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 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 interviewed on Saturday, 19 June 2021. A tentative voters' meeting to review the recommended candidates has been scheduled for 01 August 2021 following the worship service. This is the status as of 25 July 2021. The transition team seeks your prayers for guidance. In the meantime we have three retired pastors who are leading Sunday worship and Bible study.
How Deep Is Your Love?
Back in September of 1977 the musical group, the Bee Gees, released their hit song "How Deep Is Your Love?" I thought of this as I read the Epistle for this week, Ephesians 3:14-21. Stanza 3 of the Bee Gees song reads:
"I believe in you,
You know the door to my very soul,
You are the light in my deepest hour,
You're my savior when I fall."
Paul's prayer for the believers at the church of Ephesus was that Christ dwell in their hearts through faith that they might grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. How deep is this love? Paul replies that this love surpasses knowledge. Our Savior loves us so much that he comes to us in the morning, in the evening, and all times. He loves us so much that he became one of us, lived among us, and died for us. He loves us so much that he will be with us always and one day will take us to live with him for all eternity. He loves us so much that he is our Light and our Savior.