Who we are, where we are and what we do...
08:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
09:15 a.m. Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. Church School for Children
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
12:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
01:00 p.m. Misa en Español
07:00 p.m. Search Committee Meeting
7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Our Saviour’s Eucharistic-centered community is an eclectic mix of original church founders, young families, and individuals representing many racial and cultural traditions around the world. Our unity in Christ is most visible at Sunday morning worship, but it is nourished and formed throughout the week in our parish programs and through our leadership. Day by day, God’s action in this community inspires, nurtures, and equips us to reach out to the world in Christ’s name.
Each week, Christians from over 35 nations gather to pray, sing, hear and engage Scripture, and build relationships with one another. At present, some 400 households call Our Saviour home. In fact, our vision is “to be a home for all of God’s people,” and we hope that your searching may lead you to worship with us. Our clergy and lay staff are eager to answer any question you might have about our common life.
To stand at our altar on a Sunday morning and look out over the gathered worshippers is to see the people of God in all their variety. Our congregation is a microcosm of the whole Anglican Communion, and our members come from over 35 nations from around the world.
We are also diverse in other areas: life-long members worship alongside brand-new babies. Our vocations in the world range from attorney to government worker to health care professional to beautician to professor to homemaker to travel agent. And many of our members are retired after long and successful careers.
In our parish survey, respondents said our diversity is both our greatest strength and our greatest challenge. But we are unified in our diversity as we gather in communion each week at the Lord’s table. Parishioners reside in suburban Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. They also come from England & other parts of Europe; St. Kitts & other Caribbean islands; China, India & other Asian territories; Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia & other African countries; Madagascar; El Salvador, Mexico & other countries in Latin America; and various other places.
Our Sunday worship is centered in the Eucharist. The 8:00AM. service is Holy Eucharist Rite II. The 10:00AM service is Holy Eucharist Rite II. Misa en Español 01:00PM.
Children join their parents at the Peace and many children who are baptized receive Holy Communion. Since our members have grown up with so many different styles of Anglican worship, there is no one particular style of worship that characterizes our diverse congregation. We cannot be categorized as either “high” or “low.” Incense and sanctus bells are sometimes used at festival Eucharists. Our average Sunday attendance for all three services is around 375.
After each service, we gather for Coffee Hour and, particularly after the 10:00AM worship, we often serve delicious food & beverages and enjoy lively gospel music as we fellowship. This is often combined with special celebrations such as Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Birthdays and Anniversaries.