OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
EAST MESA AND GOLD CANYON
Word and Wine
Word and Wine meets monthly for fellowship centered in Christ on the 3rd Thursday of the month. We will be meeting this month at the Handlebar at 650 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120 at 6pm. Please contact KimM@oslcaz.org for more information or to RSVP!
All are welcome!
Gather for Prayer
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 via Zoom ( contact the church office for login credentials)
Tuesday mornings at 9am in the Gold Canyon Forum Room (205/206)
Wednesdays afternoons at 1pm at East Mesa meets in the Conference Room.
Help, Thanks. Wow
Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
Friday February 4th, 18th and 25th
@ 12pm in East Mesa Conference Room/Hybrid
Contact Pastor Doris for Zoom information.
One Congregation, Two Campuses
Weekends at East Mesa
612 South Ellsworth Road
Mesa, AZ 85208
Saturdays at 4 pm
Sundays at 7:30, 9:00, & 10:30* am
Sundays at Gold Canyon
5301 South Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Sundays at 8:30* am & 10:00
Welcome to the East Valley!
"As the East valley grows, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church strives to meet the needs of the surrounding communities and to provide a place of spiritual growth and care, worship, and fellowship. We pray that this is a place where you and your family will encounter Christ, be filled with the Spirit so that you may be sent out to share the love of God with your community. For more information on the history of our church, click here.
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:8 "
Two Campuses, One Congregation
As we are one congregation worshiping at two campuses, our pastoral staff rotate throughout our two campuses, providing a variety of preaching styles each week. We encourage you to take a look around our website to get a feel for our different areas and ministries.
With two campuses, we offer multiple weekly worship services throughout the year.
During the Winter Season (Nov - April) we offer worship on Sundays at 8:30am and 10am; with Sunday School being offered during the 8:30 worship service following the Children's Message. During the months of May-October, we offer a 9:00am service.
The worship schedule at our East Mesa Campus is the same year-round: Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 7:30am, 9:00am, & 10:30am. Sunday School is offered during the 10:30 worship service following the Children's Message
Each campus has their own uniqueness, both using a rotation of traditional worship settings from Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Our Pastoral staff and lay leaders have made a commitment of meeting the spiritual needs of not only our congregation, but also the community surrounding our campuses. We regularly make visits to area hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, hospice centers, and the home bound to offer prayer, communion, and support.
If you know of someone in need of a visit, please contact our East Mesa office at (480) 984-5555.
What is a Lutheran?
Lutherans are Christians who follow the teachings of Martin Luther. Luther was a German theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church at that time. In October 31 of 1517 Luther wrote to challenge these practices that came to be known as The 95 Theses. His hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.
Today, nearly five centuries later, Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of Luther’ s theological teachings:
- We are saved by the grace of God alone; which can only be earned through faith – not by anything we do.
- The Gospel is the norm for faith and life – the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
Over the years, different Lutheran church bodies have been established and organized to meet the needs of Lutherans in communities and nations all over the world. Our Savior’ s is a congregational member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which is the largest Lutheran group in North America. The ELCA is part of a reforming movement within the whole Christian church. As a part of practicing our faith, we have engaged in ecumenical dialogue with other Christian church bodies which has produced cooperate "full communion" agreements (sharing common convictions about theology, mission and worship) with several other Protestant denominations including Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists and the United Church of Christ.
We believe that we are called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out our lives in service to the world. Through acts of love and justice, worship and witness, we share God’ s boundless love with the world. Through Christ, we are united with other Christians and we recognize a wide fellowship of churches. We work alongside them in ecumenical ministry and service.
Our Lutheran Faith is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. We welcome you to learn more about our church and find out how we can help you along life’ s path.