Christ calls us to be servants to all. Empowered by Christ, the Church can transform lives by bringing the love of Christ into the community. Lives are changed with a relationship with Jesus in His kingdom, here today and forever.
It is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ that His disciples should preach the Gospel to the whole world (Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). That Christ’s mission for His Church might be carried 8 out according to His will, He commanded that Christians unite in worship (Hebrews 10:24-25), practice fellowship with one another (Acts 2:42), witness to all people (Acts 1:8), help each other grow in the Word (Ephesians 4:11-14), serve the needs of all people in Christian love (Ephesians 4:7-16, Mark 10:42-44, John 13:35, Galatians 6:10), administer the Office of the Keys as His Church (John 20:21-23, Matthew 18:15-20), and maintain decency and order (I Corinthians 14:40) in the Church.
We were looking for a family oriented, small congregation as we were planning our wedding. One of our family members was part of the choir of Our Savior Lutheran Church and invited us to attend. It just took for us to attend to one service to know that this is where we wanted to worship God. We felt in love with the church and their members, we can truly feel God's presence here during every service. Needless to say, we got married here in 2010, baptized our first child in 2012 and are planning the baptism of our youngest son December 2015. Our family lives by the church mission "Serving Christ, Serving Others, Changing Lives."
I love Our Savior because it feels like one big giant family.
I became a member of Our Savior Lutheran because the first time I walked in the door, I felt God’s presence and His love. I came to speak with Pastor Volz for the first time about conflicts I was experiencing in my life; he sat and talked with me for over an hour about it! (I wasn’t a member yet!) I attended services with my sister Janice Lynn for nearly a month, as a visitor. One day, we walked out of the Sanctuary and I felt my heart at peace. I knew my “wilderness training” was over and I was ready to join the family at OSL and get to work Kingdom building. I began teaching Confirmation and “the rest is history!”
I became a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church because I needed a "home church" and I felt the love of the persons who are members here; many of whom I knew in a previous Lutheran Church.
We love Our Savior Lutheran because it is a very friendly environment, also everyone seems like family! Our Savior provides a very welcoming atmosphere.
We love Our Savior Lutheran because this whole place, both church and school, feels like an extension of our family. The love for our students and their families goes beyond words.
We have three services each Sunday. Our 8:00 am and 11:00 am services are Traditional while our 9:30 am service is Contemporary. Holy Communion is served at all three services
Holy Communion is a gift from God. It is the Lord’s Table to which He invites us. As we prepare to receive the Sacrament, we might ask ourselves the following questions: Do I realize that I am a sinful human being? Do I understand that our Lord gave His life, His body and blood, for me on the cross that I might be forgiven of my sins and in His resurrection raised me to a new life? Do I realize that in the Lord’s Supper He gives me His true body and blood that I might be assured of forgiveness and that my faith is strengthened that I might serve my Lord and through Him serve others? If you are a baptized Christian and share these Biblical truths, please join us in the celebration of the Sacrament. If you have not yet received instruction, please come forward for a blessing, crossing your arms over your chest to indicate you are not receiving the elements.
ABSOLUTELY! We are always glad to welcome people who haven’t been to a church in a long time. We try to make our services “user friendly” and make it so that people can easily find their way.
NO! Many people come to our church who are not Lutheran.
You can expect a friendly place where we gather together to praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for what He has done for us in His death and resurrection. We are not perfect and that is why we celebrate God’s forgiveness.
There is no dress code. You will find people wearing suits and also very casual clothes. All we ask is that it be decent.
During our 9:30am service, we have a special children’s message followed by Sunday School for toddlers through 8th grade. Our high school youth meet at 11:00am for their Bible study hour. The nursery is available during the 9:30am and 11:00am services for children 3years old and younger.
Yes. Our pastor would be happy to discuss this with you. He can also make recommendations of licensed counselors who could help.
The best way to answer this question is to come and see. There are activities and studies that cover a variety of ages and interests. Examples include, Bible study, Youth Group, Sunday School, Women’s Group, Bells, Choir, Praise Team, and more!
The best way to get involved is to show up for whatever interests you. Most activities do not require any registrations.
If you are a member of another Lutheran church you can ask them to transfer your membership to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. If you are not a member of another Lutheran church we ask that you attend a Connections Class. These classes are offered throughout the year and there is no obligation in attending. The class covers the basic teachings of the Bible and the Lutheran Church.
Our 8:00am and 11:00am service uses more traditional music with organ accompaniment. Our 9:30am service uses more praise music and is led by our Praise Team with keyboard, guitars, and drums.
We certainly do! We serve students from 18months through 8th grade. Visit our school website HERE for more details.
I’m glad you asked. We are located in Plantation, a southeast suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We are located on 5th Street and University Boulevard. We are the church with the fountain.