Central to all that we say and do in our ministry as a Lutheran congregation is the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. This is entry into the community of faith. This is God’s action in making us God’s own and connecting us to the body of Christ. This is initiation into a life of discipleship. Baptisms are celebrated with joy at the Vigil of Easter each year on Easter Eve – adults, children and infants are immersed in the waters of grace. Each worshiper has carried water to the font from which new Christians will emerge on this breath-taking celebration. At other times throughout the church year members of the congregation bring their children for baptism as well. Information about scheduling a baptism is available through scheduling a conversation with Pastors Piro or Hoffman. Additional information about baptismal formation is found on the website at The WAY.
Confirmation is a pastoral and educational ministry of the church which helps the baptized child identify more deeply with the Christian community and participates more fully in its mission through Word and Sacrament. Pre-confirmation begins in 6th grade. Confirmation continues in 7th and 8th grade until Reformation Day (end of October) when students make a public Affirmation of their Baptism. Confirmation meets during Bread for the Journey on Wednesday evenings. Contact Pastor Hoffman or Pastor Piro for more information.
What joy to unite two people in a covenant of life-long faithfulness in the sight of God and with the blessing of the Church. Those seeking marriage in the church begin the process through a conversation with one of our pastors. More than anything else at this special season of your lives we want to build a relationship with you, help you to anchor your lives in a place of worship, and connect you with others who share your faith and life experiences. Information about wedding policies, fees, and preparation are available when meeting with a member of the pastoral staff for an initial planning conversation.
At the time of death, our congregation’s doors swing wide in welcome to those who grieve, just as the arms of God open to welcome the dying one to new life in Christ. Nothing captures our understanding better than the words of the funeral liturgy itself, taken from the Scriptures and found in our worship book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship…
Our pastors stand ready to assist members, friends, neighbors, any persons in need at the time of death. We are pleased to meet with you to offer prayers for your comfort and support as well as to plan services that will take place in the church, in your home, at the funeral home, or by the graveside, columbarium or mausoleum. Please call. 206.783.2350.