Baptism: Lutherans practice infant baptism, believing that through water and the Word, God washes away our sin and begins the life of faith within us. All baptisms must be arranged through the Pastor.
Holy Communion: The Lutheran Church teaches that Holy Communion “…is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under bread and wine…given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” God offers us this gift in faith, and invites us to come and receive this gift which helps us both stay strong and grow in our faith. We therefore invite all baptized adults who believe these words to share in this precious means of salvation. Teenagers who have received instruction and the Rite of First Communion or Confirmation may receive communion. Younger children may come to the Altar with their families for a spoken blessing. (Please note that the center ring of individual cups contains non-alcoholic fruit juice.)
Holy Communion classes generally start in 6th grade and communicants receive their first communion in the spring.
Confirmation: Confirmation classes are for those who have not been confirmed starting in 7th grade and above. The classes begin in September and end in April.
Classes run for 2 years with 15 sessions each year. Study guides and catechisms are provided. Please call the church office (410-721-2332) for more information.
Weddings & Funerals: Please contact the Pastor for further details.