WHO ARE WE?

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is a community united by faith in Jesus Christ through worship, education, and service. We are Christians enlightened with the various gifts God has given to us, and we use those gifts to bless God and others as we seek God’s kingdom.

OUR PASTOR

The Reverend Andrew D. Zoerb, STS, was called as pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in July 2011. He comes to Denmark from Dubuque, Iowa, where Pastor Andy completed his pastoral training and received a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary in May 2011. Prior to his pastoral calling, Pastor Andy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in May 2007. His concentration of studies included both Western and Eastern religions. He had also been employed by GEICO, a large insurance company.
 
Pastor Andy was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, in 1979. At the age of 10, his family relocated to a small town called Mercersburg, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in south-central Pennsylvania.
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His wife Ginger, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, still pokes fun at his Midwestern ‘accent’! Pastor Andy and Ginger were married in 1999, and have two children, Elizabeth and Jacob. Pastor Andy finds much joy in praying for others and being prayed for, playing video games (especially Mario-based games), reading short books of grand importance, taking walks, eating ice cream, and driving old pick-up trucks.

OUR CORE BELIEFS

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
 
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
 
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
 
This is the good news of God for all. This is the Truth of God for all.

OUR LUTHERAN HERITAGE

Being Lutheran may not mean anything to you–or it may mean everything to you. You should know that there are many different forms of Lutheranism in North America. Being Lutheran is like being a disciple of a particular teacher. Martin Luther, a 16th century church reformer, was one teacher among many throughout human history. But his reformation from within the church led to some particularly cool revelations about God, and helped to correct the course of the church’s role in God’s salvation.
To be sure, this is too much to explain in such a short amount of space. Should you like more information, please contact Our Savior’s. In the meantime, included are two resources that you may find helpful. The first is Luther’s Small Catechism. This was a primary teaching booklet that Luther had written for families to use. It is an invaluable resource. Many have taken the time to offer explanations of what Luther meant, but in its purest form, this little booklet explains itself. 
 
The second is the Book of Concord. This is a book of confessions—core beliefs—that Luther and some of his contemporaries held to. The documents were written in large part as a reaction to much of what was happening within the Roman Catholic church of the day, as well as other faithful denominations. These confessions continue to guide us as a way of illuminating the Truth. While not God’s Word, they are faithful to God’s Word. While not holy themselves, they were written for the holy people of all times and places.
Small Catechism
 
Book of Concord