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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8:15 AM Traditional Worship

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Adult Bible Study

11:00 AM Creative Worship



Welcome to Our Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool.




Click on the picture to listen to Our Savior's Youth Band, LORD'S BAND, play "Amazing Grace"





City Launches CodeRED Community Notification System

  The City of Washington is now offering residents and businesses the CodeRED community notification system through a partnership with OnSolve, the largest global provider of critical communication solutions. CodeRED provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes. Like other reverse notification systems, CodeRED will enable the city to quickly deliver messages via phone (cell & land lines), text, or email to targeted areas or the entire city. There is no charge to enroll in CodeRED. System subscribers can choose to receive Emergency and/or General notifications. Examples of Emergency notifications include Severe Weather, Boil Orders, Endangered/Missing Persons, and Police Special Operations. General notifications will include time sensitive information on snow parking bans, road closures, and major traffic.  To sign up, individuals and businesses can visit the city website,, and click on the CodeRED logo at the bottom of the homepage or click on the CodeRed icon above. Those without Internet access may call City Hall (309-444-3196), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone. CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure notifications are received by the proper individuals in a given situation.



Shawn Degenhart, from Gospelfest ministries, and a few of his Gospelfest

singers, will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church on April 22nd at 6pm.

Shawn and the Gospelfest singers will lead the audience in an evening of

singing gospel hymn favorites.  It is free for anyone in the community to

attend. A free will offering will be taken.

Click on icon to visit






Enjoy a faith-filled week of Vacation Bible School (VBS)

on  June 11-15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Children ages 3 (potty trained) to those who are currently in 6th grade are welcome to join in the fun and fellowship.  At Splash Canyon VBS, children will hear amazing Bible Stories, create cool crafts, have delicious snacks, dance and sing to awesome music and assemble service projects.  

Please click on Splash Canyon Logo to register.  Please call Carissa Hippen at Our Savior at 444-4030 or email for any questions or more information.



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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








                      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