Worship

Every Sunday
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM

All Are Welcome

Information on membership or baptism

Google Map

Directions

From the North:

Throgs Neck Bridge to Clearview Expressway (I-295) Clearview to final exit – Hillside Ave. Turn right on Hillside Ave. (west) to 175th St. Turn left (south) on 175th St. The church is two blocks on the right side.

From the East:

Take the Grand Central Parkway / Northern State to Exit 19 (188 St). Turn left (south) onto 188 St. Continue to Hillside Ave. Turn right on Hillside Ave. (west) to 175th St. Turn left (south) on 175 St. The church is two blocks on the right side.

From Manhattan:

Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the LIE (I-495). As you see signs for the Grand Central Parkway stay in the right lane, and take the GCP East towards Long Island – veer left at the GCP/Van Wyck split. Exit at Utopia Parkway – remain on service road to Midland Parkway. Turn right (south) on Midland Parkway to Hillside Ave. Turn right on Hillside Ave. (west) to 175th St. Turn left (south) on 175th St. The church is two blocks on the right side.

From the South & West:

Take the Verrazano Bridge to Brooklyn. Stay in left lane on the bridge, and exit at Belt Parkway East to Nassau Expressway. Then exit east to JFK / Nassau Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway North (Whitestone Br.) Exit Van Wyck at Jamaica/Hillside. Remain on the service road past Jamaica Ave. Turn right onto Hillside Ave. (east) – continue to 175 St. Turn right (south) on 175 St. The church is two blocks on the right side.

By Subway:

Take the “F” line to the last stop – 179 St. When you exit, you will be on Hillside Ave. Walk past Kentucky Fried Chicken west) on Hillside Ave. Turn left (south) on 175th St. The church is two blocks south on the right side.

By LIRR (Long Island Railroad):

Stop at Jamaica Center. Take the Q43 Bus to Hillside Ave and 175 St. Walk south on 175 St. for two blocks. The church is on the right side.

Church History

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, organized in 1923, is a diverse congregation located in the fast changing, urban area of Jamaica, Queens, NYC. We gather together to celebrate in Word and Sacrament the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to root our hope in the power of God’s word. Persons from twenty-six nations of origin comprise this growing family of God who have been touched by God’s love and respond by giving our lives in friendship and service.

We welcome the opportunity to walk with you or members of your family through important passages of life: baptism, first communion, weddings, funerals, as well as services in your home. Please view our various ministries, or speak to our pastors for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is welcome?

All are welcome regardless of church affiliation – or no church affiliation – faith tradition – or no faith tradition. And we mean all ! Brown, Black, White, Yellow, young, old, single, married, divorced, gay, straight, republican, democrat, – whatever you are – you will be welcome here. No matter your gifts, abilities or struggles: Come as you are.

Where is Our Saviour Lutheran? And where do I park? And accessibility ?

Our Saviour Lutheran Church is located at 90-04 175 St. in Jamaica, Queens (see map) For all worship events, you are invited to park on 90th Avenue directly across from the church – Despite the “No Parking Anytime” signs, the DOT has graciously allowed us to utilize this area for major church events, including funerals and weddings. Unfortunately, we are NOT handicapped accessible. If you need help getting into our building, please contact the church office.

What to Wear?

People dress casually at Our Saviour Lutheran and others dress up a little – The most important thing is to wear what makes you comfortable and not to let your clothing keep you away from the celebration.

Worship

We worship three times on a Sunday morning – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM and Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM

Each worship service is identical in feel. Our worship is what we call a “blended” worship which includes worship pieces that are more traditional and worship pieces that are more contemporary. We have tried to create a worship experience that anyone can be a part of, even if you just walked through our doors for the first time.

Will I know what to do?

Our bulletins/worship folders contain the all elements you will need to follow worship.

What about offering?

After the sermon, the offering plate is passed. Offering is part of our worship, part of our response to God’s love and mercy. No one should feel compelled to give – giving is always a blessing. Let the Holy Spirit and your own circumstances guide you.

I have kids...sometimes they are noisy ...where do they fit in?

ALL children are encouraged and welcomed to attend and participate in worship. We genuinely enjoy having children in the worship service. Their talking, singing and playing are music to God’s ears. However, if you feel you need some one on one time with God, we do have an area outside the worship space where you can take the kids for quiet time.

Eating at Jesus Table – Holy Communion

We have communion every Sunday. Jesus Christ is the host at the communion table. All are welcome regardless of church affiliation. The pastor distributes bread and wine to everyone at the table – if you do not wish to receive the wine, you may simply cross your arms for a blessing. Children who have not yet received their First Communion instruction are invited to share in the bread and receive a blessing.

Sunday School

We have Sunday School for all ages at 10 AM.

Check the Church Calendar to stay up to date with everything that is going on at OSLC.