Reconciling in Christ Welcome

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is a dynamic community, centered in Christ, called, nurtured and sent – to celebrate, serve and do justice.

OSLC has been a Reconciling in Christ congregation since 2002. In 2013, we approved a resolution to offer same-gender marriages. Since then, we have rejoiced in being part of the start of several new same-gender households, and in being part of a Christian community where they grow in and explore their faith as full members.

We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families still face discrimination in public policy, and, often, are alienated from the Church, we wish to affirm their welcome in our community.  Therefore, we affirm:

  • That people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God, bringing with them their own unique gifts, strengths and skills;
  • That people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are full participants within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public affirmation of faith; and
  • That as members of this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.

What it means to be a Reconciling in Christ congregation.


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