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 [a professor] 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?" Then give some thought to the following: What can you do to minister to others? And then check out some of the things Our Savior does to minister to others (below). Think about how you can be part of these ministries.
Show Me The Way: Blind MinistryBlind 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 while learning about our Lord Jesus.
The next meeting will be held on January 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Please contact Tom or Jan Roberts or Helen Thorn for more information.
Our only fund-raiser is an annual "Dinner in the Dark" where we accept free-will donations. During this event, we do some "enlightening" activities for the sighted and the blind attendees. The date and details for this year's event will be posted soon.
Cup MinistryCoffee 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. Not only will they be uplifted by an inspiring message, but they will also get a treat to take home with them.
Worship for Shut-insWorship for Shut-Ins is produced weekly by Lutheran Ministries Media. The program can be seen on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on the following networks: TCT, WAQP-TV 49 (Saginaw); WTLJ-TV54 (Grand Rapids); and WDWO-TV18 (Detroit). Other cities in Michigan include Battle Creek, Frankenmuth, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Portage. Visit Worship For Shut-ins to view the program online or for broadcast information, or call (888) 286-8002.
Midweek Word & PrayerEveryone is invited to met with us on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement. In this informal setting we study God’s Word, pray, sing, and snack. We are currently studying 1st Peter – 10 crucial insights for Christian Living in a Non-Christian Culture. We invite you to join us and bring friends or anyone you feel a calling to invite.
Free Audio BibleDownload a free audio bible thanks to LCMS World Mission and Ablaze! Faith Comes by Hearing at http://bit.ly/d8lkSD
Teach the Children to PrayLord's Prayer
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
Common Doxology Prayer for Children
Common Table Prayer
Join Mission U for FREE WebinarsWhat 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
Noisy SundayWhenever there are five Sundays in a month, the Our Savior Sunday school kids collect coins for the Ablaze ministry. Ablaze is an initiative to ignite 100 million hearts with the Gospel.
Remember to bring all the loose change you can find with you to church for our next Noisy Sunday on: Sunday, January 31, 2016 to help support this worthwhile cause.