Worship

The Service

Our Saviour follows the Lutheran  order of service.  From July 2- September 3, 2017 we are worshipping at 9:00am only  Our 8:15AM service is a service of God’s Word with communion.  Our 10:30AM service includes the rich heritage of Lutheran music.  We approach our service with eyes of  grace and hearts of gratitude, knowing every good thing comes from God.  We invite you to “Come and See”.  Please note that our services are at 8:15AM and 9:30AM for July and August.

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Communion

All baptized Christians are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table.  On most Sundays we commune by tables, offering the host and wine or grape juice. Wine may be taken by intinction or common cup.  Grape juice is available in small cups.

Special Services

Special services are held during the year.  We start our church year with Advent just after Thanksgiving.  This is the time we prepare our hearts to receive God’s gift of His Son, born in Bethlehem.

On Christmas Eve we offer three services.  The 4PM services is focused on families and includes a special children’s sermon.  At  7PM service we have a candlelight service of carols.  At 11PM we gather again for a candlelight service of carols.

Ash Wednesday is a service that helps us recall that God hates nothing His hands have made, and He forgives the sins of the penitent.  Ashes help us recall that from dust we came and to dust we shall return.

During Holy Week we celebrate the triumphant entry of Christ on Palm Sunday with the joyous songs and waving of palm branches.  As we move to Holy Thursday we hear our Lord’s call to intensify our struggle against death and sin.  We are sustained by  God’s grace provided through the eucharistic meal.  Good Friday is the tenebrae service, the closing of the book of life.  We leave quietly to return in triumph over death on Easter.

On Easter we rejoice with gratitude for the joyous resurrection of Jesus Christ.   Through this gift of His life, death and resurrection we have everlasting life.  Easter is the crown of the year.  It is composed of seven Sundays as a single feast.  The Ascension is a continuation of Easter.  It is 50 days of rejoicing!

On Penecost  we confirm our ninth graders into full membership in the congregation.  We rejoice with them and their families as the promise of Easter is fulfilled through the sending of the Holy Spirit.  The church receives the power and gifts to bring the Good News to all the earth.

Christ the King Sunday is the last Holy Day in the liturgical year.  We remember that Jesus reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, as the beloved Son.  This is also the day when we consecrate our gifts, returning with gratitude to God a portion of the blessings we have received through His grace.