With over a half century of worship, witness, and ministry in Albany, the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour conjoined with St. Patrick’s on January 1st, 2013. Looking to the future, LCOS at St. Patrick’s will be a home for many– Lutherans and others– and is the ELCA presence in Albany.
Sunday mornings at 9:00, LCOS at St. Patrick’s offers worship rooted in the Lutheran tradition, but open to all. Anyone familiar with a structured, liturgical worship service will find this service welcoming and transforming.
Since September of 2012, St. Patrick’s has been home to LCOS and has been the ELCA presence in Albany. This means that Lutherans are a part of the life and ministry of St. Patrick’s and have a special place here. Now, Lutherans and Episcopalians (as well as others, of course!) worship and work side by side.
Pastor Charles Thompson, who was Pastor of LCOS for many years, is the Lutheran-Pastor-in-Residence at St. Patrick’s. In this role, he assists the Rector in pastoral ministry, leads Confirmation in the Lutheran tradition, and ministers to everyone at St. Patrick’s, Lutherans and Episcopalians alike. Pastor Thompson does this as he continues serving St. Andrew’s, Plains.