On Saturday nights or Sunday mornings, we invite you to come as you are. You will find some people in dresses and suits, and others in jeans and sweatshirts. There is no dress code. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in and join us. We will not ask visitors to stand up or wear a name tag. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early as the parking lot is large and you may need a few extra minutes to come in and find a seat. Worship usually lasts about 55 minutes.
Greetings people of God,
“Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people!”
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2
In the midst of it all, God says to us, “I haven’t forgot about you.” You may think you have it all under control but you really don’t, and if you don’t feel it now, you will feel it at some point. You need a strength and a hope in your life that is not dependent upon your achievements or resources.
The birth of Jesus came at a hectic time; His birth in a barn or a cave was probably a nightmare to Mary and Joseph. The town was part of their ancestry, but certainly they found that there really was no room for them in the inn. Into that commotion, God sends the messengers… “Don’t let it all scare you and ruin the goodness of the day that God has given you. God is not only near, but God is here in your midst. Fear not!”
This year we have created times of respite, times for hope and times for joyful celebration… Come, hear the Good News and take with you the strength of the “Bread of Life” Jesus in our midst.
Blue Christmas worship on Saturday, December 23 @ 5:00 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24 @ 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Christmas Eve, December 24 @ 3:00 p.m. “Bethlehem or Bust” participant drama live nativity
Christmas Eve, December 24 @ 10:00 p.m. Candles, songs and the story of hope
Christmas Day, December 25 @ 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Fricke, Senior Pastor
We invite you to stop by the Welcome Center and pick up a Welcome brochure and Our Savior’s coffee mug. You will find a helpful person at the Welcome Center and information about Our Savior’s and our mission and programming. There is always coffee and donuts available in the Social Hall.
Children in Worship
We believe children are a vital part of the Our Savior’s community and offer many options for them on Sunday morning. Children of all ages are welcome to attend worship services. Worship activity bags are available for children whose attention span is still growing. These bags can be found just outside of the Worship Center entrance and include worship-related activities, a gospel-centered children’s bulletin and a section for parents on ways to include their children in the worship experience. After worship, simply return the bag to the rack.
During Sunday worship services, nursery care is available for children 4 years old and younger, from 8:30 to 11:45 am. Our goal is to provide a loving, safe, Christian environment for your child while you worship. During the 8:30 and 10:45 am worship services, the nursery is available and staffed by an adult.
If your child is not ready for the nursery, or if you would prefer, you may accompany your child in the Lobby as there are activity books, building blocks and a coloring table for those times when your child just isn’t interested in being in the Worship Center. During the services, you may listen to the worship service through the sound system in the Lobby.
Holy Communion, also called the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, is the part of our worship life we believe sustains followers of Jesus Christ on their faith journeys. God’s gifts of grace, forgiveness and new life received through faith, come in this meal.
Our Savior’s invites all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to participate as his guest at his table. Those who do not yet commune are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing. Gluten free bread and alcohol free juice are always available.
Holy Communion at Our Savior’s is received in two ways:
Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday of every month.
Sunday Education Opportunities
Sunday School – 9:45 to 10:40 am
Children ages 2 years to grade 5 meet in classrooms located on the upper level. Stop by the Welcome Center and we’ll help you and your children to find their way to a class.
Adult Forum – 9:45 to 10:40
Adults meet in the Patio Room to study with the pastors or guest speakers to focus on Bible studies, or presentations on a wide range of topics.
Office Hours and Building Information
The office is open Monday through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The main building entrance is located on the north side of the church on Corbridge Lane and is open on Sundays and during the week. For security purposes, the West, Rural Street entrance is only open on Sundays and for special events.