Worship with us online during COVID-19.
We are worshipping on "Zoom Church" out of love for you.
Much gratitude to Wikipedia for this awesome summary of an Advent Wreath (originally a Lutheran tradition)!
"The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. It is traditionally a Lutheran practice, although it has spread to many other Christian denominations.
It is an evergreen wreath with four candles, sometimes with a fifth, white candle in the center. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading, devotional time and prayers. An additional candle is lit on each subsequent Sunday until, by the last Sunday of Advent, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, Christ candle which is lit at Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The custom originated in family settings but has also become widespread in public worship."
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Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (COSLC) is a church family inspired by God's love, where:
We praise God in worship, song and prayer.
We have dedicated ourselves to praising God through weekly worship on Sundays at 10am. We also host two other congregations who also worship in our building on Sunday mornings so that all day long, praises to God are rising up from within our Sanctuary.
We nurture and support one another through the Love of Christ by gathering to grow through God’s Grace and delighting in the diversity of all of God’s children.
We have dedicated ourselves to nurturing and supporting one another through prayer, Bible study and devotions, and connecting through a buddy system during COVID-19.
And we reach out, serve, and incite miracles.
We have dedicated ourselves to responding to the needs of our neighbors around Anchorage by helping support the ministries of Clare House and Lutheran Social Services of Alaska.
We are also currently getting a community garden up and growing to further support the needs of our neighbors in South Anchorage.
We are a progressive Lutheran Church which means we take the idea of God’s grace, that comes to us through Jesus Christ extended to all the world, seriously. What that means in practical terms is: you are welcome in our congregation, you are welcome at communion, and you don’t have to change who or what God made you in order to fit in. People of all identities and genders are loved within our church.
Our worship is casual in attire and relaxed in attitude. Everyone is invited to join us. We promise to love you for exactly who you are!
Jesus said let the little children come to me, and when he said that he did not ask for them to have clean clothes on, or their face wiped clean or for them to act correctly before they came to him. He simply invited them. We invite them too. We often have children dancing in the aisles when we’re singing. We often have children making a bit too much noise. If children being children bothers you, this is not the church for you. If however you are the type of person that welcomes children dirt and all, you’ll love it here.