CARE

How can we help you?

Our Saviour’s demonstrates our Christian spirit of caregiving through compassionate care for all of God’s people. We strive to ensure every member of our church family, who is in need, receives compassionate and appropriate support. 

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13: 34-35

PASTORAL CARE

If you or a loved one are in need of emotional, social or spiritual support, know that personal visits in home, hospital or care facility are available.

PARISH NURSE

Our Saviour’s Parish Nurse promotes physical and mental health wellness through a spiritual health focus, and provides caring support for members of all ages and their families.

CALLS & CARDS

Personal phone calls to support, listen and offer guidance to available resources are available. Care Cards are sent for Sympathy, Get Well, Thinking of You and Special Birthdays

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Worship Services with Holy Communion for Homebound members and friends are held twice each year in the fall and spring followed by light refreshments. Area care centers are invited to bring residents and transportation is provided as requested.

To reach us for these services:  Call: 651.437.9052   Or Email: osel@osel.org  Or click here 

PRAYER

Call or Text: 651.226.8299 
Email: oselprayerchain@gmail.com

Our prayer chain is composed of church members who pray daily for those requesting prayers for themselves and others. Prayer requests can be for anyone, not just members of our church or community. Requests are kept confidential unless otherwise specified and may be submitted to the Prayer Chain or to the Prayer Chain Anchor, Rosanne Otto by phone or text at 651-226-8299 (voicemail is available if no one answers).

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Call or Text: 651.437.9052 
Email: osel@osel.org

Prayer Shawls are lovingly hand-crafted by our members. During its creation, prayers are said for its eventual recipient. Upon completion, the shawl is blessed by a Pastor before being delivered.
Other care and comfort items skillfully and created with love throughout the year to provide to those in need of additional care and comfort include: 
Quilts
Mittens, Hats and Scarves
Walker Bags and Booties
Baby Blankets and Crib Quilts

GRIEF SUPPORT

Call: 651.437.9052 
Email: osel@osel.org

A Service of Remembrance is offered in early December for those who would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle just to be still and honor those who can’t be with us at Christmas. One of the pastors or a guest speaker leads this service, followed by refreshments. 

Remembrance Tree – During the month of December, the Remembrance Tree in the Chapel is a way to remember in a special way, loved ones who have died by writing the name on a bow, placing the bow on our Tree of Remembrance and then removing from the tree a special ornament to take with you.

Two Grief Support Groups are offered in Hastings:

Tilden Community Center – 310 River Street, Hastings MN 
Gone Too Soon Grief Support Group
This support group is a safe place for parents to gather to gain understanding and support as they navigate the winding road of loss and grief. Each session includes an educational component provided by a speaker or video, followed by a small group discussion.
Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Hastings Area Grief Support Group
provides a caring environment of mutual support and education for those grieving the death of a significant person. In a respectful Christian atmosphere, this group welcomes all people with opportunities to understand and express their own grief experiences. An educational component is provided followed by a small group time with others experiencing a similar loss.
Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:00-7:30 pm

Both groups are facilitated by Dick & Donna Mathiowetz who have worked in the arena of loss, grief, and resiliency for more than 25 years following the deaths of two teenage sons.

Please contact Donna directly with any questions.

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