and   return   by   4:30   p.m. Details   about   GHM   can   be   found   at   www.ghm.org    Contact   the church office
Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer   shawls   become   a   tangible   reminder   of   God’s   loving   embrace for    those    experiencing    a    challenging    time    due    to    illness,    loss, loneliness,   or   some   other   circumstance.   For   those   who   wish   to become   involved   in   knitting   or   crocheting   prayer   shawls,   basic patterns   are   available   as   handouts.   Anyone   is   invited   to   select   a prayer   shawl   from   the   rack   in   the   Atrium   to   deliver   to   a   friend   in need. Contact Karen Behling
Newborn Knitters Knit,    crochet,    or    sew    hats    for    newborns    and    Pediatric    Chemo patients.   This   group   meets   at   9:00   on   the   second   Saturday   of   the month    to    share    patterns    and    learn    together.    No    experience necessary! Contact Kim Richardson
Quilts and Crafts At   9:00   on   the   second   and   fourth   Monday   of   every   month   except November   and   December,   this   group   meets   in   Knutson   Hall   to   make quilts    and    do    crafts,    pack    clothing,    or    do    sewing    projects    for various   organizations.   This   is   a   great   way   to   get   to   know   some wonderful    women    and    do    some    important    ministry    for    people across the world. Contact Shar Westrick or Harriet Ivers
Community Garden The   mission   of   our   garden   is   to   show   God’s   love   to   others   by working   together   in   community,   sharing   produce   and   land   with those   in   need,   and   by   providing   opportunities   to   learn   about   and care   for   God’s   creation.      There   are   two   parts   to   our   garden:   a Giving    Garden    where    congregation    members    grow    produce    to donate   to   the   Salvation   Army   food   shelf,   and   allotment   plots   for members   of   Our   Savior’s   who   wish   to   garden   but   lack   the   available space   at   home.      All   members   are   welcome   to   join   us   in   the   Giving Garden   harvest   and   maintenance.      Contact   the   church   office    to learn how you can be involved.
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