There's a place for everyone at Our Savior to be involved and make new friends through small group ministries, fellowship events, and committees for the congregation's life and mission.  Membership is voluntary and personal.

   Persons join when they express the desire to affiliate.  Adults may join formally the congregation by either a letter of membership transfer from another Christian congregation or by adult Confirmation.

   The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated with this understanding: that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ are truly present in, with, and under the bread and wine; and, that the penitent receive the full forgiveness of all their sins. All baptized Christians who, in good conscience, can receive with this understanding are invited to partake.

   Baptisms and weddings are conducted as needed. A church wedding requires a couple to spend a period of time preparing for marriage in consultation with the pastor.

   An elevator and access ramp are available for entering and exiting the building. Refreshments are usually served after worship on Sunday. In warmer weather, the church is air-conditioned for your comfort.

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

12 Franklin Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050

(516) 767-0603



Sunday Update for 16 Pentecost

September 12, 2021

Town Of North Hempstead

9/11 Memorial – “We Do Not Forget”

Yesterday the TONH dedicated a beam from the WTC as a memorial to the 56 persons from the Town who perished on September 11, 2001.  A bronze plaque with the names of the memorialized is installed in front of the beam.  TONH plans to erect a remembrance wall. 

The ceremony gave me personal opportunity thank and say farewell to Town and NYS officials with whom I’ve had the pleasure of serving.  I will be, in the very near future, resigning as a volunteer member of the Board of Ethics, having served for 20 years.  I told Supervisor Bosworth, who’s retiring at the end of her term, that I hope she’ll secure a replacement for me in all haste. The Board of Ethics upholds the Town Code to insure, as best as possible, that taxpayers can depend upon honesty in government.  While there have been exceptions over the years (for which I had to testify before a Grand Jury), the overwhelming majority of Town employees are upstanding public servants. 

Today’s Video Homily “When First Impressions Pivot”


MNYS Service of the Word and Lament 

 Yesterday on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11, Bp. Egensteiner and staff led a 9:00am worship service.  You can view the service at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS_QttPAqUY  

Weekend Update for 16 Pentecost

September 12, 2021

Town Of North Hempstead

20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial

This year’s remembrance ceremony includes dedication of a permanent memorial to the 56 TONH residents who perished on September 11, 2001.  The ceremony is at Manhasset Valley Park and includes prayers, moments of silence, and the reading of names.  Ceremony planning is led by our Lutheran Town Clerk, Wayne Wink


 As in the past, the congregation’s carillon will toll at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37 and 10:03 this morning in remembrance.

Sunday Worship

Leaving Tyre and the Syrophoenician woman, Jesus, His disciples, and a crowd return to the Galilean region where He miraculously feeds 4000 and then in the village of Bethsaida heals a blind man.  Next, Jesus and company travel twenty-four miles north of Lake Galilee to the region of Caesarea Philippi.  After questioning the disciples about His identity – who do you say I am -- He calls together the crowd, saying, “If any want to be My follower, they must deny themselves, take up the cross and follow Me.”  Imagine if we put that on a vinyl banner to hang on the railing outside.  Wonder how many would be drawn to come in?  Would you?  Will you?

Steve Kinney is our Assisting Minister.  Randi Roernes will be the Cantor. Giulio Varsi reads the scriptures.  Federico Teti plays Clair de Lune. 

          Tomorrow is “dress down Sunday.”  See below.

Next Sunday

Day after the big Rummage Sale will be Grace Guild’s “Mite Box Sunday” for missions.  If you don’t have a mite box in which you’ve collected coins and paper money, think of next Sunday as a kind of “Coinstar” Sunday.  Bring your loose coins as a donation to the Guild, even if you don’t have an ELCA mite box!  Paper money accepted too!  Checks also appreciated.    

Saturday September 18th 9am to 2pm in the Church gym

*Attic Treasures*Costume Jewelry*Baked Goods & Soups for sale*

Please make soup/meatballs/mac & cheese, etc.; containers are available in the Narthex

Please volunteer:

Sunday 9/12: Dress Down Sunday; help bring items from the Church basement to the gym

Monday 9/13: volunteer anytime between 5:30pm to 8pm to set up attic treasures in the gym 

Tuesday 9/14: volunteer anytime between 5:30pm to 8pm to set up attic treasures in the gym

Wednesday 9/15: volunteer anytime between 5:30pm to 8pm to set up attic treasures in the gym

Thursday 9/16: volunteer anytime between 5:30pm to 8pm to set up attic treasures in the gym

Saturday 9/18: 8:30am arrival for all volunteers with light breakfast; bring your baked goods/soups/meatballs

Saturday 9/18: 9am to 2pm volunteer to help; 2pm volunteer to clean up; free lunch for all volunteers 

To volunteer: please contact Linda Murphy 516-242-0459 murphyfamily45@yahoo.com 

Pastor Kim Lile’s Installation

Though 2 years as Wartburg’s Director of Spiritual Care and Church Relations and Senior Pastor of United Lutheran Church on Wartburg’s campus, the pandemic delayed her official installation.  Now it’s at hand.  You’re invited!