Lutherans trust that Holy Baptism serves as a means of God’s grace: that is, that this act is a gift of God, proclaiming God’s unconditional love and thus open to all who would desire it.
Our Savior’s Church baptizes people of all ages at their request or at the request of their parents in the case of infants and children. Prior to baptism, a meeting with a pastor may be needed for baptismal candidates or for parents of children being baptized in order to provide an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Christian faith generally or the Lutheran traditions specifically.
Normally, the baptism takes place during the Sunday worship, but occasionally special circumstances may call for a private baptism.
Your first step in moving toward baptism (or just to inquire more about this sacrament) is to contact our church office to talk to a pastor. We look forward to your call or email!
Q: Can we be married at Our Savior’s, Regina?
A: All are Welcome!
We're often asked, “Do we both need to members of the Church?” Well, Jesus involved himself with all sorts of people! So the Church, following Jesus, would serve you whether you are Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, Hindu, agnostic, or none of the above!
You are welcome here just as you are. Our Savior’s is also open to celebrating same-sex marriages. We are all beloved children of God!
We do ask folks to please understand that all the weddings we celebrate at Our Savior’s are seen by our pastor and community as worship services, and as such, the focus of the wedding celebration is formed and based out of the good news found in the Christian faith.
In the hopes of building a firm foundation for your marriage, couples are encouraged to enroll in a pre-marriage educational opportunity. Please talk with the pastor about possible or recommended options.
The First Step in Booking: If you have more questions, or for booking a wedding, please contact the Our Savior’s office. It's essential for us to check dates for facility and pastoral availability! For wedding bookings, Our Savior’s generally operates on a first-come/first-served basis. We would love to sit down with you to get to know you and to talk to you about beginning this new stage in your life together.
Congratulations and God’s blessings in this important time in your life!
Also, FYI…Marriage requirements of the Government of Saskatchewan:
Marriage License: Before a marriage service may be performed to make a union valid in the province's eyes, you must provide the pastor with a valid marriage license. Licenses may be secured at several places in the province. To secure the license you will need to present your identification and pay a nominal fee. For individuals who are divorced, you will need to present the license issuer with a copy of your “final decree.”
Registration of Marriage and Marriage Certificates: You must complete and sign, along with two of your attendants and the pastor, a “Registration of Marriage” document. The “Signing of the Registry” normally takes place during the wedding ceremony itself. The officiating pastor will provide you with a copy of the registration form for you to complete and deliver back to the church at least one week before the ceremony.
After the wedding, the registration form is sent to the government department by the officiant. A second document, a church marriage certificate, will be provided for your keeping, also signed by your attendants and the officiant at the ceremony.
To obtain an official Province of Saskatchewan marriage certificate after your ceremony, go to https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/marriages/Pages/Order-a-Marriage-Certificate.aspx
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In this time of mourning, we ask God to surround you with love and we share these words of promise with you from the Apostle Paul:
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died."
(1 Thessalonians 4).
In the Spirit of Jesus Christ, we are here to support you in your time of grief. If you are reading this in a time of loss and are wondering about funeral arrangements, we invite you to please give our church office a call, to get in touch with the pastor, and we will hopefully be able to serve you in this most difficult time.
If you have a need or just would like to talk about our church, God and spiritual questions, or life in general over a friendly cup of coffee, we're here. Or if you know of someone in hospital or at home who desires pastoral care, please give us a call!