Welcome to Our Savior Lutheran Church
Our community of Bishop is a pretty busy place, full of tourists and hard working people. Since many tourists come during the weekends those in the service industry are not able to get away on the weekend for attending the Divine Service to hear their Lord speak to them. Sometimes our hard working people leave for the weekend for their own rest and relaxation. We recognize these realities in our community and would like to help fill a need. Starting Nov. 6th we are providing a regularly scheduled Midweek Service on Thursday nights at 6:35. Of course, this doesn’t mean that if you do attend the Divine Service on Sunday morning that you are excluded from this invitation. Following the Service, at 7:15, we will still be hosting a Bible Study as we work our way through the Old Testament verse by verse. We are currently in the Book of Leviticus.
In addition to the new Thursday evening service, we have begun a Sunday morning radio broadcast on Sierra Wave Radio 92.5 and 96.5 FM KSRW. It too, has a brief service for those unable to attend the Divine Service. In addition, we will be going through Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and Explanations, studying the fundational teachings of the Christian faith. You can tune in at 8:00 AM on Sunday mornings.
On Sunday, October 26th during the Divine Service, 4 new members were welcomed into communicant fellowship. These individuals have been studying Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism since mid-February, for 1 1/2 hours each week. During this course of study, they learned the foundational teachings of Christianity (Law, Gospel, Prayer, Baptism, Confession and Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. By God’s grace, they were led to believe these teachings as found in Holy Scripture and confessed this faith before the congregation. They were then invited to receive the Lord’s Supper as full members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and our congregation.
If you are interested in learning more about what we believe, teach, and confess, please contact Pastor Gullixson (see contact information). The classes can be tailored to individual abilities (youth, adult, special learning needs) and previous religious instruction. And since we believe that it is the Holy Spirit’s work to convince and produce faith in His Word, there is no obligation to join our membership. We offer this class as a free public service to our community. If, throughout the course, you are led to believe as we do, you may indicate your desire to join the congregation and this course would serve as the needed basic instruction for membership.