Who We Are

Our Savior Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Among the many different “flavors” of Lutheranism, OSLC would be counted among the “evangelical-catholics”. This means we are dedicated to the traditional liturgy and practice of the church catholic, which Luther recovered in a more pure form in the 16th century. We confess the 3 ecumenical creeds, and are robustly sacramental—believing Baptism, Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper are divine means of grace in which Christ is truly Present and fully delivers His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation.

We are “Mere Christians” as C.S. Lewis (next to Luther, a favorite theologian of ours!) wrote in his famous book. Simply following the classic faith of Scripture as it has been practiced by the Church down through the ages is our aim.

We love the Bible! Our pastor was a student of the noted Yale School of the late 20th century which emphasized a “realist narrative” approach to Scripture. This project is most similar to what C.S. Lewis and Tolkien were also striving after: re-discovering the Bible as the True, God-given Story (which really happened in history!) by which we are fitted into God’s world, His Way, being remade by God’s Word in the Image of Christ.

In Him the old ways (Jer. 6:16) are ever new, ever renewing…