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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 […]

CANDIDACY NEWS—Developing Leadership for the ELCA

h1 Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 11:49 am

We rejoice in the fact that we now are following the candidacy for ordination in the ELCA of four people who were companions in the Gospel with us here at OSLC. 
We sent Lauren Heywood ’14 off to the Lutheran School of Theology in Philadelphia this fall.  As a current seminarian, she joined John Brett […]

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. […]

HAVEN SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR WARMING SHELTERS, Mostly 3-HOUR SHIFTS (9 p.m. to - Midnight) and a few Midnight to 7:00 a.m. shifts.

h1 Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 10:26 am

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking volunteers for their warming shelter.  This year they are looking for help primarily for the 9pm – 12am shift with occasional volunteers helping on the 12am – 7am shift on Fridays and Saturdays.   Before volunteering, you’ll need to fill out a short volunteer form as well as review warming […]


h1 Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 9:16 am

The Upper Valley Haven will hold an open house on December 7th to honor Mary Feeney (retiring after 31 years of service), to celebrate the evolution of the Haven, and to remember the homeless.   Brief tours of the Haven will provided from at 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.  At 4:00 p.m., there will be remarks at […]

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 […]


h1 Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 8:52 am

Ramatou Ousseini lives in Niger, West Africa, where drought and food shortages are all too common.

But through LWR, Ramatou received a goat to raise and breed. When her goat had kids, she kept two babies and passed the mother on to another family in need.
As more goats are born:
·         More children have milk […]

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:

LEARNING TO SPEAK A HARD TRUTH, by Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton for Stories of Faith in Action

h1 Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 11:23 am

Needle barely moved on ELCA becoming a diverse church

Consider this: how many of you are left-handed? Of those of you who are, how many times a day are you reminded that you are left-handed? At every meal when you sit next to a right-handed person and bump […]

Lutheran Disaster Response: Typhoon Haiyan

h1 Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 11:59 am

Pacific Typhoon Response
Typhoon Haiyan

REUTERS / Zander Casas

The Situation:
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. With winds of over 200 miles per hour and torrential rains, it has forced millions of people to flee their homes. Loss of lives and […]

United Valley Inverfaith Pushes Anti-Usury Effort at Breakfast with our New Hampshire Legislators

h1 Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 9:42 am

Very early on Monday morning, April 29, nine Representatives to the New Hampshire House gathered with about 25 UVIP volunteers for delicious food and important conversation. Lebanon United Methodist Church served as our host, and the food was the typically wonderful fare that faith communities do so well! UVIP shared with our Reps our focus […]


h1 Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 9:20 am

PUBLICATION OF HELEN GOODWIN’S MEMOIRS OF ONE WHO SERVED: We were delighted to receive a copy for the church library of Helen Goodwin’s memoir of her WWII service in the Women’s Army Corps. Helen was our choir director for many years and remains a lively part of the Upper Valley Lutheran community, having […]

THE TABLE IS A POWERFUL SYMBOL OF COMMUNITY, A Bread for the World Sunday talk with Paul Manganiello

h1 Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 9:17 am

Paul Manganiello, a member of OSLC’s Social Ministry committee, gave this talk on Bread for the World Sunday, May 12 when we celebrated our annual Bread for the World Offering of Letters.

“The table is a powerful symbol of community”.
·         Hopefully, we all have warm personal images of spending time around a table with friends […]

ELCA World Hunger Responds to Christ’s call to “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37)

h1 Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 1:35 pm

ELCA World Hunger responds to hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world by addressing root causes. Through a comprehensive program of relief, development, education, and advocacy, people are connected to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Between 70-75 percent of ELCA World Hunger funds are spent internationally, […]

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 […]

Responding to Sandy: The ELCA will stay until the work is done, and there is still much to be done. A message from Bishop Mark Hanson

h1 Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 9:19 am

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
I recently traveled with church leaders to areas in New York and New Jersey that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. I assured all those affected by the storms that they are not alone. We, as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America […]

ELCA Responds to Hurricane Sandy

h1 Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 8:39 am

Message from Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
God’s word of promise is given to all who are facing uncertainty, damage and disruption following Hurricane Sandy and its subsequent storms.
That word of promise is Christ is with you always. With Paul we can say, “If one member suffers, all […]

Hurricane Sandy - ELCA Disaster Response: Helping from the Carribean to the North Atlantic Coast

h1 Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 9:53 am

While we in Upper Valley came through Sandy without any serious problems, millions of others didn’t…

From the Caribbean to the North Atlantic Coast, millions of people have evacuated their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy. Strong winds and torrential rains have led to loss of power, flooding and mass destruction. The […]

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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