Our Savior Lutheran Church and School
Every church not only has a statement of beliefs and an organizational structure, but also a culture, a feel, a personality that is the reflection of its history, leadership, values, and community. This uniqueness is the result of various personalities, choices, resources, opportunities, and challenges, but mostly of the providence of God.
Our Savior Lutheran Church is true to its name, focused on Jesus Christ and to historic Lutheran commitments to Christ alone, the Bible alone, Grace alone and Faith alone. Its concern for Christian education not only involves a Sunday school, Confirmation, Youth Ministry, and Bible Classes, but also led to its founding of Our Savior New American School in 1992 which has had a fairly consistent recent enrollment of about two hundred from Pre-K through Senior High School. The school serves a wide variety of students: denominational, racial, and international. The Church / School has purchased and is in the process of developing eighteen (18) acres for future growth and ministry.
Worship at Our Savior is flexible and variable, drawing upon traditional, liturgical, folk and contemporary styles. Sunday morning worship regularly consists of two identical services at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m., which may feature organ, piano, guitars, and keyboard in some form of blended motif. The church has a choir and a praise band; the school has a junior high and senior high choir, as well as ad hoc praise teams.
The congregation is a balanced mix of young, middle-age and older folks from a variety of denominational and cultural background reflecting our metropolitan area. It also serves the wider community by offering VBS, year-round gymnasium use, (basketball camps and workouts, soccer leagues, etc.…) driver’s education, counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a food pantry. The congregation’s motto is “The Friendly Church that Proclaims Christ” and its mission statement is simply Christ’s Great Commission to “Go, make disciples, baptizing … teaching …”
8 & 10:30 AM: Worship Service
• Childcare Provided
• Children's Sunday School
(Pre K to 6th Grade)
• Confirmation Program
(7th & 8th Grade)
• Adult Bible Study
• High School Bible Study
Communion Service Every Sunday
Pastor: Rev. Ronald W. Stelzer
Assistant to the Pastor: Gary D’Aquino, LCMS Deacon
Director of Parish Music: Ray Knehnetski
Secretary: Robin Reade