Welcome to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem, Wisconsin. We are a member of the La Crosse Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As a community of faith, we embrace the varied voices that make up our congregation from the very youngest to the oldest and everyone in between. We gather to welcome all as Christ has welcomed us, without reserve or judgment. And we welcome you too!
Lent…and the journey to the cross!
Midweek Lenten worship – Holden Evening Prayer, with a reflection on where we see God at work in our world these days.
- February 24 – Wayne and Darlene Affeldt help us see God’s work in the world. Click here.
- March 3 – Corey Sjoquist his 6th grade confirmation class join us as we continue to ponder where see God at work in our world. Join us right here.
- Watch for next week’s video posted late Wednesday afternoon (March 10)!
Ash Wednesday (February 17) worship:
- Ash Wednesday video worship.
- Join our Ash Wednesday worship, right here. Pastor Jon reflects on who we are, and what God makes us to be! No ashes this year, but lots of water!
- A BONUS…Ash Wednesday devotions featuring Interim Bishop Chris Boerger…
- Click here to see Bishop Boerger’s devotions
In-building worship is postponed and access to the building is limited. But the church is still at work!
We follow the guidance of the La Crosse County Health Department and the “Coulee Covid-19 Collaborative.” You can check it out by clicking here.
We are worshiping! Check the opportunities listed below, or the Covid-19 Response page.
The office is staffed, but building access is restricted. Call or e-mail.
The Congregation Council has developed a plan to reopen when appropriate. See the Covid-19 Response page for more information.
Ministry Continues! See the Covid-19 Response page for more details.
Weekly Worship opportunities during this time
Each week a worship video, along with a message for children. To view, click here.
For those without internet access, DVDs of the worship are available. Know someone who needs a DVD? Contact the office – for local folk, we even deliver!
Join us on Sundays at 10:30 AM for “Zoom Communion!”
What’s “Zoom Communion?” A short (20-25 minute) worship service with Holy Communion, on the Zoom internet platform. You stay home and safe, and provide bread and wine/juice for yourself – we provide a message and a time for prayer. You might even want to bake your own communion bread (click here for a recipe).
Zoom works best with mic and camera, but you can join without. Or you can phone in (contact the office for the number to use.)
Sunday School videos are also posted on the videos page. Click the “Covid-19 Response” for more information on accompanying material.
To stay up to date with congregation life and ministry, including worship, prayer ministries, and other announcements, click on the “Covid-19 Response.”
The Care and Share Food Pantry is open! Check the “Covid-19 Response” page for details on food ministries.
When life returns to “normal”…
We invite you to worship with us every week!
Celebration of Holy Communion:
Saturday at 6 PM
Sunday at 8 and 10:30 AM
Sunday School, Mom’s group, and bi-weekly men’s group at 9:15
NEWSLETTER and CALENDAR
Devotions and Reflections
For occasional reflections and devotions, check out: