Adult Mission Team

In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples (28:19). In the gospel of Mark, Jesus calls us to go and tell the good news to everyone, everywhere (16:15). In the gospel of Luke, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to be with us (24:49). And in the gospel of John, Jesus says, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (20:21). Our mission team accepts the responsibility of representing OSLC in doing the work of the Lord. Our mission team fulfills this commitment by spending a week in Juarez Mexico, building homes for people in great need and sharing the love of God with all they encounter on the journey. LEARN MORE

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Folding Angels Card-Making Group

The Folding Angels card-making group of Our Savior Lutheran Church meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month (September through May) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Room. If you know how to cut with a scissors or use a tape dispenser, we could use you! If you know how to rubber stamp, that’s a bonus. If your schedule only permits you to come part of the day, that’s fine also. We have lots of supplies available (thanks to several donations). Come join us for a productive day sharing ideas, making cards and helping someone else. Any questions, call Rhonda @ 701-852-1848 or 701-202-0778.

Letter from an inmate at Ward County Jail: “I cannot express my gratitude enough because it’s more than words can describe.  The Folding Angels  provides us with resources to stay in contact with our families and it means the world to many people that are locked away.  Your group is the reason my mother got a Mother’s Day card.  I personally want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do.”  This was from a letter from an inmate at Ward County Jail.

Letter from Jim Fritz (Chaplain for the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation): “Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support and thoughtfulness in sending greeting cards (Father’s Day and “Thinking of You”) for our inmates to use. As I am relatively new to the job of Chaplain, I continue to be amazed by the role the greeting card program plays in the lives of our inmates – and in that regard, their families and friends.  Every day we are able to provide cards for our inmates to use.  Be assured that these cards are needed and used. Please know that I am praying for you, and for the community of Minot as you face difficult days due to the high water levels.  May god, in His goodness keep you safe.

 

The Folding Angels’ mission is to create handmade cards for several different groups of people to keep in touch with their family and friends. We make cards that are delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Bismarck, the Ward County Jail, the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center in Rugby, the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and starting this fall to the Minot Air Force Base service people. In the past eight years, we have made and donated approximately 30,000 cards. We also collect and recycle used ink cartridges to purchase envelopes and double stick tape.

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Angel Tree Ministry

Angel Tree Ministry focuses on the Holy Spirit transforming the lives of those who give, those who deliver gifts, the children, the family members and the incarcerated member during their separation and reconciliation. Anonymity is a priority of this program. Activities include prayer for the giver, the delivery team, the children, and the inmates;
set up and preparation for a successful Angel Tree Christmas celebration of Christ’s birth; delivery of gifts to the church and then to the children; and prayer for the message of Christ to be accepted by the children, the families and the inmates.

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Sewing Disciples

The Sewing Disciples are a mission outreach of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  We have two major projects that we work on each year for Lutheran World Relief:

School Kits:  In the late summer and early fall we collect school supplies and assemble school kits.  Each kit contains four 70 sheet notebooks, one ruler, one pencil sharpener, one pair of blunt scissors, five unsharpened #2 pencils, five black or blue pens, one box of 24 crayons and one 2 ½” eraser.

Quilts:  We have a team of people who work at home cutting blocks and sewing quilt tops.  We then get together as a group twice per month to tie the quilts from September through May.

How can you be a part of this exciting mission project?

We would love to have you join us as we work on school kits and quilts! Call the church office at 701-852-6404 to find out the dates for each month. You do not need to know how to sew.  We have blocks to cut and sew, sheets to iron, quilts to “tie”, etc.  Some of the work can be done in the comfort of your own home.

We would love to have you join us, but if quilting “isn’t your thing”, you can still be involved in this exciting mission project.  We have a couple areas we could really use some help:

  • Financial – we need money to buy the backpacks as well as sheets for the quilt backs.  If you write a check, make it payable to Our Savior Lutheran Church and put “Sewing Disciples” on the memo line.
  • Flat sheets—we use them as liners for the middle layer of our quilt.  They can be “used”, but they need to be clean and without holes.  They can be dropped off at the church office.

Together we can touch the world with the love of Christ!!