Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pastor Joan Oleson
Church Office
(269) 983-1273

Education

Saron is a congregation seeking to become more fluent in the first language of faith, the language of Scripture, in order that we might live into our calling as a people renewed, enlivened, empowered and sent by the Word.

  • Sunday School (during program/school year) – Classes for ages 2 – adults, including Confirmation classes
  • Adult Inquirers’ Class - Those persons who desire to learn more about the Christian faith from the Lutheran perspective or who desire to join Saron.
  • First Communion Class - Those youth who are interested in receiving their First Communion are invited to a time of instruction, please notify Pastor of your interest.
  • Vacation Bible School – Vacation Bible School for 2017 is in the planning stages. Fun times are ahead! Invite a friend!
  • Tuesday Morning Beach Study - Begin your day with prayer and Bible study at the beach this summer! Bring your travel cup of coffee or tea, a jacket, and your Bible for a gathering on Tuesday mornings at 8:30, beginning the Tuesday after Memorial Day. We meet at Lions Park Beach in Saint Joseph. Plan to get your free parking pass (as a St Joseph resident) at City Hall, take a brief walk after parking down Lions Park Drive, arrange to car pool from the church, or pay the $5 daily parking fee. A season pass for $40 is also available. For more information, contact Pastor.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Bible Class – You are invited to join a study and discussion on the Scripture readings that will be used at Sunday worship. Join the conversation on Wednesdays, at 1:00 pm. Check the calendar.
  • Thursday Morning Bible Class - The 9:30 am Thursday morning Bible study examines a themed study for several weeks with topics changing during the year. All are welcome! Check the calendar.
  • High School and Adult Forum - Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am in the lounge.
  • 1st Sunday Book Group - This group normally meets at 6:30 pm the 1st Sunday of the month. Check the calendar each month.
  • Men's Tuesday Evening Bible Study -  Join us each week at at the church, 6:00 pm, for a one-hour lively discussion of the bible lead by Pastor David Slater. This is followed by gathering at a local restaurant at 7:00 pm for snacks, food and beverage. Check the calendar.
  • Men’s monthly Bible Devotions and Breakfast - Gather at the Galley Grill restaurant in Stevensville the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 am for a devotion followed by breakfast. Check the calendar.
Join Us in Worship, And Follow Us On:
Stewards of Local Community
In the words of hymn #715 Christ, Be Our Light, we are reminded about the needs of people throughout our community and world. We thank the people of Saron who work in so many ways to be a local beacon of light helping those in need. God’s work, our hands.

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others, Shared until all are fed.
Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others, Walls made of living stone.
Many the gifts, many the people, Many the hearts yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another, Signs of your kingdom come.
Christ be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness. Christ be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.



Saron is a congregation that gives generously through our work at the Soup Kitchen, giving to the CROP walk, tutoring, Meet Me at the Freezer, Fair Trade, supporting the ELCA Good Gifts with our purchases of bees, chicks, pigs and goats, Blood Drives, gifts to Lutheran World Relief, Malaria campaign, and the list goes on as we give to our neighbors both near and far. God’s work, our hands.