Board of Elders
The Board of Elders consists of 8 men who assist the Pastor(s) in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the congregation, actively encouraging the members of our church family to increase in faithfulness, make regular use of the Means of Grace and grow in personal discipleship to the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Holy Scriptures, caring for individuals within the body of Christ always has a high priority. At Our Savior Lutheran Church we seek to provide Christ-like care to our membership through a ministry called “PeopleCare”. This ministry reflects the many “one another” practices of the New Testament Church as it uses individuals who are gifted by God with deep faith and a caring heart to show Christ-like care to fellow believers.
There are three simple abilities that are necessary for a person to be a PeopleCare Minister: 1) To Listen; 2) To Pray; 3) To Care. It’s that simple. God has gifted many in His church with the heart and desire to serve in this capacity and invites His church family to care for one another in this manner.
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.
Wouldn’t you like to make that kind of difference to someone?? 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 and starting this fall by request to the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center in Rugby. In the past seven years we have made and donated close to 25,000 cards that have also been sent to several other groups.
If you would like to be part of this adventure, we meet in the Great Room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month from September to May. 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.
Funeral Food Service
This ministry team prepares the meal for after the funeral and also makes phone calls to members asking for bars. They set up, serve the meal and clean up. If you are interested in serving on this team, please contact Joyce Herdt via the church office (852-6404).
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-on-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties. Click here for more information.
CD Home Delivery
Bring the warmth, encouragement, and belonging of a church family to those who are home-bound by delivering CDs of the Sunday service and bulletins to shut-ins on Sunday afternoons.