Our Savior Lutheran Church turns 50

November 2, 2010

At the beginning of most services during the past 50 years, organist Vern Lindquist has played a quiet prelude, helping people transition from their busy lives into the serenity of worship at Issaquah’s Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Youngsters and their camp leaders at Our Savior Lutheran Church form a line to return inside after recess and refreshments during vacation Bible school in the 1990s. Contributed

Lindquist played the piano for the first service, Oct. 1, 1960, at the Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, just as he will play the organ at the church’s three-day, 50th-anniversary celebration this weekend, when the church celebrates its past, current and future members.

The first Lutheran church in Issaquah, Our Savior Lutheran moved from the theater a year later, after its members dedicated the first phase of their new church building. The founding pastor, Ernest Collard, circled the rural city and built a congregation of 82 members at a time when the city was less than 4,000 people.

From there, the church grew, and today it has more than 300 families in its congregation.

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Health support groups

July 20, 2010

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings. Learn more at www.eastsideintergroup.org.

-Any Length: 8 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

-Issaquah Smoke Free: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

-One Step At a Time: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tiger Mountain (call 206-686-2927)

-Core Relations (men only): 6 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

-Sobriety Life Line: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

-Morning Buzz: 6:30 am. weekdays, Lakeside Milam, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Suite No. 200

-Issaquah Breakfast: 7 a.m. weekdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

-Issaquah Breakfast (step study): 7 a.m. Saturdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

-Joy of Living: noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 4 p.m. Thursdays, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road Read more

Support Groups

April 20, 2010

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings. Go here or call 454-9192.

  • Any Length: 8 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way
  • Issaquah Smoke Free: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way
  • One Step At a Time: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tiger Mountain (call 206-686-2927)
  • Core Relations (men only): 6 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way
  • Sobriety Life Line: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way
  • Morning Buzz: 6:30 am. weekdays, Lakeside Milam, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Suite No. 200 Read more

Health Support Groups

March 16, 2010

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings, for more information, go to www.eastsideintergroup.org or call 454-9192: Read more

Health Support Groups

December 15, 2009

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings, for more information, go to www.eastsideintergroup.org or call 454-9192:

Any Length: 8 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

Issaquah Smoke Free: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 East Sunset Way

One Step At a Time: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tiger Mountain, 206-686-2927

Core Relations (men only): 6 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

Sobriety Life Line: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

Morning Buzz: 6:30 am. weekdays, Lakeside Milam, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Suite No. 200

Issaquah Breakfast: 7 a.m. weekdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

Issaquah Breakfast (step study): 7 a.m. Saturdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

Joy of Living: noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 4 p.m. Thursdays, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road

It’s In the Book (men only): 7 p.m. Mondays, 14919 Issaquah-Hobart Road

59 Minutes at Pine Lake: 8 p.m. Mondays, Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th Street

A Resentment and a Coffee Pot: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Preston Fire Hall, 8641 Preston-Fall City Road S.E.

Book Bag Stag (men only): 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way

Issaquah Tuesday Night: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street

Young Drunks (young people): 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street

Sammamish by the Book: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E.

Issaquah New Start: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Community Baptist Church, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.4Sammamish Big Book Study (children): 6 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Room 104

Raging on the River: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Preston Baptist Church, 31104 S.E. 8th Street

Issaquah Women (women only): 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

Pine Lake Stag (men only): 8 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th Street

Tiger Mountain Stag (men only): 8 p.m. Thursdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 East Sunset Way

Friday Night Firehouse Meeting: Issaquah Highlands Fire Station, 1289 N.E. Park Drive

Search for Serenity (big book study): 8 p.m. Saturdays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday, Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N.W. Juniper St., 313-7364

Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Family Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., 313-7364.

Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation: offers free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments, www.angelcarefoundation.org

Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays, Overlake Hospital, 688-5906

Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays, Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue, 688-5807

Issaquah Parkinson’s Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m., second Monday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 206-230-0166 or 392-4169

Overeaters Anonymous: 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Call 392-2488 or 761-2555. Childcare is available upon request.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7 p.m. the third Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue, 369-2552

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 746-4195 or 391-1889

Health Support Groups

November 17, 2009

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings. For more information, go to www.eastsideintergroup.org or call 454-9192: Read more

Health Support Groups

September 15, 2009

Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings, for more information, go to www.eastsideintergroup.org or call 454-9192: Read more

Support Groups

May 19, 2009

Alcoholics Anonymous: www.eastsideintergroup.org Read more

Health Support groups

January 19, 2009

 Alcoholics Anonymous: www.eastsideintergroup.org

Al-Anon/Alateen: 10 a.m. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 206-625-0000

ALS Support Group: 656-1650

Issaquah New Start for Al-Anon: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Issaquah Community Baptist Church, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., 392-6893 Read more