Our Mission:  To Know Christ Personally...and Make Him Known to Others

His Vision for us
Our community will recognize Our Savior
 Lutheran Church as a cornerstone of love
and service, making a difference in the lives
 of families and in our changing community.

Our guests will be welcomed and embraced
like family by the friendly people of Our Savior. 

They will be nourished by the Word, and inspired to know Christ personally.

 

Our members will gather around the cross, and be fed by God’s Word, and taught His truth.  We will be eager to witness to God’s love.  We will encourage each other, support each other, care for each other, and together, we will share the joys of salvation!

Monday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us remember that God gives His blessings because of who He is, not because of anything we can do.

Tuesday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us to encourage each other when any of us is discouraged.

Wednesday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us show our neighbors what love is, not just tell them what it should be.

Thursday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us use our facilities to support our services to all who come to our meetings and worship services.

Friday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to teach us how we should relate to members of other churches in our community.

 

His Path
God led our church fathers to form Our Savior Lutheran Church in 1965, and we have celebrated our 50th anniversary. This first step has placed our congregation on a path that God has prepared for us. He has guided our footsteps as we gathered for worship, Sunday School, Bible classes and fellowship. By His grace, we dedicated our first church building in 1968. God blessed our congregation and our ministry; and, by 1984, a new sanctuary was needed to accommodate our growth. In September 1988, Our Savior Preschool opened with classes for three and four-year-old students.
In 2010, we celebrated a major renovation of our sanctuary, which has been a tremendous blessing for our worship. For over 50 years, God has blessed the family and ministry of Our Savior in a variety of ways as we carry out the mission
“To know Christ personally...and make him known to others.”

Our Plan
Overwhelming support from the congregation for expanding our facility has led us to new space and new ministries:

¨ Space to increase Sunday morning adult Bible study class size and add additional classes.

¨ Dedicated Preschool, Sunday School, and youth classrooms.

¨ Fellowship and kitchen space to seat 200 for receptions, dinners and banquets.

¨ Secure and well-located nursery space during worship and education opportunities.

¨ Proper counseling quarters and additional offices for staff.

¨ Storage space that is dedicated to worship, education and office needs.

¨ A covered entry to protect members and visitors from unfavorable weather

¨ A prominent cross for identification.

Our Footsteps
We have been called by God to minister to those around us and our lack of space and consequent inability to provide additional ministry options fail to accomplish this task.

The Holy Spirit has opened many doors throughout the past few years, bringing us to this point of adding space to properly meet the needs of our current ministry, and allowing us to explore new ministry opportunities.

Since 1965, God has led us on His Path, a path that makes an eternal difference, a path that guides our efforts “To Know Christ Personally...And Make Him Known To Others.”  Today we believe that God has led us to this journey of faith, “HIS PATH, our footsteps.”

The goal will be challenging, but we know that our God is above all, and will lead us.  To God Be The Glory!

 

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

 

 

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