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.
Rev. Mark Stirdivant
Pastor Mark Stirdivant was born and raised in Hemet, California. His father worked in the shoe business and his mother came from a pastor/missionary family. He attended Concordia University Irvine, California, and attended Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He sang and toured with the Seminary men's choir, the Kantorei. He served his year of vicarage at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, under the tutelage of Rev. Robert Beinke. After a long-distance courtship and engagement, he and Krika (formerly Newman) were married on August 5, 2000.
In 2002, Pastor Stirdivant was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry and installed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2017, he answered God's call to serve Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Yucaipa, California, so he and Krika moved their home across the country. Shortly after arriving in California, they realized that their son Turner had come along, and made his public debut on October 23, 2017. He was baptized at Good Shepherd on November 12.
Once again, the Call of our Savior came to Pastor Stirdivant to serve in another corner of the harvest field, and once again the family of three and their Boston Terrier, Poppy, will have enjoyed the experience of moving across the country. They are excited about living in Saint Augustine and working with their new church family.
Rev. Mark Stirdivant was installed as Pastor of Christ Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Church on Sunday, 22 May 2022.
As we pass the first anniversary of Pastor Stirdivant's work for the Lord among us and his ministry to the community, we give thanks for his faithfulness and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Lord's Supper
We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday. We offer both the common cup and individual cups. We observe "close communion." If you are visiting with us, please speak with our Pastor prior to participating in the Lord's Table.
Matins are observed at 8:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month. Starting Sunday, 3 July 2022, Pastor Mark Stirdivant will use Luther's Small Catechism as the topic of his lesson. Matins will be held next on
01 October 2023.
Children's Sunday School!
Children's Sunday School resumed 13 August and meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00am. We gratefully welcome all children and expect an exciting year.
Sunday Adult Bible class meets in the church nave at 9:00am.
Supporting Our Neighbors
There are two opportunities during the holiday season to support our neighbors:
1) Operation Christmas Child - donate a shoebox full of useful and joyful items during the month of October.
2) Redeeming Life (Sanford, FL). More details coming.
3) Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, join our team, "Turn and Burn," noon, 14 October, Jacksonville Beach. Contact Rev. or Mrs. Stirdivant for more information.
Women's Bible Study
The women of Christ Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Congregation meet the first Saturday of every month at 9 am. All the women of COSELC are cordially invited to attend. Meetings take place in the fellowship hall, in the back of the building.
07 October 2023
Conversations on Christ
Christ Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Church is pleased to announce a new forum/discussion about Christianity. This forum is open to all. The next discussion is 6:00pm, 10 October 2023. For additional information check the frame below, bottom of this webpage. 2023. For additional information check the frame below, bottom of this webpage.
A weekly men's group meets on Monday mornings at 6:30am in the church fellowship hall. The study lasts no more than an hour. C'mon men, start your week off right!
Family Bible Study
We invite you to a family Bible study the 4th Friday of every month, 6:30pm, at the home of Rev. & Mrs. Mark Stirdivant. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
723 Morgan's Treasure, St Agustine, FL 32084
Next Study 29 September 2023
Ladies Who Lunch
We invite our women to a luncheon gathering once a month. The women meet at different places and this month will meet at the church for a potluck. Mark your calendars - Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 11:30am. Sign-up sheet posted in church fellowship hall.