Welcome To Our Savior's Lutheran Church!

Welcoming all to share God's grace and love.

 

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Service Times
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-12:30 pm

 

Phone Number:
Phone - 712*322*6655
Food Pantry - ext 1
Office - ext 2
Pastor - ext 3

 

Mailing Address:
313 Story St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

 

Physical Address:
600 Bluffs St. Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

 

Church Email:
office@oursaviorscb.org

Welcome Back to In-Person Worship

Guidelines for attending services for the next few weeks are as follows:

  1. Masks: unless you are medically unable to do so, the wearing of masks will be strongly encouraged at each service.  Here’s the good news…..we will be providing masks with a distinctive OSL logo. Now who wouldn’t want one of these keepsakes?  We may even have a yearly celebration in the future to commemorate when they were in style.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be available and you are encouraged to use it as needed.
  3. Social distancing will be observed.  A seating chart has been worked out and we will be able to allow 49 persons to attend each service according to that chart.  Naturally families will be able to sit together. The bad news is that you may not get to sit in your favorite spot, so show up early.
  4. Sadly, we will not have Communion Service until such time as the cases of the virus have lowered to the point that it is no longer an issue.  I miss not having Communion but understand the need to be cautious about how we observe sanitary practices of social distancing and the possible passing of the virus from individual to individual.  My hope is that within a few weeks or even a couple of months we will be able to resume Communion.
  5. The CDC has said that singing can spread the virus up to 20 feet, which is even further than if you are speaking.  So we discussed discontinuing singing and prayers during services. However, it has been decided that as we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing, we are going to both sing and pray out loud.  Again, wearing a mask is going to be strongly encouraged for both of these activities.
  6. We may be providing Worship Service Bulletins, but will ask that you remember to either keep/take them with you when you leave, or place them in a provided receptacle to be recycled.  If Bulletins are not provided, the service will be projected to the screens.
  7. The Sharing of the Peace will not be observed in the fashion we have been used to for obvious social distancing reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wave at someone or offer the Peace of our Lord vocally.
  8. Coffee Fellowship will be on hold as well for reasons of social distancing.
  9. Offering plates will be placed conveniently at a designated area to leave your offering.  We are grateful that everyone has remembered OSL in their prayers and in their giving. This might be a good time to consider starting to give electronically if you aren’t already and we can help you set that up if you wish.
  10. We will be allowing small groups of less than ten people who practice social distancing to begin using the facilities. Please arrange your group meetings with Gina, our Office Administrator, in advance so that our staff knows where and when you will be holding your gathering.  Bess, our cleaning staff person, will then be notified what areas will need to be sanitized after each use.
  11. If you are sick, stay home!
  12. Except for #11, all of the above is subject to change as we receive more information about restrictions.

Worship Service Videos

All Worship Service videos are posted on the Worship Service/Video tab on this website.  Please click on that tab to view the latest video of our worship service.

 

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