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We meet at 10am on Sundays at the Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland, Oregon  97211

Salt & Light Lutheran


Melissa O Reed, pastor, Salt & Light Lutheran
Leaven Community Co-Director and Organizer

All Saints Sunday

Salt & Light Lutheran invites you to the service for All Saints Sunday, November 5th, 10 -11:30 am. 
Come and remember the "saints" from our lives who have died and now surround us and accompany us. Bring pictures or something that represents those persons. Terry Moe, (former pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church), will be preaching.

Salt & Light is a Lutheran (ELCA) Worshipping Congregation among Leaven Community

Welcome friends, neighbors, and our Leaven Community brothers and sisters! Salt & Light Lutheran Church is the Lutheran worshipping congregation within the larger Leaven Community.

You are welcome in this community, to worship together, rise together and change together.

You are welcome as you areWe are young and old. We are traditional and we are abundantly creative. We share common struggles and joys, and we rejoice in our blessed differences.


You are welcome, wherever you are on your spiritual journey. On days of question and doubt, you are welcome. On days of mustard seed faith, you are welcome.

You are welcome to bring your whole self: your stories, your bodies, your questions, your head and your heart. We trust that God’s spirit is expressed in people in a beautiful bounty of ways, and we welcome and affirm people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and life experiences. We honor and celebrate love and partnership in the many ways the Spirit breathes them into our lives.

You are welcome to explore! Our children are a precious, lively part of our community and our Sunday morning worship, and we invite you into wonderment with them as they worship God with their voices, laughter and bodies.

You are welcome to the table. All are welcome to Christ’s table in Holy Communion and to share in God's extravagant love—no exceptions.

All are welcome among Salt & Light Lutheran Church as we explore on Sundays—and throughout the week—the ways in which we are called to leaven God’s dreams in and with our community and our world.


All who like to sing and play an instrument are welcomed to the "Seat of Our Pants" choir. We rehearse at 9:00 am and at other agreed upon times. Contact our musician, Ali, for more details:

We are the salt of the earth, gathered in presence of the Light of the World.



Click here to read Pastor Melissa's Sermons

Salt & Light/Leaven Community
5431 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-7553
(503) 284-8783 fax