Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Baptism?
    • Baptism is one of the Lutheran Sacraments, a physical sign of an unseen promise. It is a rite of the church that conveys God’s forgiveness, life, and salvation through words and a physical means.
    • Baptism is the entry rite into Christian faith. It is an act instituted by God, performed using water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, whereby the baptized person (infant, child, or adult) is united with Christ, becoming a Child of God.
    • The Bible states we are to “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”  Matthew 28:19.
    • If you wish to be baptized or to have your child or children baptized, please contact the pastor directly.
  1. What is Holy Communion?
    • Communion is another one of the Lutheran Sacraments, a physical sign of an unseen promise. It is a rite of the church that conveys God’s forgiveness, life, and salvation through words and a physical means.
    • In Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, Lutherans recall the saving act of God through words, bread, and wine in, under, and with the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Through this rite, we are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and all places.
    • First Communion classes are held each year for children in second grade or at the parent’s request.
  1. What is Confirmation?
    • Confirmation is a celebration of one’s reconfirming their Baptismal vows. Classes are held regularly for students in sixth and seventh grade. Additionally, sessions are scheduled for those adults who wish to be confirmed.
  1. How do I plan my Church Wedding? How do I prepare for Marriage?
    • As you look forward to your wedding day, there are two important tasks your congregation and pastor will help you with:  one is planning a wedding, the other is preparing for marriage.
    • A church wedding is, first and foremost, a service of worship.  The community gathers to join the couple in worshipping Christ and giving thanks for God’s blessings.