Eritrean ministry at Our Savior has been active since 1998. We are one congregation with a special emphasis and resources given to reach out and serve African immigrants from Eritrea and elsewhere.
A service in Tigrinya (a language of Eritrea) is conducted each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. during August - June. (Holy Communion is celebrated the 4th Sunday of each month.) Following the service, a time of fellowship and Bible Study occurs in the fellowship hall. If you are new to the area, this is a great way to get acquainted and be strengthened by God’s Word. Sunday School for children is conducted during the 9:30 a.m. worship time. (There are 4 or 5 times each year when the schedule changes due to special congregation-wide celebrations.)
Our Eritrean ministry is served by a team of faithful, loving servants. Our long-time Eritrean Ministry Coordinator, Mrs. Semret Kidane, prepares our Sunday bulletins and works with Pastor Fredericksen in connecting with our members and with the overall coordination of our ministry. Mr. Paulos Bahta serves as a liturgy assistant on Sunday mornings and for special services. Deaconess Saron Yohannes assists with Sunday morning Confirmation instruction leads various Bible studies and continues to be a representative for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).
The Eritrean ministry at Our Savior also supports and participates in the wider outreach efforts of the African Lutheran Mission in the Americas (ALMIA)—a mission organization that’s intended to equip, train and strengthen existing African Lutheran congregations as well as to plant new churches in the United States and Canada.