190 Massey Road, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 4N5 Sundays 10:30 AM


Membership Questions


What does becoming a member of the church not mean?

It does not mean you can now receive communion. You already can.

It does not mean you can now join a Bible study, or have a wedding, or grieve a loved one here. You already can.

It does not mean you can make use of envelopes in order to receive tax receipts for donations. You already can.

What does becoming a member of the church mean?

It means that you take a step to make this church, “your church.”

It means that you commit yourself to be part of this people and this place.

It means that you set out to encourage the community in thanking people when you are blessed by them in some way.

It means that you set out to strengthen the community by expressing your concerns humbly and directly.

It means that you set out to help out when you have the ability and the time to carry it out.

What do I need to do to become a member?

You need to ask. Making the church “your church” is something you need to initiate. Call the office. Talk to a pastor. In your conversation with the pastor you will find out if you want to sit down with the pastor and talk about the basics of Christianity, or talk about the specifics of being Lutheran. Or you may find that you simply wish to join the church without instruction in one of three ways

  1. if you have never been baptized elsewhere: ask to arrange for baptism. Baptisms normally take place at a Sunday morning service, but in some circumstances people request private baptisms.
  2. if you have been baptized: ask to join through “affirmation of faith” (which simply means to be present at a Sunday worship and speak the words of the Apostles’ Creed from your place in the gathering together with the whole gathering). You may choose to let a previous congregation know that you wish to be released from membership or you may choose to retain membership in both congregations.
  3. if you are a member of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada congregation: ask to have your membership transferred from that congregation (or inform Our Savior’s that you wish to have membership in both congregations.)

That’s it. It begins simply by asking.

Please consider this act of deepening your walk of faith with Jesus, by committing yourself to walk, serve, learn and grow with other followers of Jesus in this place.