Message from the Pastor

THOMA_20071216_DSC_7591The Lord be with you! Thank you for stopping by the Our Savior website!

I am always receiving comments from visitors about how the people at Our Savior are so friendly and warm, while at the same time, it isn’t unusual to hear that when visitors walk through our doors, they didn’t feel as though they visited a place concerned with numbers or trying to sell a product through gimmicks. Praise God for this…because it is true! We are not trying to be “the next big thing,” only faithful to our Lord!

This means that we take the Bible (the Word of God) very seriously. It shapes all that we do. It means that in our worship, we see ourselves as part of the Christian Church of all ages and not just the 21st century. It means that we seek always to align to the will of Christ, and in this, to make the culture like us and not the other way around. We know that this is a tough identity to maintain in this day and age, but we are committed to Christ who by the Holy Spirit promises His grace and every blessing in it.

When you visit us, you will see that we are a church family that believes and stands firmly upon the most relevant message that the world has ever known: God has chosen to reach out in love to a sinful and fallen world through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. As a congregation, all of our outreach efforts, including our Pre-8th grade school, work toward extending this Kingdom of God’s wonderful grace!

If you are a member of another congregation, please greet the fellow Christians there in the peace of the Lord, and be sure to let me know if there is anything we can lift before the Lord in prayerful support of your Gospel efforts. If you are not currently a member of a congregation, I encourage you to visit us as often as you like, interact with the brothers and sisters in Christ in this place, take a moment to check your calendar and see about a time I might be able to visit with you so that I can answer any questions you may have. I am your servant as I am a servant to Jesus!

Once again, thanks for stopping by! I hope to be able to meet you in person very soon!

In Jesus,
Pastor Christopher I. Thoma+

P.s. – Occasionally people search out a church hoping to find help or get answers for personal struggles in their lives. I pray all is well for you, but if you did stop by for this reason, remember again that I am your servant and would be glad to help however I can.