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Grow in your faith while building authentic relationships with one another.

Our Saviour’s offers adults, youth, individuals, and families a variety of opportunities to engage with God and each other. Whether you join a small group Bible study, attend weekly youth groups, or take part in family activities, there is something for you!

God’s Word and Community

(Jesus and Me)

3 yrs – 6th Grade

(Confirmation)

 7th Grade – 9th Grade

Together in Faith
Lifiting our Voices in Prayer

BIBLE STUDIES

Our Saviour’s has several weekly Bible studies you can join. Each Bible study is different, and meets on different days at different times. Explore the options below and join us – know you are invited! 

During this time of COVID, many of our studies take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office (651.437.9052) to be added to the Zoom invitation list. An invitation to the Zoom call will be sent directly to you the day prior to the study.

Topical Bible Study

This study is open to anyone and everyone. It is designed to take time to study topics; it may be books or figures from the Bible, current issues, or unique questions, in a more in-depth manner. This study is usually led by Pastor Joel. 

The Topical study meets for multi-week sessions off-and-on throughout the year, on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The study lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. Depending upon the study topic and materials, the sessions range from 2 weeks to 4 weeks in length. There are Mondays off between the sessions.

Sunday Evening Men's Group

This men’s group meets at 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the MN Veterans Home, Hastings. For more info contact Dennis Nygaard at 651.437.7943 or send an email. This group is currently on hold due to COVID restrictions. 

Good News Men's Group

This group meets every Thursday morning at 9 to enjoy lively discussions as they dive into God’s word. Men from our congregation gather together with the pastor who is preaching that week to study the scriptures for the coming Sunday’s worship. As a group, questions are asked, the text is read and discussed and all have the chance to learn and grow in their understanding and faith. This Bible study is open to all men. For more info, contact Pastor Joel Rova-Hegener at 651.437.9052 or send an email.

Wednesday Morning Men's Group

Every Wednesday, this group of early risers meets at 7 AM to enjoy good Christian fellowship before heading off to whatever their day may hold. For more info contact Tim Mellesmoen at 651.437.5221 or send an email.

Tuesday Morning Women's Study

Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. women from the congregation gather together with the pastor who is preaching that week to read the scripture for the coming Sunday’s worship, read commentaries concerning the scripture and then discuss, learn and grow in understanding and faith. All women are invited to join. For more info contact Jan Peterson at 651.480.6352 or send an email.

Women's Retreat

A Women’s Retreat is held yearly at Camp Wapo with a different theme and focus each year providing a focused, faith nurturing environment. Request more information.

Other Studies

Short term studies and other discussions led by both Our Saviour’s staff, members and guests are offered throughout the year. Please watch the calendar and information on the home page.

JAM (Jesus and Me)

Children, Youth & Family

Shaping and growing the faith of our youth is the privilege of parents, family, and the Our Saviour’s faith community. The next generation of disciples is responsible for the future of our world and beyond– let’s empower them with truth that fuels their light! 

At Our Saviour’s, we are focused on providing a cohesive series of faith-building programs, engaging activities, community outreach opportunities, mission trips and hands-on experiences to fuel the flames of faith within our youth and families. Our Saviour’s seeks to support families and offer faith-shaping experiences for children at every stage of their development. Check out our many programs for your family:

 JAM (Jesus and Me) 3 years to 6th Grade

Click here to register for JAM – PreK – Grade 6.

Kids ages 3 years to 6th grade are invited to join each week to learn more about why this ‘Jesus’ guy is a REALLY BIG DEAL! Participants enjoy art, science, games, snacks, and stories all focused on building a relationship with Jesus in simple ways. 

GOD+LIFE (Confirmation)

God+Life (Confirmation) 7th – 9th Grade  

God+Life is centered on connecting our young adults with the active and loving God in their lives. Using real-world examples, engaging speakers, and hands-on activities, youth can see and feel the active love of Christ. Participants meet weekly or every other week in small groups to experience a variety of ways to connect with God.

Youth who commit to attending God+Life regularly while building positive faith habits over the 3 year period, and feel the value in affirming their faith publicly, will be invited to a special Confirmation Service.

Register today – click here for registration!

God + Life Faith Habits Tracker

God + Life Worship Service Note

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is God+Life?

God+Life meets on Wednesdays evenings during the school year.

Is God+Life the same as Confirmation?

Yes, God+Life is a new way to explain what we do during our time together with youth. This faith confirming work is more than something you simply learn to do, it becomes part of who you are.

Group Activities

Faith as a Family

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Our Saviour’s believes in offering a multitude of ways for both families and individuals to connect. See below for a list of events and activities – see what speaks to you!

*Note: Currently, some activities are unable to take place as we have held them in the past. Check out this page for updates and sign-ups regularly.

Family Fun Nights – fun for the whole family including movies, crazy crafts, games and snacks. 
Bonfire and S’mores – under the stars in the Our Saviour’s parking lot, family and friends gather for an evening of fun and fellowship.
Hops and Hymns – a time to sing the good news and have a good brew! You are invited to Spiral Brewery in downtown Hastings the third Thursday each month at 7 pm. 
Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner – an adult event held near Valentine’s Day at a local restaurant.
Thanksgiving Outreach at Oak Ridge Manor – Prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal to residents of Oak Ridge Manor
Santa’s Secret Shop – Volunteer in various capacities to provide the opportunity for our youngest community members to ‘shop’ for Christmas gifts for their family right here at Our Saviour’s.
• Various service and community projects focused on loving our brothers and sisters in our community and world.


Daily Devotionals from Luther Seminary 

We are happy to provide you with these daily devotionals.

PRAYER GROUP

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

This group meets at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays via a group phone call. New adult prayer partners of all levels and experiences are always welcome. Join us as we pray out loud, in a group, for our church and wherever the Spirit leads us. Try a new and powerful experience in prayer with others. Contact Ann Erickson with any questions at 651.702.6880 or send an email.

We do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes…..Romans 8:26

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