Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem, Wisconsin

Senior Ministries

While many of our senior ministries are ministries of care for those who are a bit more mature, at the heart is the desire to not only serve, but to give seniors the opportunity to “serve back.” 

In other words, seniors have a lot to share!  And part of our mission as a congregation is to engage all people of all ages in the work of Jesus.  And seniors do that well! 

CLASSROOM GRANDPARENTS

A number of our seniors are engaged as “classroom grandparents” with our Sunday School classes.  Connected to a class, they stay with that class as it “grows up,” developing a relationship with them.  While intended to be a “gift to seniors,” many “gift back” to the kids – a great way to nurture our inter-generational community!

HOME VISITS..

By the pastors

Pastor Jon and Pastor Jean regularly visit our homebound members, bringing Holy Communion, a word of scripture, some prayer time, and conversation. 

By the people

Our home communion teams bring the sacrament from the altar to homebound members on a regular basis.  An opportunity for connection with those who are unable to out and about, but also the opportunity for people to be a part of an important ministry.  Want to be one of our visitors?  See Pastor Jean or Pastor Jon!

NURSING HOME SERVICES

Each month the pastoral staff visits the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in West Salem to share in worship.  The worship service, with Holy Communion, occurs on the third Thursday of the month at the following time and locations:

10:30 a.m.       Lakeview Health Center

1:30 p.m.         Salem Terrace

3:00 p.m.         Mulder Health Care Facility

SENIOR CONNECTION

Seniors connecting with seniors!  Gathering together the second Tuesday of the month for coffee, goodies, conversation, and support.  Check with the church office for this month’s location!

CARD MINISTRY

Who doesn’t like to get REAL mail?  Our card ministry reaches out to our seniors and homebound folk.  Cards are sent several times a year – but as an added bonus, we invite worshipers on Saturday/Sunday to sign the cards, with cards having 20-30-40 signatures!  And best of all, most of those signing the cards don’t know the recipient – but that doesn’t matter…it’s a reminder that we are all part of the same Body of Christ, even when we would otherwise be strangers!

THANKSGIVING BAGS

Each year at Thanksgiving, bags of goodies are prepared and shared with our homebound members.  Nothing too big and elaborate, just some treats to satisfy a sweet tooth or a momentary craving.  But in the end, it’s really about reminding them that they are not forgotten!

OWLS

The Older Wiser Lutherans (OWLS) is a group for anyone over the age of 55.  This group offers support, fun, and educational opportunities for the mature(r) members of Our Savior’s.  Programs feature guest speakers or interesting tours, and time to chat over coffee.

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

359 N. Leonard
West Salem, WI 54669
Phone: 608.786.0030

ELCA

 

Matthew 28:19

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 10:9

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; his good, pleasing and perfect will.

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son...

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness...

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; his good, pleasing and perfect will.