from the pastor's desk

Our Savior's Shared Journey

“Thanks to You!”


It is an exciting time at Our Savior’s. Thanks to you.

     Sunday School is adding new students to the 27 who registered on Rally Day, joining a good crew of teachers to learn more about Jesus’ love in our lives. Thanks to you.

     Pastor Karen is planning her increased time and ministry responsibility as Associate Pastor. Thanks to you.

     Jess Pedersen is settling in to her office and ministry of Children Youth and Family Director. Thanks to you.

     She and a good crew of volunteers from both Zion and Our Savior’s, including Kali Kadelbach, are helping continue with the cooperative Youth Ministry for Middle Schoolers (Wednesday After School Ministry) and High School Youth Wednesday Lunch. Thanks to you.

     I will be able to focus more time and energy on outreach and discipleship with Baptismal Families. Thanks to you.

     All these new beginnings launched out of your prayers and support for the ministry and mission portions of Rejoice, Renew, Reach, the Ministry Emphasis.

     Maybe you saw the picture in the local paper of the check from the Rejoice Renew Reach tithe to Second Harvest’s Backpack program for $5,110.44. Kids will eat; Thanks to you.

     You are praying. You are volunteering. You are sharing your visions and ideas. You are financially supporting the on-going ministry we do together at Our Savior’s and you are supporting Rejoice Renew Reach. Together we are declaring a progressive, grace-filled Gospel of Jesus Christ, the message of God-who-is-Love, abundantly empowering our loving action.

God’s Work Our Hands was a delightful and powerful example of the excitement of Our Savior’s ministry melding with other communities of faith and making a difference for Cloquet. Thanks to you.

     This will continue and reach around the globe; the other half of this year’s Rejoice Renew Reach tithe will be sent to ELCA World Hunger Appeal near the end of the year. That check will be larger than $5,110; it will reflect the giving to Rejoice Renew Reach through the end of the year. We will send another to Second Harvest Backpack Program too. Thanks to you.

I am on that journey with you!

Pastor Chris