- What to Expect
At Our Savior's we strive to "welcome all to share Christ's love, to grow in faith, and to live a life of service glorifying God." We do that in distinct ways:
By celebrating our Lutheran heritage...
We are a church that walks by faith, trusting God's promise in the gospel and knowing that we exist by and for the proclamation of this gospel word. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the life of the world. As the apostle Paul wrote (Romans 1:16-17), we are not ashamed of this gospel ministry because it is God’s power for saving all people who trust the God who makes these promises. “We are to fear and love God, so, that we do not despise preaching or God’s word, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear it and learn it” (Small Catechism). God’s word, specifically God’s promise in Jesus Christ, creates this liberated, confident and generous faith. God gives the Holy Spirit who uses gospel proclamation – in preaching and sacraments, in forgiveness and in healing conversations – to create and sustain this faith. As a Lutheran church, we give central place to this gospel message in our ministry.
By gathering as community for worship...
For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.
Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.
Each Sunday, when we gather for worship, you are welcome to come as you are.
We turn to God admitting our human brokenness and fallibility and are offered grace and forgiveness. We sing, pray and read the Bible together. We hear a message connecting the Bible's story to our stories. We celebrate Holy Communion each week. And we are sent back into the world freed and forgiven.
You can see a typical pattern of worship by downloading this week’s bulletin from this site’s home page.
As part of our worship, children are invited to come forward for a message just for them. The Spirit- filled noise of children in worship is welcome. Activity bags for children, with coloring sheets, crayons and books, are available in the back of the sanctuary for your use during worship. A nursery space is also available, if needed. Diaper changing stations are available on both the main and lower levels.
On Sunday mornings, the Gathering Room is often buzzing with conversation. Join us for a time of coffee, treats, and good conversation. Meetings and other learning opportunities are often held between services as well.
Our building is handicap accessible in most areas. Our accessible entrance is located on the north side of the building, near the parking lot across the street from the high school.
We invite you to stop by the church building located at the corner of 3rd St. NW and 2nd Ave NW. (138 3rd St. NW, Valley City, ND 58072)