What is Ministry?
It can be a noun. It can be a verb. It can be easy to see. And for many, it can be easy to do. But what is "ministry" really? How do YOU (personally) define ministry?
The definitions on the world-wide-web are endless. So I find it funny how, as I was looking for a clever way to start off the Our Savior ministry web page, without much effort at all, God pointed me toward a resource that made perfect sense... to me at least. And I believe the author's definition (or should I say his professor's definition) will make perfect sense to you too.
“Ministry is meeting people where they are at and taking them to where God wants them to be.”
Check out the article: How do you define ministry? And then check out some of the things Our Savior does to minister to others (below). What can you do to be part of these ministries or do to minister to others?
Coffee cups with candy and information about Our Savior Lutheran Church are given to first time vistors to our church. Bring a friend, family member, neighbor, or anyone that you want to share the Word of God with. They will not only be uplifted by an inspiring message, but they will also get a treat to take home with them.
Blind Ministry Update
Blind Ministry is an outreach to the blind and visually impaired. We feel this is a need because 95% of the blind are unchurched. We have a monthly meal, fellowship, devotion, bible study and singing. It has been a real blessing to see the people grow and establish relationships. Our only fund-raiser is an annual dinner where we accept free-will donations. During this event, we do some enlightening activities for the sighted and the blind attendees.
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What is Mission u?
MISSION U is Lutheran Hour Ministries' new witnessing-training program designed to provide lay people with the tools and training needed to confidently accept their mission of sharing Jesus Christ with unique people in diverse settings.
MISSION U provides a number of course options addressing topics that meet your congregation's specific witnessing-training needs. By participating in MISSION U courses, congregations will gain tools that sharpen their witnessing methods and enhance their outreach to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The style and format of MISSION U mirrors a 21st-century university classroom. Flexible and ongoing, it offers personal training from speakers and additional instruction via the Web.
At MISSION U the focus is equipping you -- God's chosen ambassador -- to carry His message of hope and salvation into a world urgently in need of good news.
For more information and a current course schedule go to Mission U Courses
TEACH THE CHILDREN TO PRAY
Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as
we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Confession of Faith: APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. Form thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christina Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Common Doxology Prayer for Children
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Common Table Prayer
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest
Let these gifts to us be blessed.
May there be a goodly share,
on every table, every where.