Baptism is considered a sacrament within the Lutheran Church. In baptism, an eternal bond is formed between God and the baptized. God adopts us as God’s children, the Holy Spirit is promised to us, and we die and rise with Jesus Christ.
There is no age restriction for baptism. Parents typically bring their children to be baptized as infants. However, baptism can be administered at any age. The sacrament is understood as the beginning of a living relationship with God in which the baptized become part of the family of God and then continue to live and grow in faith. In baptism, a child of God becomes a member of the whole church and a particular congregation. Therefore, those who are baptized at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer become members of this congregation.
Those preparing for baptism at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer may meet with the pastor to discuss the sacrament in general and their baptism specifically.
The wedding ceremony marks the beginning of a marriage, which we believe is God's gift. Usually, one or both spouses are members of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer to be married here.
Couples interested in having their wedding at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer should contact the pastor or the church office.
Lutherans understand funeral services to be a time of giving thanks for the deceased's life and proclaiming the sure and certain hope of the resurrection we have in Jesus Christ.
As an expression of hospitality, not only members but all people may be provided with pastoral services for funerals as needed and when requested by family members and loved ones.
This information is provided to help answer some initial questions about baptisms, weddings, and funerals at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. If you have further questions or would like to schedule something, please get in touch with the church office.