Shaping Your Faith
Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At Our Savior’s, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world. Worship unites us in praise and thanksgiving, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in our faith. All are welcome!
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Luke 18:15-16)
Our Savior’s values children in worship. Children who come to church with their family become a part of the worshipping community by being part of the experience.
Of course, children wiggle, get fussy and say unexpected things. That is completely understandable. We also know that small people can respond to the awe and beauty, sights and sounds that are part of the worship service even if they do not fully understand them. Children will learn that worship is about praising God through song, prayer, and offerings and will more easily understand that prayer is important, for example, when children see their parents and others praying.
Just as we teach our children how to talk or eat with the family, we also need to help them learn how to worship. The primary way we do this is by taking our children to church and worshipping with them so they can learn by example. At Our Savior’s we believe that worship and Christian Education are equally important to a child’s and adult’s knowledge and love of God.
Scripture tells us that Jesus welcomed babies and children who were brought to him.
People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Luke 18:15-16)
Christians continue to believe that Jesus’ love awaits children who are brought to church today.
WEEKLY WORSHIP TIMES
Gathering for Word and Meal
Saturday 5:30 pm
Contemplative, evening prayer service
Sunday 8:00 am
Classical Lutheran form of worship
Sunday at 10:30 am
Contemporary style with varied instrumentation
Come and visit us for a warm, welcoming, service anytime! We think you’ll find Our Savior’s worship services to be comfortable and fulfilling.
All are welcome to join in Holy Communion at our worship services.
In our pews, you will find red Friendship pads during the services. Please sign these to let us know you attended our service and to get to know those worshiping around you!
We want to encourage families to praise God together, but if you desire, a volunteer staffed nursery for children ages four and under is available during worship. Children’s bulletins and activity bags are also available.
Our Sunday School programs run September through May. We offer 9:15 am Sunday School rotation for children age 4 through 5th grade.
You do not need to be a member of Our Savior’s to participate in our Sunday School program. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are always welcome in the sanctuary to worship at Our Savior's, but if you prefer, Our Savior's offers a fully staffed nursery during all worship services and often during special events and bible studies.
All of our nursery workers have been background checked and as important, have a passion for caring for all of God's children. Children are supervised at all times.
The nursery offers age appropriate toys that are disinfected and maintained for safety, child-safe cribs for napping if necessary and a bathroom.
A pager will be assigned to you upon drop off so that if your child needs your assurance or that special "parental touch", we can page you to return to the nursery.
With the exception of formula or bottles for infants, we do not encourage you to bring snacks for your children as they are not allowed in the nursery due to policies on food safety surrounding food allergies. Thank you for your attention to this.
If you take advantage of the nursery, you might be interested in playtime during the week for families. Check the church calendar. Volunteering to staff the nursery is also a great way to give back and to get to know the other kiddos and their parents.
A Welcome to the Community of Faith
At Our Savior's Lutheran Church, we offer congregants of all ages a chance to give back by joining our wide range of ministries. Our Worship Services allows current members or newcomers to be involved with our ongoing mission of spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ to our ever-growing community. Giving back is ingrained into our philosophy and it’s at the root of our very being.
A Wide Range of Initiatives
To discuss weddings at OSLC, please contact the church office for more information.
OSLC has a small prayer labyrinth in out outdoor courtyard open year round (although it may be covered in snow during the winter months!). Prayer labyrinths can be helpful in meditation and prayer, and to help center one's self for and during prayer.