Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church

Scandia, Kansas, United States


  • Address: 945 Highway K148, Scandia, Kansas 66966
  • Affiliation: LCMC / NALC
  • Contact: Beth Stensaas, Call Committee Chair
  • Phone: 785.955.2160
  • Email: stensaasm@gmail.com
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Position Title: Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Our mission is to witness to Gods unconditional love in word and deed. To serve each other, the community, and the whole body of Christ through our ministry. Members strive to be actively involved in the life of the church by sharing their time, talents and treasures. We continue to grow in faith, sharing the Word, sacraments and confessions.
    Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Norway, Kansas. We are a rural community with an average attendance of 30-35. We practice a traditional worship service utilizing the liturgy from the With One Voice hymnal and hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. Communion is observed on the first and third Sundays and all church holy days.

    We currently have Youth and Adult Sunday School, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School, and Bible Study. We are active in our special ministries to our community, congregation, and our church at large. Some of our past support would include monetary donation to local community members in crisis, Oaks Indian Mission, quilting for infants, youth, and missions, providing and serving local fund-raising benefits, community food bank, several areas of outreach for family and children’s’ program, and past support of our synodical budget to the ELCA during our years as a member. We have an aging congregation, with potential for growth with young families in our community.

    Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1872. The existing brick church was constructed in 1934, in the middle of the great depression. In 1964 the education wing was dedicated. In 1972 the sanctuary was beautifully renovated. In 2017 our congregation voted to leave the ELCA. We voted to become members of the NALC and LCMC (dual affiliation).

    Currently we are sharing a pastor from a neighboring NALC/LCMC congregation. We have one (1) part-time secretary.
    There are currently no building programs projected. The existing building issues that currently exist are routine maintenance and repair. Our building is handicapped accessible.

    Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is financially stable.

    Our church is seeking an ordained minister that feels a strong call from the Lord to serve as a minister and role model for our congregation and community. A Pastor that will provide strong leadership based on a sound biblical foundation and effectively communicate the scriptures. An enthusiastic leader for our youth and seniors to grow in the personal faith as well as one who possesses strong communication skills in all settings, able to provide sound preaching, pastoral care and visitation for all ages.

    Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a devout congregation with a strong faith in the Lord. Our members have a genuine caring and concern for each other and the community.