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WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in Enfied

h1 Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 12:56 pm

The women of Community Lutheran Church are hosting a women’s Bible study and extend a warm invitation - all women welcome. The Bible study will be held in the Hillside Pavillion at LaSalette. Rain location is Community Lutheran Church. RSVP to Polly Dickinson ,603-632-4171. 

Manganiello & Thomas: Developing a Safe Gun Culture

h1 Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 10:21 am

Editor’s note: this commentary is by Paul Manganiello MD, who is emeritus professor of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a member of GunsenseVT, and Susan and Michael Thomas, co-pastors at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hanover, New Hampshire.
We are writing as a physician focusing on the public health […]


h1 Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 8:12 am

Editor’s note:  This was this year’s offering of letters, which the community of Our Savior participated in.
Together, we just made the world a better place! Both chambers of Congress have now agreed on the Global Food Security Act with strong, bipartisan support!

I traveled to Washington, D.C., to show how speaking up for […]

What’s Been Going On at OSLC?

h1 Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 1:51 pm

This is just a sampling of what’s been happening at OSLC and the wider church community.

Why Do Coffee & Cocoa Farmers Struggle So Much? A Q&A with Rick Peyser from Lutheran World Relief

h1 Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 8:41 am

From the Lutheran World Relief Blog
Coffee and Cocoa are big business around the world. In the United States alone, coffee is the largest food import, and chocolate generates more than $20 billion per year in revenue. Yet many of the world’s coffee and cocoa producers live in poverty.
Rick Peyser, Lutheran World […]

Orlando - A letter from Bishop Jim Hazlewood, Monday, June 13, 2016

h1 Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 11:59 am

A letter from Bishop Jim Hazelwood

This past weekend we held the 29th Assembly of the New England Synod under the theme “No Reservations: A Place at the Table for Everyone.”
On Saturday, we received greetings from Imam Wissam Abdel-Baki and Interfaith and Outreach Coordinator Dr. Mohammad Saleem Bajwa of the Islamic Society of Western […]

Home/Away from Home: A Celebration of Global Neighbors, Saturday, June 25th, in White River Junction

h1 Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Join artist Julie Püttgen and the Upper Valley Refugee Working group for an evening or shared food, reflection, information and dance, exploring the universal human capacity to find and make home, even in the most difficult circumstances… The gathering will be held at the Open Door Integrative Wellness Center, 18 North Main Street, White River […]

Updates from the United Valley Interfaith Project - Your Voice Is Making A Difference!

h1 Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:50 pm


•  Fight for $15 demonstration
June 11th, 10-11am
at Claremont Walmart.
•  Take Another Look -
“Enfield and Lebanon”
July 22nd at the AVA Gallery.

Kathy Beckett’s Trip to Washington, D.C.
The trip to Washington DC to meet with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray became, for me, a trip to meet a young […]

Spark! Community Center Anniversary Celebration, Friday, June 17th, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., in Lebanon

h1 Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Spark! Community Center Anniversary Celebration, Friday, June 17, 5:30 PM - 9 PM: Enjoy live music, a magician, barbecue, sweet treats, art projects, dancing, and more! Raffle tickets for a quilt co-created by OSLC member Madeline Boughter will be sold. Suggested donation, $5, will support the good work of Spark!, co-founded […]

Interested in a Women’s Witness Trip? Visit the Holy Land, October 23-November 2.

h1 Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 10:57 am

Interested in a Women’s Witness Trip?  Susan Langle is organizing a Women’s Witness Trip to the Holy Land, October 23-November 2.   Walk the Old City of Jerusalem and Visit the birthplace of Mary, Mother of Jesus. 
Visit Women’s Cooperatives, a refugee camp and a Bedouin community. Spend a Quiet Day on the Sea of Galilee
Meet […]

Help us Fight for $15 on Ledyard bridge Friday, May 27…

h1 Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Join the United Valley Interfaith Project in Supporting a Living Wage in New Hampshire!  Bring a friend. This will be fun!

Updated Constitution

h1 Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 11:58 am

At its annual meeting held on January 24, 2016, the congregation voted on amendments to the constitution of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  The amended costitution was subsequently approved by the New England Synod.  A copy of our constitution may be viewed here.  A copy of the constitution is posted in the Narthex.  Print copies are […]

From Lutheran World Relief - “From Peru, With Thanks”

h1 Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 2:00 am

In 2014, we introduced you to Daisy.  She lives with her family in the highlands of Peru and loves helping out on their farm.  In this video, Daisy shares how your support has helped her family return to growing native potato varieties that were nearly lost due to conflict and severe weather.   We recently received […]


h1 Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

United Valley Interfaith Project News
Cayla Dyer named organizer for UVIP:    Cayla Dyer received her B.A. in Christian Ministry and M. Div. in Pastoral Counseling and Christian Education from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.  After graduation, she spent six years working as a missionary in Northeast Brazil. While she loved learning the language of Portuguese and […]

Easter Message from Bishop Dr. Munib Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

h1 Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 9:50 am

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2016 Easter Message
From Bishop Dr. Munib Younan
Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed […]


h1 Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 9:03 am

As part of our Stewardship Campaign, Paul Manganiello delivered a Temple Talk on Sunday, October 11th.   The sermon Paul refers to can be found on our website under “From the Pastors.”  The text of Paul’s Temple Talk follows.

For those who are visiting today, my name is Paul […]

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS, A Letter from Linda Hartke, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

h1 Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 11:03 am

Loss and grief, pain and shock, anger and helplessness. These are all emotions that sweep over us as we see the pictures and hear the stories of the swelling refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. And none has been more heart-wrenching than the image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washing up on […]

A letter from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

h1 Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 12:55 pm

It has been a long season of disquiet in our country. From Ferguson to Baltimore, simmering racial tensions have boiled over into violence. But this … the fatal shooting of nine African Americans in a church is a stark, raw manifestation of the sin that is racism. The church was desecrated. The people of that […]

ELCA Presiding Bishop’s 2015 Easter message

h1 Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Gospel of Mark ends abruptly. The women came to the tomb to care for the body of their friend and Lord. They expected death. Seeing the stone rolled away, they entered the tomb; they entered into death. They didn’t find Jesus. Instead, they saw a young man, who told […]

Typhoon Hagupit / Philippines Update from LWR

h1 Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 9:56 am

Dear Our Savior Lutheran Church,

Thank you for your prayers, concern and support for the people of the Philippines the past few days as Typhoon Hagupit made its way across the country. While the cost estimates are incomplete at this time, the initial figure is $22 million, with damage to shelter, infrastructure, agriculture and fishing equipment. […]

ELCA presiding bishop says land occupation is counter-productive to peace, two-state solution

h1 Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:21 am

Peace Not Walls

Text from ELCA news release:
CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), commended the Obama administration for urging the Israeli government to “reverse its recent declaration as ’state land’ the estimated 988 acres in the Gush Etzion Jewish […]

Temple Talk with Dorothy Hall, September 28, 2014

h1 Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 11:26 am

Dorothy Hall, 90, was our Temple Talk speaker on September 28th.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Provides Additional $1 Million for Lutheran World Relief’s Typhoon Haiyan Response

h1 Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 8:22 am

Funds will support recovery and rehabilitation in the Philippines
Baltimore, May 30, 2014 — Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) announced that the ELCA has provided an additional $1 million toward LWR’s response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This gift, made through ELCA’s Lutheran Disaster Response, […]

Bread for the World Presentation, 2014 Offering of Letters

h1 Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

This was the May 18th Sunday presentation, celebrating our 2014 Bread for the World Offering of Letters. Bread for the World is an ecumenical advocacy group founded by Arthur Simon a Lutheran Pastor in NYC in 1977. BFW seeks to influence public policy, addressing injustice both at home and abroad. Our Savior Lutheran Church, is […]

What Does the ELCA mean to you?

h1 Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 9:32 am

The ELCA traveled around the world and asked people one question:  “What does the ELCA Mean to you?”
The answers they received are in this video:

Beloved Community: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Making Disaster Relief Quilts with Students and Faculty at Dartmouth

h1 Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 10:23 am

A Dartmouth student pins the edges of a Quilt with the help of Irma Graf from OSLC and Ulla Sonnerup, a regular quilting group participant.
Each January, the Dartmouth College community in Hanover, N.H., honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And for the past five years, one […]

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Now Accepting Applications for 2013/2014:

h1 Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a community of faith that unites people to work for peace with justice. LVC matches volunteers with full-time positions in social justice organizations for one year in one of 14 US cities. LVC Volunteers commit to three core practices: building community, working for social justice and living simply and sustainably. When […]

The Fruit of the Spirit Abounds, A Temple Talk by Momo Wolapaye

h1 Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Grace, Mercy and Peace to you, my dear sisters and brothers in Christ.  Thank you, Pastor Michael, Pastor Susan and members of Our Savior for the opportunity to share these few words with you today.

As Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, ”by their fruit, you will know them.” It is evident that the fruit of the […]

Campus Ministry Temple Talk, by Lauren Heywood ‘14

h1 Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 10:56 am

This Temple Talk was delivered at OSLC on Sunday, September 30th, as part of our “Give Me/Us/Them Jesus” Stewardship Campaign.
Good morning!  My name is Lauren Heywood, and I am a ’14, or a Junior, studying Greek and Latin at Dartmouth this year, transplanted from the warmer climes of Potomac, MD, just north of Washington DC.  […]

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