WELCOME PASTOR MARK ABRAM
A new Beginning

From left to right –Pastors; Scott Gress, Ed Nicklas, Mark Abram, Elmer Medley, Greg Walton, Al Kirk.

April 3rd, we installed Pastor Mark Abram in a worship service attended by his family, many guest pastors and visitors from our community. Please welcome Pastor Mark!

Pastor Mark and his wife Dawn

Pastor Mark and his wife Dawn

Pastor Mark was born December 17, 1956 in Ft. Wayne, IN. 4 months later his father accepted a call from the FL-GA District to begin a new church in sleepy Orlando, FL (pop. 78,000).  Pastor Mark graduated from Trinity Prep and UCF (’78), majoring in finance. He continued on to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis from 1978-82. During his vicarage (internship) year in Bayside, Queens, NY he met and married Dawn, who was the daughter of his supervising pastor, the late Rev. Ernst Pflug.

The Abrams spent the first 7 years of his ministry in Florida, serving Peace, Okeechobee and Good Shepherd, Titusville. In 1989, needing to move to a northern climate because of daughter, Jillian’s severe pediatric mold allergy he accepted a call from New Jersey District to serve as a mission developer. The Abrams spent the next 17 years up north where he also was pastor of Christ The King, Danville, VA (1991-93). He was one of 3 pastors of Faith, Appleton, WI, a congregation of nearly 4000 members until 2005 when they returned to the sunshine state. Pastor Mark’s father was thrilled to welcome them back to Florida and participate in his installation as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Summerfield (The Villages). Just 4 days later, Pastor Henry Abram was called home to heaven suddenly after a fall at home.  

The Abrams are parents of 2 children; Jillian Wojcik (Bobby) who lives in Plantation and is an assistant professor of behavioral science at Broward College, and Marcus who lives with his wife Sarah in New Berlin, WI and is a credit analyst for Bank of Montreal.

Mark and Dawn moved to Plantation in May to smother their grandchildren and the effort continues! Dawn is a VP with Bank of Montreal working remotely from her home office when she isn’t spending a week every other month at their Brookfield, WI operations center. Grandkids Mia (3) and Dash (1) are their primary hobby, although Pastor Mark also enjoys fishing and regular workouts at 24 Hour Fitness. The Abrams’ home is at 10310 NW 10th Street in Plantation.

SERVING CHRIST - SERVING OTHERS - CHANGING LIVES

     Christ calls us to be servants to all. Empowered by Christ, the Christian 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.

BIBLE STUDY
Sundays 9:30am and 11:00am Wednesdays 10:30am - 11:30am Other Bible studies are offered through out the year. Please refer to our Weekly Newsletter for the most up-to-date list of classes.
Our high school youth meet for Bible study and fellowship during the 11:00am service in the Youth Room.
Sunday School is offered during the 9:30am service for kids 18mths through 8th grade. Families meet in worship for the first two songs and a special message before being dismissed to their teacher. All our teachers are background checked and trained for ministry.
The nursery is available during our 9:30am and 11:00am services for children 3yrs old and younger. Our attendants are background checked and trained for ministry.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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WORSHIP TIMES

Sunday Worship Times

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

weekly newsletter


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UPCOMING EVENTS
08 May 2016
Worship Services

Bible Study

8001 NW 5th St,

Plantation,

FL,

33324,

United States.

09 May 2016
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The support of Our Savior Lutheran Church is making this ministry possible for active duty servicemen and women. The M.O.S.T. Team truly appreciates

11 May 2016
Thy Word

All are welcome to come to Wednesday Bible Brunch. A social time with snacks begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Bible Study on a book of the Bible

8001 NW 5th St,

Plantation,

FL,

33324,

United States.

We have enjoyed membership here and consider everyone at Our Savior our family. Jesus tells us, "Love one another as I have loved you," and Our Savior Lutheran makes it easy for us to do that.

Our Savior feeds our faith by offering many opportunities for growth. There are Sunday morning, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, and small group Bible studies. We not only learn, but enjoy Christian fellowship at the same time.

The Fischers

Members since 1971

We love Our Savior because it has become our second home. Our children started here in Sunday School, the Preschool, Elementary and onto Confirmation. This church's congregation is a fabulous, loving group of Christ-loving people.

The Rodriguez Family

Members since 1994

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."

The Orta Family

Member since 2011

I love Our Savior because it feels like one big giant family.

Troy

Member since 2009

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!”

Mary

Member since 1992

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.

John

Member since 2015


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are your worship times?

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

What if I want to receive Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper)?

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.

I haven't been to church in a long time. Is it okay for me to come?

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.

Do I have to be a Lutheran to come to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School?

NO! Many people come to our church who are not Lutheran.

What can I expect when I come to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School?

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.

Is there a dress code? What should I wear?

There is no dress code. You will find people wearing suits and also very casual clothes. All we ask is that it be decent.

Is there something for my kids?

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.

I’m struggling with some personal problems. Is help available?

Yes. Our pastor would be happy to discuss this with you. He can also make recommendations of licensed counselors who could help.

What goes on at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School?

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!

How do I get involved?

The best way to get involved is to show up for whatever interests you. Most activities do not require any registrations.

How do I become a member?

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.

What style of music can I expect?

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.

Does Our Savior Lutheran Church and School have a school?

We certainly do! We serve students from 18months through 8th grade. Visit our school website HERE for more details.

Where is Our Savior Lutheran Church and School located?

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.