You are welcome here
We are a small and friendly congregation in the village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY only a few blocks from the Croton-Harmon Metro-North train station (map). We are conveniently located just off routes 9 and 9A in Croton. There is ample street parking nearby. We are also accessible from Bee-Line bus #14, with the stop at Cleveland Drive and Benedict Boulevard practically at our front door.
Our Saviour is a safe, friendly, welcoming place for you and your family to hear Good News and find warm, caring community. We welcome people of all ages, races, ethnicities, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and gender identities or expressions. Our service is family-friendly and we have a convenient area for changing and addressing the needs of babies. Our facilities are handicapped accessible. Large print bulletins are available. We invite you to join us in any or all of our activities.
Our congregation is rooted in the Lutheran tradition and is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our members come from a variety of Christian backgrounds and from many countries of the world. We serve Croton, Ossining, Peekskill, and the towns of Cortlandt and Yorktown.
Our mission is to offer spiritual grounding and growth by connecting with God and our community.
Our vision is to provide meaningful, well-attended, active, and growing worship, education, fellowship, and service opportunities.
The first gathering of people who would become the congregation of Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church took place in 1933, the year Prohibition ended and the first year of Franklin Roosevelt’s administration.
In 1935, the church was accepted into the United Lutheran Synod of New York. For several years, though, the church had no permanent home. By Easter 1934, services were being held at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Harmon. From there, the congregation moved to the Harmon Lodge, usually described by charter members as a saloon or bar. But the Lodge did provide a place for a normal Sunday morning schedule and for congregational events. Increasing rent caused services to be moved to a private home on Benedict Boulevard in 1937. The congregation worshiped there until the current church was built in 1939.
In 1963, the Parish Hall was dedicated for use by the Sunday School, youth programs, and the community. The Gotwald Parish Hall still houses Sunday School classes and provides a meeting place for local groups. The Link, the glass hallway connecting the Parish Hall to the original church structure, was dedicated in 1984.
The Church Council manages the affairs of the congregation. Members for 2024 are:
- Marilyn Grantner, Secretary
- Hannah Johnson
- Eleanor Keil
- LeeAnn McCarthy
- Sue Montgomery, President
- Matt Papertsian
- Jamie Polcari
- Eleanor Soderlund, Vice President
- (ex officio) Bryan Montgomery, Treasurer
Our Pastor is the Rev. Justin Johnson.
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Our Music Minister is Phill Greenland.
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