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Just as our first word to those visiting at worship is a word of welcome, so we welcome you also to this page. Whether you are new to the Upper Valley, or studying, teaching, or working at Dartmouth, or perhaps even have lived here for some time, we want you to know that the community at Our Savior Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry hopes sometime to greet you in person.
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and a Reconciling in Christ congregation seeking greater inclusivity in our church for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities for the sake of the Gospel. But these affiliations tell you only a small part of who we are. We are a community composed of diverse individuals and families that thrive on lively worship and preaching. We also take joy in welcoming one another in hospitality and service. All in all, we seek to be a diverse and real community that has at its core a deep desire to follow Jesus in our daily lives. Mercy, service, hospitality, justice and love are important markers for us in that journey.
We are a church where we all are welcomed and loved by God. No one is excluded from God’s grace. We receive new birth in baptism, forgiveness in confession, and encounter grace and mercy in the Lord’s Supper. These practices nurture our faith. We hope this may be the kind of community you long for too.