Lutheran Church of Our Savior

You are called. You are welcome. Patchogue, NY

Who We Are

As people of God, we come together in all our diverse backgrounds to worship the one God found through Christ Jesus and by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. We live together, embracing our differences and working to better our community. As ELCA Lutherans, we have a rich traditional history and a loving presence.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Multigenerational, Lively

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Disability

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Lutheran (ELCA)

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1947

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
231 Jayne Ave
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone
(631) 475-5725

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Worship at the church is an extension of how we live. We yearn to be active in the community and serving in the church is just one way to do that. So, you'll see a lot of people helping out throughout the service--and depending when you visit, they'll be from the very young to the very experienced. We strive to have an informal formality, like visiting family during the holidays. Come as you are, enjoy the lightheartedness, be a part of the deep love of God, and know that you are wonderfully made.

What is the community like?
We are Lutherans, which means many of us love paradox. We are Republicans and Democrats; we are young and the more experienced; we are people of different ethnic backgrounds (although we can always improve in this); we are traditional and contemporary; we are straight and gay. Above all, we are authentic, which is the number one word used by guests who visit our church. Be who God made you to be, and be welcomed here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Not to worry. We have a few people who come to church who are of different faiths, including Judaism and Buddhism. They come because of the universality of the message and while they don't partake in Holy Communion, they still receive God's unconditional love which inspires them the rest of the week.

Leadership View all

Kevin O'Hara
Pastor

Originally born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I've come to Long Island loving the sense of community and this particular church's sense of call to be God's hands in this hurt and needing world. I've had a range of experiences, from getting a teaching degree in elementary education to working at the United Nations, and from working in a small church to working in a large corporation. I am blessed by God to be energetic and charismatic, while graced with the ability to walk with people through the good and trying moments. For me, faith is personal and community-based, and I long for all people to know the length and depth and breadth of God's love in their lives, no matter what they are facing for I know the pain of feeling abandoned by God, and then realizing that God has never left me nor stopped loving me unconditionally.

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