To Know Christ Personally...and Make Him Known to Others

Our Savior Lutheran Church and Preschool

 1209 Kingsbury Road

Washington, IL(click for map)



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Welcome to Our Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool.



8:15 AM Traditional Worship

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Adult Bible Study

11:00 AM Creative Worship



Pictorial Directory Appointments

We are producing a NEW directory for our church!  There is no cost to you to have your photo taken, you will receive a complimentary 8X10 color portrait.  Also EVERYONE photographed will receive a copy of the printed directory.  Your will be able to view your images electronically immediately after you are photographed.  At that time, you will be able to purchase additional portraits. 

EASY ways to schedule your appointment!

1. Visit the website by clicking on the portrait sign up picture to the left.

2. Select the NUMBER in household that will be photographed.

3. Click on the desired DAY that you are available.

4. Choose from the available TIMES and click the "Book It" button.

5. Click on "New User" or "Returning User"

6. Enter your name, phone number, and email address.

7. Create a username and password.

                                                                                     8. Review information then click FINALIZE to complete

An email confirmation will be sent to you immediately to confirm your appointment along with an email reminder 3 days prior to your session.  The email reminder will include a valuable coupon toward portrait purchase!




How to Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars!

Visit and follow the directions.






This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Tom Heren at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, IL.

Notes: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) returns to Our Savior Lutheran this Fall! Class will be held on Monday nights starting September 11th. Class materials may be ordered through the church office or online. For more class information, please feel free to reach out to Tom at:


To register click on the following link;



"Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World"


Showing on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 PM


Sunnyland Cinema 10

40 Sunnyland Plaza

Washington, IL 61571


Click on to get tickets!



Crafters’ Retreat

Saturday, October 21st 9am-5pm


Please join us for our inaugural Crafters’ Retreat held at Our Savior.  Snacks, lunch (soup/salad/sandwich), table space, and a fun environment will be provided.  You bring your own crafts and supplies.  If you have supplies that you don’t need, bring them and trade with others!  There will be games and prizes as well as some vendors (Close to My Heart, LuLaRoe, Stampin Up) to enjoy!  Register soon as seating is limited. Open to public! Proceeds will go toward purchasing new table linens and glassware for church functions.


Questions? Contact Karla; 360-3391/  or Jolene; 256-4531/


Download registration form below;


Crafters' Retreat Registration Form
Crafter Retreat registration.docx
Microsoft Word document [12.0 KB]


Saturday, September 23, 2017

1-7 PM

Eureka Sportsman Club

RR1 Eureka, IL  61530


Menu:  Hot Dogs, Brats, Lemonade, and Tea

(Eat at 4:30 PM)

  • Please bring a dish to share.
  • Bring chairs.
  • There will be fishing, derby, and games!


Please sign up on Narthex Bulletin Board if you plan to attend.


Paper products will be provided.





Dr. Martin and Marie Dicke serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Papua New Guinea. In this role, Martin teaches worship and music at Timothy Lutheran Seminary, Birip. Along with pastors and musicians of the Gutnius Lutheran Church, he works to update and develop additional worship resources for the church in the languages of the valley. He also leads workshops to help train musicians and worship leaders in various aspects of worship and music and partners with musicians of local churches in whatever ways he can. As time allows, he works with local Lutheran schools and their teachers to bring more music into their curriculums.

Martin was born and grew up on the mission field in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Ill., where he served as Cantor from 2002-2016. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from Concordia University, St. Paul (Minn.), a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Over the years, Martin has served as a choir director, organist, music director and cantor at churches and schools in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. He has been in church work his entire career as a musician. Martin’s hobbies include stamp collecting, editing/composing/arranging music and blogging on sacred music (

Marie’s hometown is Bertha, Minn., and she is also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church,Peoria. She received a bachelor’s degree in vocal music from Bemidji State University, Bemidji,Minn. Besides raising her four children, Marie has worked as a choir director, a preschooldirector and taught piano and early childhood music classes. In her free time, Marie enjoyscooking, gardening and quilting for Lutheran World Relief.


You can folow their journey on Facebook at



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Belief and Practice

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being “Lutheran”

Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

  • Grace Alone
  • Sola Gratia

    God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

  • Faith Alone
  • Sola Fide

    By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

  • Scripture Alone
  • Sola Scriptura

    The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.                                      

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                      Rev. Thomas L. Heren;

                      Cell: 309-265-7174

                      Carissa Hippen, DCE;
                      Cell: 309-696-9320





Erin Moore, Business Manager

Jody Iverson, Preschool Director

Heather Williamson, Secretary


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1209 Kingsbury Rd, Washington, IL 61571