Welcome to OSLC, where we serve as His Voice, Hands & Feet bringing Christ’s Message to the Community!
I’m excited that you are taking some time to visit with us, get to know us a bit, & find out some answers to your questions. Look around – there is a lot of information here about what we believe, who we are, where we are located, & the ministry the Lord provides at Our Shepherd.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us. If you would like to visit, or need prayer, let us know we’ll be glad to help. If you like what you find here, I invite you to visit us in person on a Sunday morning as we gather together to worship our Lord & receive His blessings to us in Word and Sacrament.
The story is told of a pastor who went to a European cathedral that had been bombed & almost destroyed in WWII. After decades of work, it was rebuilt & restored. When an American pastor toured the recently reopened sanctuary, he was surprised to see everything restored to its pre-bombing glory – except a statue of Jesus. It stood at the rear doors of the church, but it was missing the lower half of the body, one arm was broken off, & the other hand was missing. The chin & mouth had been shorn from the face by a piece of shrapnel. In short, the statue looked totally out of place. The American pastor asked his counterpart why the statue was not restored & why – of all places – it stood at the rear of the church as the last thing people saw.
The cathedral priest answered simply, “The statue reminds us that we are to serve our neighbor as the hands, feet & voice of Christ. As our people leave here, the statue is a powerful & graphic reminder of their vocational calling as Christians.“
The mission of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is to serve our neighbor as the voice, hands & feet of Christ. I hope & pray this website – & our congregation – may help serve you as you grow in faith of Christ as our Lord and Savior.
In His Service,
Pastor Jonathan Meyer