Our Savior Lutheran Church is...
A Christian Church:
We believe and teach that Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior, is both true man and true God. He died on the cross to pay fully for our sins and the sin of the world.
A Bible Church:
God has revealed Himself and His plan of salvation in the Holy Scriptures. Faith cannot rest on human reason or pious tradition, but on the teaching of God's Word alone.
An Evangelical Church:
We preach and teach the "gospel," the good news that Jesus gave His life for all. Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are free gifts of God and are not dependent on man's character or works.
A Lutheran Church:
Our roots go back 500 years to the Lutheran Reformation when Dr. Martin Luther and others fought to restore the Holy Bible as the only authority in the life and teaching of the Church. We subscribe completely to The Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord of 1580 because these confessional writings teach what the Holy Scriptures proclaim.
A Liturgical Church:
Our worship revolves around the historic Christian Church Year. From Advent to Easter, the focus is on the life of Christ, and from Pentecost to Advent, the focus is on the life of the Church. God's grace comes to us in the Gospel in Word and Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. God's people respond with hymns of praise, thanksgiving, and prayer.
A Teaching Church:
God's Word tells us to teach His precious truths to all. In keeping with that privilege, we provide Sunday school for children, Bible class for teens and adults, Confirmation class and Bible Information class for anyone who desires to be a member of the church or simply would like to review the basic teachings of the Christian faith.
A Committed Church:
We are committed to sharing the love of Christ, to comforting the hurting with the gospel of forgiveness through Christ, and to preaching and teaching the Bible in all its fullness and truth.
Our Savior Lutheran Church of Perry, Michigan is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Additional devotional material, questions and answers, and information about the WELS Synod can be found by clicking here.
Our Savior Lutheran Church started back in the late 70's when a group of Lutherans in the Perry area began worshipping together under the leadership of Lutheran pastors serving Wisconsin Synod Lutheran congregations in the area. With the assistance of the Michigan District Mission Board of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod, this new mission called its first pastor in 1979. The small group of supporters then built the church's current worship facility in 1984.
Over the years, the congregation has been served by a number of pastors. Its current pastor, Rev. Randall Johnson, has been serving the congregation since 2003. He and his family live in Perry, a couple of blocks from the church.
The congregation has experienced periods of growth over the years and some decline. But in all of its ups and downs, the congregation is thankful for the Lord's grace and blessings on its ministry of the gospel.
Our Savior Lutheran Church currently serves about 125 souls with average weekly attendance of about 60-70. We intend to continue in the mission that this congregation's founders established nearly fifty years ago----to proclaim Christ, our crucified and risen Savior, as our sure and certain source of forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
(Romans 3:23,24 NIV)