Worship

The Words of the Hymn
“God Is Here”
Sum Up What Sunday Morning 
Worship is Like
at
Our Saviours
 




God is here! As we your people
        meet to offer praise and prayer,
        may we find in fuller measure
        what it is in Christ we share.
        Here, as in the world around us,
        all our varied skills and arts
        wait the coming of the Spirit
        into open minds and hearts.



Here are symbols to remind us
        of our lifelong need of grace;
        here are table, font, and pulpit;
        here the cross has central place.
        Here in honesty of preaching,
        here in silence, as in speech,
        here, in newness and renewal,
        God the Spirit comes to each.

Holy Communion is
Celebrated Every Sunday
and on Major Festivals





Here our children find a welcome
        in the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
        here as bread and wine are taken,
        Christ sustains us as of old.
        Here the servants of the Servant
        seek in worship to explore
        what it means in daily living
        to believe and to adore.

Children begin Worship with their families, attend Sunday School following the Pastor’s Children’s Sermon, and return to their families during worship to attend Holy Communion.

There are more hymns
that speak to what Worship is About at OSLC



Now as evening falls around us, 
we shall raise our songs to you,
God of daybreak, 
God of Shadows, 
come and light our hearts anew.

Every Wednesday Evening
From September through
June we gather together sing Holden Evening Prayer and hear a brief message from our Pastor.

Or if you are not ready for formal Worship
we invite you to come, sit, and rest awhile by the Children’s Fountain in the Courtyard.

Come come come come come along now,
Run away from the hum-drum,
We’ll go to a place that is safe from
greed, anger and boredom.

We’ll dance and sing till sundown,
and feast with abandon,
We’ll sleep when the morning comes,
and we’ll rise by the sound of the birdsongs.

We’ll be here when the world slows down,
and the sunbeams fade away,






I’m New

The toughest thing about being new to Our Saviour is finding the parking lot!

The church is located at 420 West Downer Place (An address which everybody who grew up in the ’60s finds ironic) and there is plenty of street and diagonal parking in front of the main entrance.

However, as you can see from the picture there is even more parking behind the church.

According to MapQuest once you have reached the front door of the church here is how you can get to our parking.

Coming from the east on Downer continue past the church until you have reached South View Street. Make a left turn and continue a block south to Garfield Avenue where you will make another left. Heading east on Garfield proceed about 1/2 block to the parking lot which will be on your left.

Coming from the west on Downer continue past the church until you have reached South Chestnut Street – the Healy Chapel sits on the corner – turn right and head south until you reach Garfield where you will turn right and the parking lot will be your right.

If all this feels like you are going in circles we suggest you set your GPS to 423 Garfield Avenue and allow it to guide you.

Once in the parking lot follow the signs (or the smell of coffee) into the church.  The warm welcome that awaits you will make it worth the effort.

A Little About Us

Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church is a traditional and winsome community of faith. We take very seriously the theological depth, beauty, and gravitas of Christianity’s tradition. This is especially true in our worship services. And yet we believe that this great tradition should make us loving, relational, and very devoted to the mission of Jesus Christ in the community and world around us. We reach back only to move ahead.

The church is centered in the grace of Jesus Christ, and we talk about that a lot. Since we are all clear that our common center  is the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ we spend little time here worrying about the boundary issues that exclude people. Our church holds together just fine by its center.

We come from many walks of life and have contrasting opinions about most of the prevailing issues. Only Christ could hold us all together, and we give thanks for just how wonderfully he does that in the bonds of tender love.

So, we invite you to come and join us.  We don’t want to be your home church we want to be your church home.