We'd love for you to join us for worship! Read on to learn more about who we are, what guides us as a church community, and how we worship together.
We are a community of faith inspired by Christ to love and serve the world.
We gather in thanks and praise to be forgiven, nourished, challenged, and transformed by God.
We seek to continually deepen our faith
We joyfully give our time, talent, and treasure to each other, our community, and the world.
We celebrate our differences, knowing that all are loved by Christ. We believe intergenerational fellowship makes us stronger.
We pursue a vibrant future by cultivating participation, proactive leadership and generous stewardship.
Worship here at Our Savior's is . . .
MUSICAL: We sing praises to God using a wide variety of music, blended from older traditional hymns to newer styles. We have a choir singing regularly in worship. Now and then the Sunday School children sing special pieces. And we have a solid group of people blessing worship with their musical offerings.
NOURISHING: Through scripture and sermon we are challenged and comforted with God's Word. Every Sunday we are fed with the forgiving and strengthening presence of Christ in Holy Communion. Through God's encounter with us in worship we are strengthened for another week of joyful living in service to God's world.
COMMUNAL and PARTICIPATORY: We value the relationships built between one another in this congregation. So it is a great joy to come together weekly to thank and praise God for his goodness with our friends. In this culture which over emphasizes entertainment, we are thankful that our worship is liturgical, meaning "work of the people." It is something we are actively involved in.
FOR ALL AGES: We love children. We love their enthusiasm. We believe children need to worship. Please bring your children and teach them to value and participate in worship through your example. During the school year children's sermons are offered.
How long are your services?
Our services are generally 60 minutes in length. Sometimes a little shorter, sometimes a few minutes longer. After services, many folks stay and enjoy treats and coffee in our Fellowship Hall. Please join us, we'd enjoy getting to know you.
Where do I park?
We have a parking lot located on the west side of the church. Or feel free to park on the side of the streets nearby the church. The pink-colored double doors, with a wooden cross, serve as our main entry (located on 7th Street).
What kind of clothing expectations do you have?
What you wear isn't what we care about. While it's true that some of our members enjoy pulling out their "Sunday best" as they join us for worship, we also have many who dress in more causal attire. We want you to feel comfortable worshipping with us.
Is this church part of a denomination?
Yep. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
In 1987, three separate Lutheran church bodies came together to form the ELCA. The ELCA is in Full Communion (meaning we get along well and share the same core beliefs) with the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, the Moravian Church, and the Reformed Church in America.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all.
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.