Lutheran Church of Our Saviour is just west of Sherwood forest, on the west side of Baton Rouge. Founded in 1980, the congregation is celebrating their 40th anniversary.

My friend and classmate at Trinity, Pastor Nancy Andrews serves this congregation has served this congregation first as Interim Pastor in 2018, then under contract starting in 2019.

Bill Smith is the president at LCOS.

We took this opportunity to welcome LCOS member, Thomas Rhoades to the ELCA roster of pastors. Tom comes to us from the United Methodist Church. He is serving the International Seaman’s Church Institute as Chaplain of the lower Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

This is Bill Bonds, and his vicious (actually yawning church-going dog Chewbacca. Bill and Joan Bonds have provided me with housing on some of my trips to Baton Rouge, though now they live in Virginia.

Also serving in worship today was Pastor Robin McCullough Bade, who was interim pastor from 2005 to 2007, immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Pastor Nancy, Pastor Robin, and I were all classmates at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio.