We warmly welcome you to participate in worship every Sunday.
Worship with Communion - 9:30 AM
Fellowship time with coffee & snacks - 10:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages - 11:30 AM
If you visit on a Sunday morning, you'll find a group of friendly, welcoming people. Lutheran worship is participatory and rooted in the ancient rhythms and practices of Christianity. Everyone joins in singing, praying, and worshiping God. You will hear readings from scripture and a sermon about how God is still speaking to us. You will be invited to the Lord's table to experience Christ, present in bread and wine. The forgiveness of your sins will be proclaimed and you will be called out into service to others.
We are not perfect, and church is not for people who have it all figured out. Rather, we are all human, every one of us both a saint and a sinner. We come together with our differences, our hurts, our needs, and our imperfections, trusting that God's grace is offered for all and that God's love is abundant. No matter who you are, you have a place here.
I'm new here. What should I expect?
If you are considering visiting Our Saviour's for the first time, or you're new to church in general, just walking in the door can be daunting. Here's what to expect when you arrive:
- You can park in any space. Our facility is wheelchair and walker accessible.
- When you enter the narthex (that's a church word for "lobby"), you'll probably see a lot of friendly people milling around. You are welcome to sign our guest book, and if you'd like to be contacted, please leave a mailing or email address. There will be a table in the narthex with the worship materials you'll need for the service—usually a bulletin and hymnal.
- In the sanctuary, you can sit in any of the chairs. There are no assigned seats.
- Lutheran worship encourages congregational involvement. You won't just be an audience member watching a show—you'll be invited to stand and sit, sing and pray. The pastor will let you know what to do when, and congregational responses are printed in the worship materials (generally in bold type).
- If you have young children, please know that they are very welcome. People of all ages are encouraged to participate in worship. It may be hard for a toddler to sit still for an hour-long worship service—that's okay. Noise is allowed! We have a "Kids' Zone" in the sanctuary with some quiet toys, which is a perfect place for younger children who might not be able to follow the worship service.
- Partway through the service, the pastor will invite kids up to the front of the church for a short children's sermon.
- An offering is collected every week of both money and non-perishable foods. Food items are placed in the Red Wagon in the narthex before worship and go to a local food pantry. During the service, ushers will pass the offering plates. Making an offering is voluntary, a way of using our abundance to help those in need and strengthen our relationship with God.
- Communion is a central part of worship every week. Lutheran theology teaches that in the bread and wine of communion, we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ. If you wish to receive communion, please come forward when directed to do so by the ushers. Grape juice is available if you prefer not to drink wine. Children are invited to commune at their parents' discretion, or they may receive a blessing.
- After worship, there is time for fellowship and coffee, followed by Sunday school for kids and Bible study for adults.