Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
370 Junipero Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m.!
All are welcome in this place!
We welcome you to our family of faith, a growing spiritual community rooted in the Lutheran Christian tradition and with an eye on formulating faith for our future. Located just four blocks from the beach, and situated between the historic neighborhoods of Bluff Park, Carroll Park and Alamitos Beach, Our Saviour’s has played a prominent role in the growth and development of the City of Long Beach over the last eight decades.
Our Saviour's strives to reach out to our very diverse community and to reflect that] diversity in our worshiping congregation. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Whoever you are, and wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, we know you will find a place here among us!
ALL ARE WELCOME to come and celebrate with us at our 10:00 am service. Our service is a traditional liturgical service. Come and listen to Pastor James Proper’s inspirational message. Our music director and organist Dr. Patricia Hannifan orchestrates our beautiful music program.
Holy Communion celebrated every Sunday. All Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Children who have not as yet begun communing may accompany their parents and receive a blessing. Please join us for refreshments in the fellowship hall following our worship service.
Thoughts for Worship
The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
The Gospel for September 18 the 18th Sunday after Pentecost
16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He answered, ‘A hundred jugs of olive oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.’ 7 Then he asked another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He replied, ‘A hundred containers of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill and make it eighty.’ 8 And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth[b] so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.[c] 10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth,[d] who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”[e]
a Luke 16:1 Gk he
b Luke 16:9 Gk mammon
c Luke 16:9 Gk tents
d Luke 16:11 Gk mammon
e Luke 16:13 Gk mammon
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Sundays after Pentecost:
Green is used, to indicate our growth in faith as we follow the teachings and ministry of Christ. Some assemblies use differing shades of green throughout the Sundays after Pentecost, a lighter green in summer and a darker green in fall.
This information is taken from a document titled "What is the Meaning and use of Laturgical Colors" located on www.elca.org
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