Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

                                                                                            Tampa, FL



Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Florida / Bahamas Synod
8401 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 884-1232
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8:30 AM - Sunday School for all ages (September through May)
9:30 AM - Holy Communion

Alternative Worship Service in English and Spanish
Servicio Bilingue Ingles y Espanol
at AM Sundays


Stated Supply Pastor -
Reverend Raymond E. Strawn, Jr.

Reverend Raymond E. Strawn, Jr. is serving as the LCOS Stated Supply Pastor from August 3 to September 19, 2015.

Pastor Strawn was raised in New York and served in the military and in combat in Desert Storm as a combat/field medical corpsman with the First Marine Division. His unit earned a citation from the President of USA. He has a BS, MBA, and Master of Divinity degree. Before being ordained as a pastor, he served as jail chaplain, youth director, and with the refugee resettlement program for Lutheran Social Services in Washington D.C. He was ordained in 1998. Pastor Ray served as a congregational pastor in congregations in California, New York, and Florida. He also worked with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a synod coach, mentor and teacher. He served on the Synod Evangelism Team and the Synod Redevelopment Team. He is an expert in NCD (Natural Church Development) and missional congregational leadership. He and his wife Lisa currently live in Tampa and have three sons and six grandchildren.

LCOS Sixth Annual
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday October 3 at 10 AM - 2 PM


08-02 That Which Endures
07-05 God Sends You
06-28 Faith In God Heals
06-21 Have You No Faith
06-14 We Walk By Faith
06-07 We Do Not Lose Heart

LCOS has an updated Facebook page: LCOSTAMPA

ELCA Disaster Response coordinates efforts through Lutheran World Federation and other relief partners and government agencies. To donate to the relief efforts or to learn more about what ELCA Disaster Response is doing, go to

100% of your donations go directly to the needs of the disaster.

Send in your donation directly using the Simply Giving Form

ELCA has a new website

As we designed and built the new site, we tried to keep at the forefront of our work the primary audiences to which it is aimed: ELCA members and worshippers, rostered leaders (lay and clergy), other leaders in congregations, synods and partner organizations — and those who are seeking involvement in a worshipping community that puts God’s unconditional love in Christ Jesus front and center. These are the people to whom we wish to provide relevant and accessible information through this dynamic new site. The new site offers better search tools, easier navigation, an extensive resource “library” and an interactive map to show where Lutherans are active in the world. It also is more user-friendly on mobile devices.

We hope and pray — and will continue to work to assure — that this new website will help advance the work of God’s ministries that we all share. As always, we appreciate your partnership.

Generous Reflections

Most people believe that money brings happiness, so they always want more of it. But money does not bring happiness. Money and the things that money can buy do not produce the good life. The good life is found in a relationship with Jesus and in using what God has given us to build his kingdom. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, we will hold the things of this world loosely and focus on things that are eternal.


Call Committe

The Call Committee and the Church Councilare excited to inform you that both committees have agreed and voted unanimously to present Pastor Jose-Luis La Torre-Cuadros for your consideration as our new pastor!

He and his family will be worshipping with our LCOS congregation on Sunday, August 30th, with a Reception for him and his family to follow during our Fellowship Hour.

Pastor La Torre-Cuadros has been serving the ministry for nearly 20 years, most recently as an Assistant to the Bishop in the Sierra Pacific Synod-ELCA in Sacramento, California. He has a strong pastoral background serving various ministries. He also has earned a degree in Law and Political Science from San Marcos University and worked as a lawyer before entering the Evangelical Seminary. He is married with two children.

We have prepared a formal letter with more details that will be mailed to you this week. That letter also notifies you of a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, September 13th, during which voting members of LCOS will decide whether or not to issue a call to Pastor La Torre-Cuadros.

Please see any Council or Call Committee member with questions.

After much prayer, interviews, and discussions, our two committees believe enthusiastically and spiritually that Pastor La Torre-Cuadros is the pastor that God has chosen for us. We look forward to all of you meeting him and his family on August 30th.

For those of you interested, below are 2 links to Pastor Jose-Luis’ Facebook page and some sermons:

Just a last reminder that electronic versions of some of Pastor Jose-Luis’ sermons will be projected this week using our LCOS sanctuary screens on:
Monday/Wednesday August 24/26 12:00-2:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday August 25/27 6:00-8:00pm.

The original purpose was for those without internet access, but the Council and the Call Committee would like these sessions to be opportunities to speak to one another and to Call and Council Committee members about Pastor Jose-Luis. Council and/or Call Committee members will be present at all sessions. We had about 40 congregation members sign up at this morning’s worship service!

If at all possible, please attend one of these informative sessions. No more signups are needed, just show up!!


8:30 AM - Sunday School
for all ages
(September through May)

9:30 AM - Holy Communion

2013 = 50 Years!

The Lutheran Church is celebrating fifty years in mission proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Town 'N Country, Tampa, Florida

May 5, 1963


The link below is an article about LCOS and its 50 year anniversary. It's a great piece, enjoy, and thank you for being part of our community.
TBO article

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour -- 8401 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, FL 33615 -- (813) 884-1232
Sundays: 8:30 AM - Sunday School for all ages (September through May) and 9:30 AM - Holy Communion -- Coffee Hour
Kaye Prox Food Bank: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 PM until 4:30 PM
Academy of Our Saviour: Monday through Friday -- before care 7:45 AM until 9 AM, School 9 AM until 1:50 PM, After care 1:50 PM until 4 PM