Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Prineville, Oregon, Records, 1940-2012

Overview of the Collection

Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Prineville, Or.)
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Prineville, Oregon, Records
1940-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a4_229 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Prineville, Oregon.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington 98447
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

In the spring of 1940, Mrs. Wilma Glover hosted a group of ladies who wanted to have Lutheran services in a place where their children could be brought up in the Faith. This group of ladies contacted Dr. H. L. Foss with a request that a mission be started. On September 15, 1930, Rev. Morris Thompson, who was full-time pastor in nearby Bend, Oregon, was installed to hold services in the Odd Fellows Hall. The congregation was officially organized on December 1, 1945 and adopted the name of Our Savior’s. At the organizational meeting in January of 1946, authorization to purchase land for $1000 was taken. The Rev. Burnis Rogness, an ex-Army Chaplain, came in 1946 and was the first full-time pastor. Later that year the congregation borrowed $15,000 and the Mission Board purchased an Army chapel at Camp Abbott, Oregon. Since that time the building has been added to and remodeled.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a booklet from their 25th anniversary, a congregational statistical record, a pastoral transfer form, two letters, installation service for Gene Bradbury 1997, program for church service 1991, 50th anniversary booklets, newspaper scan for 50th anniversary.

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 Savior's Lutheran Church, Prineville, Oregon, Records, OPVELCA7a4_229, 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 14 File 4

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Nesvig, Swanson, Nordquist, Emerson New Partners. Old Roots. Tacoma (Wash.) ALC, LCA, and ELC 1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Church anniversaries
  • Lutherans--Oregon--History

Personal Names

  • Punch, Barbara M.
  • Baalson, Karsten E., 1960-1979
  • Maas, John S., 1984-?
  • Torvik, Ken, 1983-1984
  • Wilton, Milton, 1949-1950
  • Eggen, Almer N., 1959-1960
  • Gudmunsen, Orin S., 1952-1959
  • Humlie, Peter A., 1950-1951
  • Rogness, Burnis, 1946-1949
  • Thompson, Morris, 1940-1946
  • Yokers, Philip, 1979-1983

Corporate Names

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Oregon Synod
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Geographical Names

  • Bend (Or.)
  • Prineville (Or.)


  • Clergy