Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Bremerton, Washington, Records, 1893--2012  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (Bremerton, Wash.)
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Bremerton, Washington, Records
1893--2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA 7a5_274 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Bremerton, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

On January 31, 1893, a group of people met for the purpose of organizing a Lutheran congregation under the leadership of E. B. Slettedal. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Bremerton, Washington was incorporated on March 15, 1893. The first church was built on Fourth Street. In the late thirties it became evident there was a need for a larger place to worship, so the congregation bought lots at the present site. On Sunday, September 21, 1941 the new church was dedicated. By 1948 the congregation had grown to a point that the present building was inadequate. An addition to the present building was completed and dedicated in September of 1951. In May of 1955 property on Wildcat Lake was purchased and became Lutherhaven Bible Camp. Congregations included in this purchase were: First and Grace Lutheran of Paulsbo; Vinland, Emmanuel and Our Saviour’s Lutheran of Bremerton; Bethany and First Lutheran of Port Orchard; and Silverdale Lutheran. The first Bible Camp was held in the summer of 1958 and it has been used for that purpose every year since. Enrollment in Sunday School increased to the amount so that there was need for larger facilities. Three lots west of the church property were purchased and a Youth Center was added as well as more space for parking.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a bulletin from the dedication of the parsonage, a bulletin from the installation of pastor Wigdahl, a brief history of the church, a booklet from their 75th anniversary, various letters, a booklet from the dedication of the church, letters of call, Proposed resolutions for special meeting of the church, a congregational statistical record, a bulletin from 1963, a budget newsletter.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Bremerton, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_274, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Box 3 File 1

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lutherans--Washington (State)--History

Personal Names

  • Foss, Carl, 1920-1921
  • Litzer, Daniel J., 1980-?
  • Meeker, Paul E.
  • Nesse, M. W., 1959-1980
  • Otterby, Les, 1977-?
  • Skrondal, Ivar, 1902-1905
  • Gjerde, M. P.
  • Hoff, P. B., 1946-1952
  • Hokenstad, Theodore, 1918-1920
  • Langeland, Henrick
  • Lewis, Jack R., 1961-1965
  • Oppedal, H., 1912-1914
  • Ponnikas, Clifford, 1965-1969
  • Quellos, Dan, 1969-1976
  • Ramstad A. W., 1924-1925
  • Ross, D. B., 1905-1912
  • Sandvig, Erik
  • Slettedal, E. B., 1896-1902
  • Storli, K. O., 1914-?
  • Wigdahl, A. O., 1952-1959

Corporate Names

  • Bethany Lutheran Church (Port Orchard, Wash.)
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Bremerton, Wash.)
  • First Lutheran Church (Port Orchard, Wash.)
  • Grace Lutheran Church (Paulsbo, Wash.)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--SouthwesternWashington Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • First Lutheran Church (Paulsbo, Wash.)
  • Vinland Lutheran Church (Bremerton, Wash.)

Geographical Names

  • Bremerton (Wash.)
  • Port Orchard (Wash.)
  • Poulsbo (Wash.)
  • Silverdale (Wash.)


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