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God’s Vision:but the righteous
will live by his faith…

(Habakkuk 2:4b)

OSL Vision: Our neighbors recognize
that Our Savior is an integral part of
the community fabric because we touch
their lives and witness Christ to people
of all ages.

Worship Services:
8 AM & 10:45 AM

9:30 AM
Sunday School, Bible study
& Fellowship

Email OSL office

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
Rev. Eric Borchers
Pastor &
School Headmaster
Yvette Aguilar
Childcare Director
Pam Kalmbach
Music Director
Dorothy Maass
Secretary
Tiffany Henson
Secretary
Skyla Counts
Secretary
Sheryl Josserand
Business Manager

Visit us!
1513 East Yager Lane
Austin, TX 78753

(512) 836-9600


Caring + Sharing + Serving 

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God’s Vision:but the righteous
will live by his faith…

(Habakkuk 2:4b)

OSL Vision: Our neighbors recognize
that Our Savior is an integral part of
the community fabric because we touch
their lives and witness Christ to people
of all ages.

Worship Services:
8 AM & 10:45 AM

9:30 AM
Sunday School, Bible study
& Fellowship

Email OSL office

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
Rev. Eric Borchers
Pastor &
School Headmaster
Yvette Aguilar
Childcare Director
Pam Kalmbach
Music Director
Dorothy Maass
Secretary
Tiffany Henson
Secretary
Skyla Counts
Secretary
Sheryl Josserand
Business Manager

Visit us!
1513 East Yager Lane
Austin, TX 78753

(512) 836-9600


Caring + Sharing + Serving 

Check us out on facebook.  Church Facebook

Check us out on facebook.  School/Childcare Facebook

 

OSL WeatherBug Site
CURRENT CONDITIONS



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Our Savior Lutheran Church is a congregation of caring Christians committed to sharing God's love through Jesus Christ with each other and the people of the community.

We believe God’s vision for us is summaried in Habakkuk 2.4b:

…but the righteous will live by his faith…

The vision statement for Our Savior Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas:

Our neighbors recognize that Our Savior is an integral part of the community fabric because we touch their lives and witness Christ to people of all ages.

 

If you are not a member of our congregation, we invite you to visit our campus and worship with us several Sundays to get a feel for our community of faith. Pastor Eric Borchers is available to visit and discuss our community of faith. If you would like to know what we believe, teach and confess you can click HERE to read through "What We Believe". You can find a brief history of our congregation HERE. And check out our ministry areas, worship services and Bible study opportunities

We Look forward to your visit!

Rev. Eric Borchers

 

NOVEMBER MESSAGE

THANK GOD FOR THE "FLEAS" IN LIFE

Dear Our Savior Families:

As we think about Thanksgiving, we tend to thank God for the many good things in our lives. We thank God for our salvation, for the church, for our family and our friends, for our nation, and for all the material blessings he has blessed us with. This is good, this is how it should be, this is appropriate.  But let me challenge you to see it from a different perspective this Thanksgiving. 

I want to tell you an incredible story about a woman. Her name is Corrie ten Boom. Corrie was a Dutch Christian, who during the second War, along with her family, was hiding Jews who were fleeing from the German persecution of the Holocaust. They were eventually arrested and sent to concentration camps. 

Corrie and her sister Betsie eventually ended up in the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. They smuggled a tiny Bible into the camp and began doing a regular Bible study. Pretty soon a few ladies joined them, and then a few more, and after a while there was a small group of them who were holding Bible studies on a regular basis. 

Now this obviously was against the rules and they would suffer severe discipline if caught. So they headed into the very back corner of the barracks where they held their Bible study. One day they happened on the verse 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you.”  

They began to debate the idea of giving thanks for their current circumstance in the concentration camp. Betsie insisted they should thank God for everything, while Corrie insisted it was impossible to thank God for their situation, and she lamented all the circumstances they were in. They argued back and forth, Betsie insisting and Corrie arguing, until finally Corrie blurted out…, “What about the fleas? They’re horrible!  I just can’t thank God for this flea infested barracks!” The argument continued back and forth, until finally they agreed they would even thank God for the fleas. And so, they said their prayers and thanked God.

It wasn’t until much later in life when they discovered the reason they were able to have these Bible studies without being interrupted by the guards. The guards refused to come into the barracks because of the fleas. As it turned out, the fleas were their protection. The fleas were a blessing from God. 

Let me ask you a question. What fleas do you have in your life? What challenges are you facing, what hardships are you enduring that you just don’t understand? 

Sometimes we just don’t know the answers to the hardships we endure, but we need to remember that God always knows. So, as we press forward toward Thanksgiving, I want to encourage you to thank God for the challenges, for the tough times, for the hardships, and for the things you don’t understand. Yes, even thank God for “the fleas” in your life.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Christ’s Servant . . . Your Shepherd

Pastor Eric Borchers

 

 LISTEN TO SERMONS ONLINE

Sermons are now available on the OSL website. Click HERE to download/listen.

 

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH IS AFFILIATED WITH:

  



Our Savior Lutheran Church is a congregation of caring Christians committed to sharing God's love through Jesus Christ with each other and the people of the community.

We believe God’s vision for us is summaried in Habakkuk 2.4b:

…but the righteous will live by his faith…

The vision statement for Our Savior Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas:

Our neighbors recognize that Our Savior is an integral part of the community fabric because we touch their lives and witness Christ to people of all ages.

 

If you are not a member of our congregation, we invite you to visit our campus and worship with us several Sundays to get a feel for our community of faith. Pastor Eric Borchers is available to visit and discuss our community of faith. If you would like to know what we believe, teach and confess you can click HERE to read through "What We Believe". You can find a brief history of our congregation HERE. And check out our ministry areas, worship services and Bible study opportunities

We Look forward to your visit!

Rev. Eric Borchers

 

NOVEMBER MESSAGE

THANK GOD FOR THE "FLEAS" IN LIFE

Dear Our Savior Families:

As we think about Thanksgiving, we tend to thank God for the many good things in our lives. We thank God for our salvation, for the church, for our family and our friends, for our nation, and for all the material blessings he has blessed us with. This is good, this is how it should be, this is appropriate.  But let me challenge you to see it from a different perspective this Thanksgiving. 

I want to tell you an incredible story about a woman. Her name is Corrie ten Boom. Corrie was a Dutch Christian, who during the second War, along with her family, was hiding Jews who were fleeing from the German persecution of the Holocaust. They were eventually arrested and sent to concentration camps. 

Corrie and her sister Betsie eventually ended up in the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. They smuggled a tiny Bible into the camp and began doing a regular Bible study. Pretty soon a few ladies joined them, and then a few more, and after a while there was a small group of them who were holding Bible studies on a regular basis. 

Now this obviously was against the rules and they would suffer severe discipline if caught. So they headed into the very back corner of the barracks where they held their Bible study. One day they happened on the verse 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you.”  

They began to debate the idea of giving thanks for their current circumstance in the concentration camp. Betsie insisted they should thank God for everything, while Corrie insisted it was impossible to thank God for their situation, and she lamented all the circumstances they were in. They argued back and forth, Betsie insisting and Corrie arguing, until finally Corrie blurted out…, “What about the fleas? They’re horrible!  I just can’t thank God for this flea infested barracks!” The argument continued back and forth, until finally they agreed they would even thank God for the fleas. And so, they said their prayers and thanked God.

It wasn’t until much later in life when they discovered the reason they were able to have these Bible studies without being interrupted by the guards. The guards refused to come into the barracks because of the fleas. As it turned out, the fleas were their protection. The fleas were a blessing from God. 

Let me ask you a question. What fleas do you have in your life? What challenges are you facing, what hardships are you enduring that you just don’t understand? 

Sometimes we just don’t know the answers to the hardships we endure, but we need to remember that God always knows. So, as we press forward toward Thanksgiving, I want to encourage you to thank God for the challenges, for the tough times, for the hardships, and for the things you don’t understand. Yes, even thank God for “the fleas” in your life.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Christ’s Servant . . . Your Shepherd

Pastor Eric Borchers

 

 LISTEN TO SERMONS ONLINE

Sermons are now available on the OSL website. Click HERE to download/listen.

 

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH IS AFFILIATED WITH:

  



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