Sunday Morning Study Group to Discuss “October 31, 1517, Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World” by Martin Marty

october-31-1517The Sunday Morning Book Study Group will be reading October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World, by Martin Marty.  Books are available now at church, $15. This new book shows how Martin Luther’s insights still speak to the church today about reconciliation, repentance and the need for “a change of heart.” Please read the first two chapters in preparation for discussion on September 17th.

You can start reading now thanks to a preview of the book, provided by the publisher.

There are many opportunities to worship, learn, serve, and celebrate with us.  Join us as we explore the reformation

Blessing of Animals, Sunday, October 1st, 2:00 p.m.

Blessing of Animals October 1st a 2 pm

We are delighted to offer a blessing to our animal companions, large and small. This half-hour service will take place in outside on the front lawn.  In the event of rainy weather we will gather inside. We will gather (or regather after the morning’s worship) at 2:00 P.M.

The gathering will last approximately 45 minutes, allowing for 15 minutes of settling-in time.  If you would prefer to bring a photo of an animal companion or farm animal to be blessed you are welcome to do so.  Please bring dogs on leash and cats in a carrier. Other companions or creatures in whatever carrier is appropriate for them.

Please share this with neighbors or friends who may also like this opportunity to have their special animal companions blessed. Our prayer will be one of thanksgiving for these creatures in our lives and a petition for God’s help to care for their well-being.

We thank God for the gift of this creation and for the blessing of companions, human and other, to share this journey.

Music and the Reformation, A Cana Hall Conversation with Prof. Steve Swayne, Sunday, October 15th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 

Learn With Us!  Music and the Reformation, A Cana Hall Conversation with Professor Steve Swayne, Sunday, October 15th,  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.,

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg.  This moment is usually considered the the beginning of the protestant reformation, which forever changed the church. Music in worship changed greatly.  Simple melodies, some written by Martin Luther himself, not written in Latin, were introduced and became popular.   Music was no longer just for trained musicians and singers; the entire congregation participated!

Join us for an engaging Cana Hall Conversation with Professor Steve Swayne on October 15th.

There are many opportunities to celebrate the reformation with us.   Worship, Learn, Serve, and Celebrate!

Art and the Reformation, A Cana Hall Conversation with Prof. Jane Carroll, Sunday, October 8th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Learn With Us!  Art and the Reformation, A Cana Hall Conversation with Professor Jane Carroll, Sunday, October 8th,  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.,

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg. This moment is usually considered the the beginning of the protestant reformation, changed more than worship.  It had a major impact on art.  While smaller, more private forms of imagery such as book illustrations were accepted, large paintings and sculptures were, for a time, considered idolatrous.

Join us for an engaging Cana Hall Conversation with Professor Jane Carroll on October 8th.

There are many opportunities to celebrate the reformation with us. Worship, Learn, Serve, and Celebrate!

Disaster Relief Quilting, 2017-2018 Schedule

You can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone.  Join us as we assemble simple quilts.

2014-01-20-student-participating-in-mlk-quilting-at-dartmouth-campus-ministry-photo No experience or equipment is needed. Volunteers stay as long as they like – an hour, two, or more.  Quilting takes place at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer Street in Hanover (on-site parking). Continue reading Disaster Relief Quilting, 2017-2018 Schedule

Fridays at 5:00 p.m. at OSLC, Community Meal prepared by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger

Our Savior Lutheran Church-1774EE-2Friday evenings Dartmouth students prepare and serve meals to combat hunger in the Upper Valley. Weekly attendance at these “Students Fighting Hunger” community dinners averages around 30 people. As we support the student’s ministry, we continue to support the community meals at LISTEN in White River Junction and encourage you to do so. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.