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.
Worship is at the heart of our congregational life, with Holy Communion celebrated at every Festival and weekend service. The average weekly attendance at Our Saviour's is 572 people. All ages are welcome. A nursery, quiet room and dedicated children’s area are available for families with young children. Hearing assists are also available.
Traditional Worship Service
Our Saviour’s offers Traditional Worship Services, using the hymns and liturgies of Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Congregational singing is led by the majestic Gabriel Kney pipe organ, while the Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers, Brass Ensemble, the Our Saviour’s Orchestra, and various children’s choirs bring music of many styles to worship.
Contemporary Worship Service
Our Saviour’s offers Contemporary Worship at 11:00 am, led by the 3N1 Worship Team. Creativity and joy are hallmarks of this service, with the music a combination of popular contemporary songs, original compositions, and an occasional hymn or two. Children’s choirs, Jericho Brass and the Celebration Ringers can also be heard at this service.
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.
Do you know someone who is “virtually” a Member of Our Saviour’s but is not officially a member, yet?
Coming in April 2021 – Our Saviour’s will offer our first-ever Virtual New Member Meetings for people who plan to worship at Our Saviour’s in-person when our church building re-opens and for people who worship with Our Saviour’s online, but may live far away from the actual church building.
Requirements for membership in an ELCA church are 1) Worship regularly 2) Give a financial gift at least once a year and 3) Commune at least once a year. All of these requirements can now be done online, plus education and service opportunities are also available online.
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.