News and Announcements

News Items
Election Results
It's All His - Pledge Cards
Call Committee Updates
Angel Tree Deadline—December 4th!
Shelter Dinner Volunteers Needed
Sign up for Moses Tree
Open Arms Christmas Giving Opportunity
100 Envelope Fundraiser
Our Giving Should Give Glory to God . . . not to Us
Team Amos
New Youth Group - OSW56
Confirmation mentors
Join the Altar Guild
Praying for Ukraine
Food pick up/delivery volunteers needed
Fraudulent emails

Election Results

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

Please join us in congratulating our new board members to the MMSLG and BOG. These members will be serving for the 2023 and 2024 calendar years.

  • MMSLG Vice President: Shawn McAteer
  • MMSLG Secretary: Gwen Kennedy
  • MMSLG At-Large Members: Joe Apecechea and Will Davis
  • Open Arms BOG: Chris Cho, Robin Vander Voort, and Donna Yeh

It's All His - Pledge Cards

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

If you missed last weeks’ Consecration Sunday celebration and turning in your pledge card, you can still submit your pledge for 2023.

  • Option 1: You can fill out a card and drop it in the offering plate next Sunday. Pledge cards will be available in the Narthex.
  • Option 2: We are also offering a paperless option! Just go online and complete the electronic pledge card.

God calls on us to be cheerful givers or our time, talents, and treasure. We are celebrating with thanksgiving all that God has done for us. Because, when you think about it, it really is all His!

Thank you, Lord, for all our blessings!

Call Committee Updates

Updated Nov. 23, 2022

OSWLC is in the first phase of the call process. During this time, the Southeastern District creates a list of pastors we can consider. This list is created at the district level and can take a number of months.

Just over a month ago, we asked the church members to share names with the committee of LCMS pastors they felt would be a good fit for OSWLC. Twenty-two names were submitted and have been passed to the district for consideration.

We thank everyone who submitted names and those who continue to pray for our church during this season and the process itself as we move forward.

Angel Tree Deadline—December 4th!

Updated Nov. 23, 2022

For over 23 years Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church has sponsored Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship. This program provides us the opportunity to share the good news of Christmas with the children of prisoners.

Wrapped gifts must be returned to the boxes at the church no later than December 4th. You can also make a monetary donation via check made out to OSWLC with "Angel Tree" in the memo line or via Pushpay and select Angel Tree from the dropdown fund list.

We hope that you will take time to put an extra child on your Christmas list this year!

Shelter Dinner Volunteers Needed

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church provides meals on the first Tuesday of each month at the Homeless Shelter in Leesburg. We are seeking assistance to provide at least 45 meals on December 6th. Meals will need to be dropped off no later than 5:00 pm that day.

If you are interested in providing the meal, and / or if you need more information, please contact Gwen Kennedy.

Sign up for Moses Tree

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

For the past 11 years, Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church has supported the foster children of Loudoun County by collecting Christmas gifts for them. This year, there are 46 children in care, and while the foster families provide these kids with love, support and gifts, we are providing these children with a little extra love around Christmas time through Moses Tree.

We will be conducting Moses Tree online this year. To sign-up and for more information, visit Don't forget to specify what gifts you have purchased in the online sign up form.

Please contact Caroline Serio with any questions.

Thank you in advance!

Open Arms Christmas Giving Opportunity

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

Each year, Open Arms collects for a local charity during the month of December. This year their charity will be our local Loudoun County Women’s Shelter (LAWS), and they will be collecting new pajamas and fleece blankets for those in need. Please consider donating a pair of pajamas (infant to adult sizes) or a fleece blanket. Donations can be placed at either reception area by the Christmas trees until December 30th.

Thank you for your donations and Merry Christmas from Open Arms!

100 Envelope Fundraiser

Posted Nov. 23, 2022

This is your chance to support the Youth Group and help them raise the funds for their annual Workcamp trip next summer. Envelopes marked 1 to 100 are on the bulletin board across from the library. Simply pick up an envelope, fill out the form with your information, and return the money in the envelope to the money box by January 8th.

Pick a special number for your birthday, your anniversary, or add up all the ages of your family for an even bigger gift. If every envelope is returned filled, the youth will earn just over $5000!

Email Emily Sonstroem with any questions.

Our Giving Should Give Glory to God . . . not to Us

Updated Nov. 23, 2022

“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what you right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then Your Father, Who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:2-4).

“How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God” (John 5:44).

“. . . for they loved praise from men more than praise from God” (John 12:43).

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your tremendous generosity toward me. Thank you Jesus for your wiliness to give up the glories of heaven and become poor so you could atone for my sins. Please increase my willingness to give. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Blessings on your Stewardship Journey!

New 5th & 6th Grade Youth Group

Posted Aug. 24, 2022

Students in grades five and six are invited to join a new group just for them! This group, OSW 56, will begin meeting during Sunday school time on Sunday, September 11th at 9:30 am, as well as at additional times throughout the year for service events and fun activities. Keep an eye out for more information to come on meeting times and activities.

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Praying for Ukraine

Updated Jul. 27, 2022

Our church continues to pray and collect donations for emergency humanitarian relief to aid Ukrainian refugees and those impacted by the ongoing violence. From the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the generosity of OSWLC and other congregations across the country to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been overwhelming. We saw our Ukrainian neighbors fleeing their homeland, children, and belongings in tow. We saw refugees separated from loved ones, in strange new countries, and your donations provided them with emergency supplies and support to rebuild their lives after destruction. To see how your LWR donations are making a difference in the Ukrainian crisis, please take a look at a special edition report from Lutheran World Relief, which can be found at Thank you for your compassion, prayers, and incredible generosity.

In addition to LWR, our Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) has been able to respond quickly by meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of those in Ukraine and those fleeing that country in the following ways:

  • The LCMS has issued grants for humanitarian aid and refugee support in parts of Romania, Latvia, Germany, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
  • The LCMS is providing transitional housing through subsidized rent at a residential complex in Romania – nearly $300,000 has been set aside to cover expenses for the next two years. The Synod is evaluating the possibility of purchasing a second residential complex in Romania for the same purpose.
  • An LCMS missionary is offering ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to help displaced Ukrainians in Brasov, Romania. The ability to understand and speak English, the “trade language” there, will help refugees find employment and acclimate to life in a new place.

The LCMS continues to focus on planting churches and teaching the Lutheran faith – especially for displaced people seeking comfort and relief for their souls. The work to meet physical needs is very important, but the LCMS’ work differs from secular humanitarian organizations in that we share a far more critical resource – the proclamation of God’s Word, especially the precious Gospel.

  • LCMS' partner church in Germany, Selbständige Evangelisch—Lutherische Kirche (SELK), has created a position to manage the church's refugee care programs.
  • Two floors at the Old Latin School (OLS) in Wittenberg, Germany (a project of the LCMS), are being rented for refugee housing. SELK intends to plant a church in the OLS to have Divine Services in English and Ukrainian. The pastor there will also provide Lutheran catechetical instruction for refugees and others in Wittenberg.
  • A Lutheran school in Slovakia immediately accepted displaced Ukrainians in the early stages of the war. This school continues to provide a Christian education for refugee children. The LCMS has provided support for this to continue.

Refugees fleeing Ukraine have lost loved ones, parents, children, homes, and livelihoods. The LCMS strives to share what is needed most — the comfort and peace that only Christ can provide.

Many Christian organizations are working on this huge humanitarian crisis and the OSWLC Missions Team will consider which Christian organizations and individual missionaries that are involved with Ukraine relief to donate to. If you’d like to contribute, checks should be made out to OSWLC with "Ukraine Relief" in the memo line. You can also donate at—please indicate it is for "Ukraine Relief" in the memo line.

Fraudulent Emails

Posted Jun. 24, 2020

Lately there have been several fraudulent emails sent to OSWLC church staff and members that look like they are from the leadership of OSWLC. Scammers are very good at creating fake emails that are difficult to distinguish from the real emails we receive from various companies and contacts on a daily basis. Other churches in our area have been targeted as well, and sadly some have fallen victim to these email scams.

Please be extra cautious if you receive an email asking for a favor, to pay an invoice, buy a gift card, or anything that requires your financial attention, especially when the message tells you to not contact the sender due to being in a meeting or being too busy. The staff, leadership, and pastors of OSWLC never send personal emails asking for this type of assistance. Be sure to look at the sender's email address and not just the name listed on the message. All staff emails will have the extension.

Unfortunately, scammers use information available on our website and social media to pose as staff in an attempt to scam you out of money. We cannot take contact information off of our website and publications, but we can educate our members on being aware of these types of scams. Please be vigilant and watch for these types of emails. If you receive something suspicious or are uncertain of the validity of an email, please forward it on to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for additional information on how to recognize and avoid phishing scams. Thank you!

Contact Information

43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
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Sunday Worship Services

8:00 AM – traditional service
9:30 AM – traditional (1st, 3rd Sundays)
9:30 AM – contemporary (2nd, 4th Sundays)
11:00 AM – contemporary service

Holy Communion celebrated at all services
Nursery available 7:45AM — noon

Our Mission

At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by:

  • Forming relationships,
  • Experiencing Jesus together, and
  • Sharing God's love.