EAST MESA AND GOLD CANYON
East Mesa Services
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 7:30 am
612 South Ellsworth Road
Mesa, AZ 85208
Gold Canyon Service
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 7:30 am
5301 South Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Welcome to the East Valley! As the Phoenix Metro Area has sprawled, Our Savior’s has sought to meet the needs of our community and provide a place where people can worship, receive spiritual care, grow in their faith and enjoy Christian fellowship. With that mindset we have embraced the wisdom from Proverbs 29:18 which says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Over the history of this church it has become our mission to not only serve the community of East Mesa, but also Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. For more information on the history of our church, click here.
With two campuses, we offer eight weekly worship services during the Winter season
(November – April). At the Gold Canyon campus, we offer a blended style of worship on Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 7:30am, 9:00am and 10:30am. The worship services are a combination of traditional and contemporary worship. The worship schedule at our East Mesa Campus is the same year-round: Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 7:30am, 9:00am, & 10:30am. These services use more traditional worship settings from Evangelical Lutheran Worship. During the months of May-October, we offer a 9:00am service at Gold Canyon. As we are one congregation worshiping at two campuses, our pastoral staff rotate throughout our two campuses, providing a variety of preaching styles each week. We encourage you to take a look around our website to get a feel for our different areas and ministries.
Our Pastoral staff and lay leaders have made a commitment of meeting the spiritual needs of not only our congregation, but also the community surrounding our campuses. We regularly make visits to area hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, hospice centers, and the home bound to offer prayer, communion, and support. If you know of someone in need of a visit, please contact our East Mesa office at 480-984-5555.
What is a Lutheran?
Lutherans are Christians who follow the teachings of Martin Luther. Luther was a German theologian who realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church at that time. In October 31 of 1517 Luther wrote to challenge these practices that came to be known as The 95 Theses. His hope was that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible.
Today, nearly five centuries later, Lutherans still hold to the basic principles of Luther’ s theological teachings:
- We are saved by the grace of God alone; which can only be earned through faith – not by anything we do.
- The Gospel is the norm for faith and life – the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
Over the years, different Lutheran church bodies have been established and organized to meet the needs of Lutherans in communities and nations all over the world. Our Savior’ s is a congregational member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which is the largest Lutheran group in North America. The ELCA is part of a reforming movement within the whole Christian church. As a part of practicing our faith, we have engaged in ecumenical dialogue with other Christian church bodies which has produced cooperate “full communion” agreements (sharing common convictions about theology, mission and worship) with several other Protestant denominations including Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists and the United Church of Christ.
We believe that we are called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out our lives in service to the world. Through acts of love and justice, worship and witness, we share God’ s boundless love with the world. Through Christ, we are united with other Christians and we recognize a wide fellowship of churches. We work alongside them in ecumenical ministry and service. Our Lutheran Faith is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. We welcome you to learn more about our church and find out how we can help you along life’ s path.