Welcome to the website for Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. We have been in central Phoenix for 60 years and are actively pursuing God's work for our community here and now. We believe that Jesus loves every one of us and wants us to share his love with others in intentional ways.
Please contact me if you would like to hear more about Lutherans, Our Saviour's, or Jesus' love for you!
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Karn S. Carroll
Our Sacred Story
The shortest of the four gospels, Mark is a concise and powerful witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. This earliest version was even a resource for the gospels of Luke and Matthew. The author is quick to get to Jesus’ life and ministry: no birth story! It is an incredible action story.
The good news is that Jesus, the son of God, has entered into the world and into our lives. He calls for repentance, for turning back to God, and demonstrates his authority in forgiving sins. He creates family, not through biology, but following God. At times, even his closest followers do not understand what is going on. In fact one will betray him, one deny him, and when he is eventually arrested, all will desert him. It is Jesus who keeps showing up - healing, teaching, and confounding expectations.
This gospel ends like it begins: abruptly. Women find the tomb empty and receive a promise that they will see Jesus in Galilee. What happens next is for us to help narrate.
In 2020 we will be spending our time in worship focused on this remarkable story with its fast-paced, almost breathless, account of how the kingdom of God is breaking into the world and into our lives. It is the mystery of Christ making its unique impact on all who believe.
I invite you to read the Gospel of Mark in its entirety. In fact, read it a couple of times (it’s short, remember). And may the word of God dwell in our hearts and impact our lives in new ways this new year.
Peace in Christ, Pastor Karn
Souper Bowl Sunday- Feb 2
Help Beat Hunger!
The food pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church and OSLC food cupboard will benefit from this years donations to 'Souper Bowl' Sunday on Feb. 2. Soups. canned meals, as well as other packaged meals, should be brought to church. Cash contributions can also be placed in the offering plate that day, please note in memo “Souper Sunday.” Thanks for your generosity!
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
We are located at 1212 E Glendale Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(in North Central Phoenix.)
President of the Congregation: Sarah Morris
Vice-President: Bob Wendt
Secretary: Marcy Lopez
Treasurer: Don Gross
Members: Linda Arnold, Larry Christian, Stephen Darling,
Benetta Fugitt, DeWayne Smith, Ross Orr,
Jan Kohlmeyer and Stephanie Petrilli.