Pet-friendly worship hits the road

The monthly Pets Are Welcome Service (PAWS) hits the road for its summer schedule, moving from Sunday afternoons to the following Wednesday nights:

  • June 21 at Our Savior’s
  • July 19 at Rocky River Park
  • August 16 at Lakewood Park

Picnic dinner begins at 6 p.m.; worship at 7 p.m.  Pets are welcome, but not required!


Summer Day Camp, June 19-23

Support Good Soil Lutheran Ministries’ summer day camp for kids by making a donation through our GoFundMe campaign

All gifts are appreciated and will help us hold our third annual summer camp led by college-age counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio.  This year’s camp will be held June 19-23 at Our Savior’s campus in Rocky River.

Here is a flyer you can share with friends and family, and here is the registration form.


No fooling, Craftacular! is April 1

Whether you’re shopping or selling, don’t miss the annual spring craft sale at Our Savior’s Rocky River Lutheran Church — a Good Soil Lutheran Ministries congregation.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Our Savior’s, 20300 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.

Tables are still available.  Call 440-331-1773 for more information.


Tuesdays in Lent are back

What a beautiful afternoon!  And this evening March 21) we gather at 6 p.m. at Our Savior’s for a simple supper, followed by an activity for all ages.  The crayons are out.

At 7 p.m. — or a little after — we gather in the sanctuary for scripture and prayers.

Next week, we gather at Faith on the same schedule.


Tuesdays during Lent

Join Good Soil Lutheran Ministries for a simple dinner, an activity for all ages and a prayer service on Tuesdays during Lent.

On the first Tuesday, we focused on the Seventh Commandment (thou shall not steal) and how stealing makes us fearful, distrustful and causes us to build walls and fortresses. We built walls with blocks then knocked them down after reading this prayer from the “free indeed” Lent devotional: “God tear down the walls of fear we build around us. Jesus bridge our divides. Amen.”

Next Tuesday (March 14), we’re at Faith — dinner at 6, activity for all ages at 6:30 and prayers at 7.


Same time schedule each Tuesday, including March 21 at Our Savior’s and March 28 at Faith.

Lent with Good Soil

We enter the Lenten season when we gather for worship and imposition of ashes on Wednesday (March 1) — 12 noon at Our Savior’s in Rocky River and 7 p.m. at Faith in Lakewood.

During Lent, we gather on Tuesday evenings for a simple supper at 6 p.m., followed by All Ages activities at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.  These gatherings will be held at Our Savior’s on March 7 and 21 and at Faith on March 14 and March 28.

During the week beginning April 1 we travel to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown on a mission trip to help spruce up their building to help with their community programs for young people.


The New Year at Good Soil Lutheran Ministries

Here are a few things to look forward to in 2017 with Good Soil Lutheran Ministries, the cooperative ministry of Faith Lakewood and Our Savior’s Rocky River Lutheran Churches. 

  • A January 25 concert by Jonathan Rundman, a well-known Lutheran pop musician/singer, co-sponsored by Good Soil and Trinity Lutheran Church in Lakewood for the benefit of North Coast Health.
  • The annual Good Soil chili cook-off on February 19 after worship.
  • A new opportunity to share God’s love with residents of the memory care unit at The Harbor Court assisted living center in a monthly Sunday afternoon service of song and Holy Communion.
  • A chance to roll up our sleeves and work together in a mission trip to a small urban church in Youngstown, Ohio, during the first week of April.
  • Outdoor worship in the field behind Our Savior’s using the wonderful benches and altar given to us as an Eagle Scout project.
  • A second year of summer day camp in collaboration with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio.

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