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 reduced the number of seats to encourage social distancing. Masks are not required but you are encouraged 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.
We recently started a children's Sunday School class. It meets at 9:00am in the church office, concurrent with the Adult Bible study! Please bring your young children and grandchildren. Thank you to our volunteers who seek the spiritual welfare of our children.
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.
2 October 2021
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 reduced a list of candidates to two men whom it interviewed on Saturday, 19 June 2021. One of the two candidates recently removed his name from consideration. The Voters met Sunday (8/29) and decided to extend a call. In the meantime we have three retired pastors who are leading Sunday worship and Bible study.
"King of the Hill"
Prior to the fifth grade I lived in a rural village in Ohio. The area started to grow; many homes were built near us, most of them by my grandfather. All the homes had basements, so there were many piles of dirt during construction. One of our favorite games was "king of the hill." We raced to the top of the hill while pushing and shoving our friends so that we arrived at the top alone. The winner was the "king of the hill." Of course, everyone else was a loser! The latter were unhappy competitors, and there were many scrapes, bruises and cuts.
Jesus' disciples argued among themselves about who was the "king of the hill". This happened within days of Jesus' transfiguration. He revealed himself as the true "king of the hill" (and everything for that matter). Jesus instructed his disciples that those who desired to be first, those who wanted to be greatest, must put others before themselves, to seek last place rather than first and to sacrifice themselves for others as he was going to do. The King became a Slave; the Creator became a Sacrifice.