Pastor Jonathan Westerlund
ABOUT OUR PASTOR
I am a Northeasterner at heart, if not quite a
New-Englander. I grew up on Long Island, lived there until I moved to Philadelphia for seminary, spent a year in Massachusetts, and am happy to call Connecticut home as of 2018. Family is very important to me and I have 3 brothers, 1 sister, 1 niece, and 3 nephews, as well as my parents who all live on Long Island.
In many ways, we consider our congregation at Our Savior’s a family too, and just like with many holiday dinners and parties, there is always an extra seat at the table for you. When we say there is a seat for you at the table, we mean it. Get to know us better around a meal or coffee hour, or join us for holy communion during Sunday worship. As I say every week, and truly mean, all are welcome at God’s table.
We are a tight knit community that knows welcome and hospitality well. We’d love for you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings, adult ed during the week, or any time you want to stop by. You may even see me out in the community enjoying coffee or a meal. Stop by and say hi, I’d love to get to know you better.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Our Savior’s has been meeting at its present location for 50 years. Formed from two older congregations, one Danish and one Swedish, Our Savior’s now welcomes people from many backgrounds and cultures. Over its history the congregation has had partnerships with many outreach ministries, including a Hispanic mission in Hartford, missionary work in Brazil, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project, and Lutheran World Relief, to name a few. Sunday school, confirmation, and adult education ministries continue to equip young and old alike to live out their faith. We welcome you to join us!
Our Savior’s celebrates the full inclusion of children. Children serve in our Sunday worship as worship leaders and ushers. Every week there is a message just for kids (the adults like it, too!). Sunday school is at 10 am for pre-school through 6th grade.
Whether adult or child, single or a family, Our Savior’s is a great place to grow and make a difference. Come see where you fit in!