Who we are… Whose we are

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Our Saviour Church is in a time of transformation.  This Transformation Process is represented by the butterfly.  This is a theological symbol used during Easter for the resurrection, a new beginning for all God’s people who now have life in Christ through God’s grace.  We selected the butterfly because it is a new beginning for our congregation.  This is a time to reflect on who we are, whose we are and how we can move forward in a partnership in ministry with our new pastor.  During this transformation we are actively scheduling activities that help us discern God’s will for our ministry.  Our leaders and our teams work together with our guest ministers each Sunday.

In Christ We are Transformed

In Christ We are Transformed

Come- be part of our new beginning!  We have much to offer and welcome your gifts in our discernment and transformation process.

Church Phone: (973) 835-7350
e-mail: info@oursaviourchurch.org, pastor@oursaviourchurch.org

Office hours: 1-4 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday

2014 Congregation Council & Leaders

”For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so, though many, we are one body in Christ “(Romans 12:4-5)

Executive Team
President Patrick Treacy
Vice President Richard Cawthorne
Secretary Krislyn Sutherland
Treasurers Dianne Reynics
Irene DradaSara Smid
Standing Teams
Christian Education Krislyn Sutherland
Evangelism Karen Kelly
Finance Richard Cawthorne
Property Steve Vandenbos
Social Ministry
Stewardship Dennis Moraitis
Worship & Music  Allison Genberg
Special Teams
Parish Health Care Jean De Laura
Parish Life Allison Genberg
Youth Ministry  Kryslyn Sutherland
Congregation Leaders not on Council
Columbarium Secretary Doug De Boo
Director of Music Ellen Mayer
Financial Secretary Doug De Boo
Office Manager Marie Bogert
Webmaster Council 2014
Other Contacts
Audit Committee

Ministry

“For the body does not consist of one member but of many. …Now we are the body of Christ and individual members of it.  And God has appointed in the church..helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues” (1 Cor 12:14-31).  Each of us  has gifts to offer in the Name of our Lord to praise God and tell of His grace.   Each of our teams are very important to the work of this congregation.  We encourage you to be part of them and give of your special gifts to serve the Lord joyfully.

Sharing  God’s Grace- Telling God’s Story

  • Evangelism
    • Making Christ known through acts of kindness
    • Serving the community with informational seminars
    • Love in A Box- caring for our members with notes telling of God’s presence and our prayers
    • The Angel Team- touching the lives of those who quietly need to know God’s grace and our caring
    • Congregational Retreats and events for spiritual growth
    • Bible Study special programs
    • Sponsoring Habitat for Humanity work days
    • Serving the community through Toys for Tots
    • Collecting pajamas in partnership with Bridges
    • Making Christ known through our website and in local venues
  • Christian Education
    • Planning for and teaching Sunday School
    • Ordering and presenting Bibles to 3rd. graders
    • Coordinate 1st Communion
    • Confirmation Program
    • Planning, preparing, and teaching Vacation Bible School
    • Taking responsibility for everything that involves the spiritual growth of our children
  • Worship and Music
    • Planning for Sunday Services
    • Planning for special services during the year
    • Coordinating the Altar Guild (caring for banners , linens, silver, flowers, and communion materials)
    • Scheduling worship assistants and all the other volunteers needed each Sunday for services
    • Ordering materials needed for bulletins and other worship needs
  • Youth Ministry
    • Preteen and teenage youth activities
    • Serving within the congregation and in the community
    • Planning for and attending the ELCA Youth Conference every 3 years
    • Planning for and attending NJ Synod events each year
  • Social Ministry
    •  Connecting with our Senior members through Prayer Shawl Ministry
    • Senior Luncheon
    • College students holiday boxes, cards and outreach
    • Gathering food and participating in the local food pantry
    • Financial support for the Morris County Habitat for Humanity is encouraged on Father’s Day with Brick Sunday.

God’s Gifts –  Our Resources

Stewardship

  • Shepherding the resources available in our congregation through annual surveys of time and talent
  • Planning Consecration Sunday activities each November
  • Coordinating the Ministry Fair
  • Supporting and expanding  Team Ministry
  • Collaborating with Finance and Administration teams

Parish Health

  •  Medical professionals in the congregation give of their gifts to offer  Blood pressure screening on the 4th Sunday each month
  • Printed materials and wellness information is written up and put in The Call

Property

  • Caring for our church and the grounds
  • Seasonal teams to spruce up and clean up-come for an hour or a day
  • Offers lots of flexibility for giving of your time
  • Coordinating use of our facilities to serve the community

Parish Life

  • We rejoice together- share a meal at special times
    • Lenten Soup Suppers
    • Epiphany Dinner
    • Octoberfest
  • Share fellowship at coffee hour
  • Be part of these social activities that strengthen our fellowship in Christ  by contributing a part of a meal or sponsoring a coffee hour as a family or a group of friends.