At Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, all activities flow from the knowledge that God’s love, through Jesus Christ, makes a critical difference in the lives of individuals, families, and society.
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is located at 1234 N. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois (a northwest suburb, located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago), at the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Olive Street. Click here for a Google Map.
Our phone number is 847-255-8700 and fax is 847-255-8721. The church office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays.
Where should I park?
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has a large parking lot west of our building (behind the church). You may enter the parking lot from Olive Street or Dunton Avenue. Some people opt to park on either Olive Street or Dunton Avenue.
Our baptized membership as of January 2017 is 1950; and confirmed membership is 1500. The average weekly worship attendance is 500.
Traditional Worship Service
Our Saviour’s offers Traditional Worship Services on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Scripture readings, inspirational sermons, and musical performances are all included. Music may be provided by one of our adult or children’s choirs, a soloist, our handbell choir, the orchestra, or the brass ensemble. The hymns might include an old favorite, or a contemporary hymn.
Contemporary Worship Service
Our Saviour’s offers a Spirit-filled Contemporary Worship Service at 11:00 am. The Contemporary Service is led by our own 3N1 Worship Team, which combines popular contemporary music with original compositions to worship and praise God in an uplifting and energized way. God’s Word is read in Scripture readings and through inspirational sermons. The pastors also offer a short children’s message for our young worshippers.
The Traditional Worship Services are held at 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and 9:00 am on Sundays.
The Contemporary Worship Service is at 11:00 am on Sundays.
Does Our Saviour’s have a dress code?
No, please come as you are! Most people dress for the weather, while showing respect for the occasion of worshiping the Lord.
Is everyone invited to take Communion?
All who believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ and are baptized Christians are welcome to share in Holy Communion, celebrated at every weekend service.
Can I sit when everyone else is standing?
Yes, absolutely. Here at Our Saviour's, you stand if you are able. Some members prefer to sit during these times.
Does Our Saviour’s have women pastors?
Yes! Women are welcome to become ordained ministers in the ELCA, and Our Saviour’s currently has two women pastors (out of three total) on staff.
Do I need to give money into the collection baskets?
As a visitor, you are not asked nor expected to give anything to Our Saviour's when the baskets are passed. However, if you choose to become a regular worshipper here at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, you need to know up front that we take our response to God's blessings seriously. If you choose to become a part of our church, you will be expected to give freely, regularly, generously, and proportionately to help carry out this church's Mission and Vision as a congregation.
Are my children welcome in church?
Yes! Children are invited to join in the children’s sermon, sing the songs, say prayers, or enjoy their very own children’s bulletin. Our Saviour's offers a special area in the back of the sanctuary tailor-made, just for little ones. We also have a Quiet Room, adjacent to our Traditional Worship Space for our youngest worshipers, who may need some personalized attention. A nursery is provided from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Sundays.
Our Saviour's Welcome Statement
Click here for the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Welcome Statement.
Our Saviour's addresses the special needs of its members and visitors. The church building is handicapped accessible. We have handicap parking just outside the entrance to the worship space. Entrances to the church are at the same level as the parking lot, with no ramps or step, and we have handicapped accessible washrooms. Hearing enhancement units and large print bulletins are available for our worship services. Our main worship space comfortably seats 500.
For information regarding the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church wedding policies, please click here for a PDF of the OSLC Wedding Booklet. Contact the church office for additional information.
Baptisms are performed during worship services on Saturdays or Sundays. Contact the Church Office (847-255-8700) if you wish to have your child baptized at Our Saviour's.