Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church is located close to the center of historic old St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (1565). The town was founded 48 years after the Reformation (1517). The congregation is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. www.lcms.org
Our congregation began as a spiritual outreach to the students of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 31 December 1994. The congregation has since become a spiritual center for the local community while maintaining an outreach to the deaf community.
Services are being held in the nave. The congregation has removed seats to encourage social distancing. Masks are no longer required but you are free to use one if you feel more comfortable. We offer both individual cups and the common cup for the Lord's Table. If you are visiting with us, please speak with our Pastor prior to participating in the Lord's Table. We continue to encourage people to engage in safe practices.
Women's Bible Study
The women of Christ Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Congregation meet the first Saturday of every month at 9am. All the women of COSELC are cordially invited to attend. Meetings take place in the fellowship hall, north side of the building.
Pastoral Vacancy Transition Team
The congregational chairman has selected a five member transition team to take the lead in the search for a new pastor. The transition team has reduced a list of candidates to two men whom it will interview in the near future on Saturday, 19 June 2021. This the status as of 13 June 2021. The transition team seeks your prayers for guidance during the interview process. In the meantime we have three retired pastors who are leading Sunday worship and Bible study.
Whiter Than White
As a Naval Officer (Chaplain), one of my favorite uniforms was "summer whites." They were comfortable -- open neck, short sleeves and loose. The uniform consisted of white everything -- cap, shirt, trousers, shoes, socks and belt -- set off by black and gold shoulder boards and multicolored ribbons. They had one MAJOR problem. They were hard to keep white! We live in a dirty world.
God the Father sent his holy Son to live as a human being among us. Although he was spotless in one sense, even while living among sinners, he became dirty for all of us. Christ voluntarily took all of our sins upon himself and and placed his righteousness on us. We received the year-round white uniform of the Savior while he became sin in our place and paid the penalty for our disobedience and rebellion. Christ made us white than white. This reminds me of: "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Rev. 7:14).