Our Ministries

At Our Savior, our mission is to Live Love: Love Jesus | Love people | Serve the world.

We do this through ministries we’ve started and ministries with which we’ve partnered. We are truly blessed with caring people who love people and have the gifts to make an impact on this world.

To learn more about our ministries, contact the church office at 727.344.2684 or click on the ministry of interest below.



Egret Cove Center

The second Sunday of each month, beginning at 2:00 PM, members of Our Savior lift Jesus at Egret Cove by providing a worship service for the residents. Egret Cove is located at 550 62nd Street South, St. Petersburg.

Volunteers are needed to arrive early to help residents prepare for worship and move them to the meeting area. No experience necessary, just a willingness to share a smile and a hello.  For more information on Egret Cove, see their website at https://egretcovecenter.com/.

Please call Barbara Reznik at 727.954.0042 with questions.

Eye Glasses Ministry

Our Human Care Ministry collects new and used eyeglasses and sunglasses for children and adults. Please donate your old or unused glasses to help others. Unfortunately, broken items are no longer accepted.

Eyeglass collection boxes are located at in the sanctuary narthex.

Please call Connie Fox 727.323.2723 with any questions.

Mission Immokalee

 

The Amigos Center, located in Immokalee, Florida, provides services for local farm workers to help them integrate into American society.  These services include food and clothing distribution, English tutoring and computer skills. The Amigos Center is a Christian organization dedicated to helping people spiritually and physically.

Our Savior made our initial journey to the Amigos Center in April of 2011. Since then, we have made more than a dozen trips back to drop off donations and help distribute food.

On Mission Immokalee days, the bus leaves Our Savior St. Pete at 7:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm. Sign-up sheets for the bus trip are available in the Narthex in the weeks prior to the trip.

For more information please call the Church Office: 727.344.2684

Pack-A-Sack

The Pack-A-Snack program is currently sending 1,500 kids home on Fridays with a sack of food, so they have something to eat over the weekend. Our Savior Lutheran Church and School is privileged to participate in this program. Contact Person is Sherrell Edwards 727.688.5024.

Our eighth-grade students participate by filling the bags with food each week. Last school year, we provided sacks to these three elementary schools:

Bear Creek: 57                    Frontier: 88                    Cross Bayou: 25

It is a proven fact that kids can’t learn when hungry. We can and are making a difference in their life.

You can support this ministry by:

  • purchasing any of the items listed below and placing them in designated containers on Sundays
  • making any financial contribution*
  • committing to feed a child for the school year (the cost is $120)

*Please designate your donation envelope or check (Memo section) to Pack-A-Snack. If paying online through PayPal, go to “Special Instructions” and write Pack-A-Snack.

Pack-A-Snack is a regulated program and we need to respect the following rules:

  • Food items must be non-perishable
  • Must not require refrigeration nor cooking/heating
  • Must be in individual, sealed packages (no homemade items)
  • Must be easily opened by an elementary school child without assistance from adults (i.e. pull tabs on cans)

 We are collecting individual-size servings of the following items:

Please be generous and remember “But for the Grace of God, there go I.”

Pack-A-Sack is a community outreach and collaboration program of Pinellas Community Schools and Pinellas County area churches and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about Pack-A-Sack, visit the Impact Pinellas website.

Human Care

Our Savior Human Care Ministry identifies opportunities to Live Love. God has called these people to use their gifts and help others. Whether it is preparing food baskets, collecting donations, or visiting and sending cards to those that are home bound, people are at the heart of this ministry.  Meetings are held Monthly; 1st Monday of the Month; 11:30am in Wegner C

 

Senior Ministry

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School carries out a specialized ministry to and with the Our Savior Seniors.

This group:

  • Meets at 10am each Monday for Bible Study in Wegner A

Or to participate via Zoom:

Install the program on your computer, go to this link https://zoom.us/download

To install the App on your phone, search for “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

Our meeting ID is 712-5816-6984. Just click on the following link to join the meeting when you are ready – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71258166984.

If anyone doesn’t feel qualified to set this up and/or join or if you have questions, Pat Squires has volunteered to help you. Just call him (727-251-2808), and he will help you either over the phone or come to your house and get you to the point where you are comfortable with the process.

  • Offers trips and excursions together off-campus
  • Conducts worship at Egret Cove Manor at 2pm on the second Sunday of the month
  • Participates in the Our Savior Lutheran School ‘Grandparents’ Program

Leader: Pastor Erich Heintzen

For more information please call the Church Office: 727.344.2684

 

 

Our Savior Worship Arts

Who We Are

Our Savior’s Worship Arts Ministry seeks to worship God through a variety of talents and gifts, including music, visual arts, and technical arts. Through a holistic approach to worship, we invite our leaders and the congregation to engage in authentic, limitless adoration of God.

Music

We lead the congregation of Our Savior in worship during traditional and contemporary services. Time-honored hymns are led by the choir and organ during traditional services.  Modern Services feature modern Christian music as well as new takes on old hymns and standards.

Visual Arts

The visual enhancement of staging to correlate with a season or sermon series can help the congregation to learn the presented message more clearly and allow for a more open individual interpretation. Through engaging set design and other visual media, we draw others deeper into the worship as well as offering a space for visual artists to aid in creating the worship experience.

Want to be involved?

Contact the Church Office.

 

LWML

LWML—Lutheran Women in Mission—is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.   For over 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions—Lutheran missions around the world are supported through our monthly Mite collections and from our fundraisers.

All women who attend Our Savior Lutheran Church, including seasonal residents, college students, etc., are welcome and invited to attend our LWML activities.  We gather for a monthly brown bag lunch and fellowship on the third Wednesday of the month at noon in Wegner Hall.

Contact President Linda Peters (linda.peters820@gmail.com r 727.418.1951)

Meetings held October – May

 

Rapha House

Love. Rescue. Heal. This year our church is adopting a new life-changing ministry: the non-profit organization, Rapha House. The mission of Rapha House is to end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children through aftercare for survivors, prevention for the vulnerable, and awareness for all. Our vision is to see children living safely in communities without the threat of trafficking and exploitation.

 

As a church, we can:

  • Partner with a safe house
  • Sponsor an at risk child
  • Build awareness

 

If you want to learn more and are interested on going on a mission trip, contact Natalie Velez, our Rapha House advocate, who’s family’s been supporting Rapha House for the last five years. She recently returned from a mission trip to Thailand and Cambodia, and will be happy to share all details with you. natalie@eddievelez.net, 727-488-2677 www.raphahouse.org

 

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and truth” (1 John 3:18)