Please view the Church’s calendar for the specific date of each service.
Services and Classes
Sunday Divine Services are at 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at both services.
Adult Bible Class and children’s Sunday School meet from 9:40 am to 10:40 am at Our Savior Lutheran School, 1916 Ridgewood Ave SE
Thursday Divine Service is at 7:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Advent and Lenten Mid-week Services
Advent Evening Prayer* Wednesdays in Advent, 7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday first day of Lent
Confessional Service with the Imposition of Ashes, 6:30 am & 5:30 pm
Divine Service* 7:00 pm
Lenten Vespers* Wednesdays in Lent, 7:00 pm
* Note: Soup Suppers (free will offering) are offered at 6:00 pm before Wednesday services.
Christmas Eve Vespers, 6:00 pm (a small quiet service, no choirs)
Christmas Eve Divine Service, 11:00 pm (all choirs)
Christmas Day Divine Service, 11:00 am
The Eve of the Name of Jesus Divine Service (New Year’s Eve), 7:00 pm
Holy Week Services
(all services are at Our Savior Lutheran Church, unless otherwise noted)
Daily Matins, Monday through Friday at 8:35 am at Our Savior Lutheran School
Maundy Thursday Divine Service, 7:00 pm
Good Friday Tre Ore, Noon to 3:00 pm
Good Friday Chief Service, 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil Service, Holy Saturday, 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday Sunrise Matins, 6:00 am
Easter Sunday Divine Services, 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Ascension Day Divine Service, 7:00 pm
Private Confession and Absolution
A pastor is available in the Church for Private Confession and Absolution every Thursday from 6 pm to 6:30 pm. If another time is needed, please call the church office at 616-949-0710.
Worship Customs at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Reverence and Quiet before the service. Please don’t consider Our Savior Church members unfriendly because of their lack of conversation before services. The time prior to services has always been set aside to prepare to hear God’s Word and receive the blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Our members are encouraged to arrive early and to spend time preparing for the Divine Service by marking their hymnal, reading the lessons, and praying. Immediately after the service ends (right after the closing hymn or Benediction) is the time to joyfully converse with one another.
The Sign of the Cross. Many members follow Martin Luther’s recommendation to make the sign of the cross as the name of the Holy Trinity is spoken, as a Benediction is given, when receiving the body and blood of Christ, and at other times. The cross is signed to remember— Jesus died to forgive me.
Standing for Doxological Stanzas in Hymns. We follow the practice of standing when singing a hymn stanza – almost always the last verse of a hymn – that gives praise to the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These are called “doxological stanzas.” The cue to stand will be an interlude before the verse by the organist. Doxological stanzas are always followed by a sung “Amen.”