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

October 16, 2016


Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m.!

All are welcome in this place!


Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.


Sunday texts:  Genesis 32:22-31, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, 

Luke 18:1-8


 Thanks be to God!   


22 Sunday after Pentecost


The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge


Luke 18:1-8 [NRSV]   


18 Then Jesus[a] told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ 4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.” [b] 6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? 8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”



a]   Luke 18:1 Gk he

b]  Luke 18:5 Or so that she may not finally come and slap me in the           face







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The 22nd  Sunday after Pentecost

Why is the    
background green?


 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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