Our Saviour Evangelical
Lutheran Church

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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Welcome! We are a friendly church located in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Our members come from a variety of Christian backgrounds and from many countries of the world. Please join us in our journey of faith.
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Sunday worship service: 10:00 am
Online only—see note below

Sunday school for children
Online activities only

Connecting to Our Online Worship Services

During this time when we aren't able to worship together in person, you can participate in our live, online worship service each Sunday at 10:00 am on our Facebook page at the link below. If you aren't a Facebook member, you can ignore the "Join now" message. A recording is also available for later viewing either on Facebook or on our YouTube channel.

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Bulletin for the April 5 Palm Sunday service

Your offerings continue to be essential during this time to support our mission in our community and around the world. You may mail your offering to the church office or contribute online. Online donations may be made from your checking or savings account through Vanco (green button) or by credit or debit card through Paypal (orange button). Thank you!


Note from Pastor Johnson

April 1, 2020

Dear Siblings in Christ at Our Saviour,

I hope everyone is still hanging in there as we continue to have our NY Pause. Patty and I are holding up well. I have worked through almost all of the names I have on our list of members (about 90% now). If you did not get a call or email from me, please email the church so that we can be sure that we have your correct contact information.

This Sunday, we begin our Holy Week journey comprised of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. While there was a small hope we could spend this time together, we are currently in our Pause and additionally our Bishop has requested no face to face worship for all of April. We will have online services at our regular time on Sunday at 10:00 am. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will be at 7:00 pm to help make everything still feel somewhat normal.

I continue to hold up that when we do return face to face, it will be a true Easter celebration. Phill and I have been calling it second Easter as we will sing and rejoice once again together as a congregation, having gone through a great ordeal. Communion will once again be celebrated and we will have new life within us.

All Metro NY Congregations as well as ELCA congregations have been asked to continue a time of fasting regarding communion until that day when we come back together. I agree as it is a good way to stay healthy and safe as much as I miss it.

While on the subject of Palm Sunday. We will have two ways of having palms. The first is a selection of palms will be placed outside of the office door on Friday and Saturday for individuals to come and take. There is a limited number of them, so please take just one. We are asking you to commit to the one you choose too. Similar to the supermarket right now, a good idea is to take the one you have your eye on instead of shifting through the bunch. The second way of having palms is this palm coloring sheet. It can be a fun activity for the kids, but also for adults. Color a palm, place it in a window, and celebrate the day.

Next week, I will resend Holy Week information and also some ideas to celebrate the days in your home.

Be love everyone,

Pastor Justin Johnson

While our children aren't able to attend Sunday School in person, they have been been making art works to brighten our spirits during this difficult time. Here are some examples.

Amazon Smile: We are now an official Amazon Smile charity. If you have an Amazon account, kindly consider making Our Saviour the charity of choice. For every dollar you spend on Amazon, the church will receive 0.5%. Use this link to find our church and select it as your charity of choice:

Christian Crafters: Currently we are working on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. In 2019 we dedicated these beautiful quilts along with school kits, health kits, and layettes which have been sent to Lutheran World Relief. They have been distributed to those in need throughout the world.

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We accept online donations using either Vanco or PayPal. Vanco (formerly Simply Giving) allows for donations from your checking or saving account and is a good, low-cost option, especially for regular donations. PayPal allows donations using a credit or debit card or your PayPal account.