We believe that God's love inspires us to invest in our mission of praising God, nurturing the faith and lives of others and ourselves, and serving those around us.
We also believe that when we feel this love of God and the faith that this love inspires within us, we experience a call to invest our whole selves – our time, our money, and our skills – in ways that further spread that love to others.
This page first details our mission statement in full and then below that, gives an overview of ways that we can invest our whole selves – our time, our money, and our skills – in the mission of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church for the sake of spreading God's love in the world.
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.
Designating – and then giving – our time to God is a precious gift. And these days, it is often difficult to invest our time in service to God due to our schedules being so often packed full from dawn to dusk.
However, because of this reality, investing our time is one of the most profound gifts someone can give to God.
Investing our time often overlaps with Investing our skills, but it doesn't always! Investing our time could look like volunteering during worship, helping set up or clean up for an event, visiting or calling another member, spending time in prayer, and so many more options.
Click the button below to learn more about how you can invest your time in the mission of COSLC to praise, nurture, and serve God
Designating – and then giving – our money to God can be, quite literally, a costly gift. No matter whether we are able to give $1 a month or $1,000 a month, to invest our money in something outside ourselves can feel like (and be!) quite a sacrifice. However, it can also be a great joy!
These days, during COVID-19, when many of us aren't able to give with our time, presence, and skills due to our need to shelter at home, to invest in the mission of the church and the mission of God through giving from our wallets can be a powerful and freeing way to support and spread God's love to those around us.
There are two ways to invest your money in the mission of COSLC. You can click the button below to be taken to our secure online giving platform. Or you can mail a check to the church:
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
1612 Oceanview Drive
Anchorage, AK 99515
Discerning (thinking about, discovering, and/or deciding) what we are good at (i.e. what gifts or skills we have been given) is a lifelong process. And our gifts or skills may shift over time!
Paying attention to the activities or things that give us joy, brighten our eyes, or help us feel grounded and at peace is essential to that discernment. Similarly, offering to engage in those activities or things for the sake of others is where we see our faith coming to life.
Our skills could be listening, praying, maintenance or repairs, gardening, sewing or quilting, music, math, writing jokes, taking notes, giving money, organizing, teaching, or a myriad of other skills and gifts. And each one of these skills and gifts are necessary pieces to the puzzle of how COSLC can serve God and our neighbors.
Our puzzle cannot be complete without everyone's skills being invested in making the puzzle whole.
The morning of 15 September 2020, River of Life Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Chugiak, Alaska was destroyed by a fire. The congregation is planning to rebuild the church and is accepting donations. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution.