Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

For all of the special services below, please contact the church office via the phone number listed in side menu on this page or by emailing office@bethlehemluth.org.

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament through which one becomes a Christian. While most often performed as an infant, a person can be baptized at any age. If an adult wishes to be baptized, they should contact one of the pastors to arrange a private conversation. For infants and children, prior to arranging a baptism, we ask parents to attend a one-session gathering entitled, “Let the Children Come,” which are held quarterly. During these gatherings you will learn about the sacrament through which every Christian begins their faith journey. You will also hear how you can nurture your child into living a life of faith and service to the Lord. After the session, we will work with you to schedule the time for the celebration. All baptisms take place during our regular worship services.

Please note: we recognize all Christian baptisms and so we do not “re-baptize” anyone if they desire to become part of our congregation.

Mar
26
Sun
Let the Children Come ~ 2017 Class Schedule
Mar 26 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Let the Children Come ~ 2017 Class Schedule @ Bethlehem

For those considering baptism, our 2017 classes are underway. Our sessions focus on the meaning of baptism and the commitment parents and sponsors make to raise their child in faith. Please register below if you plan on attending.

Classes have been planned for the following dates (all are from 11:45am-1:00pm):

  • March 26, 2017
  • June 4, 2017
  • August 27, 2016
  • October 15, 2017

 

"Let the Children Come" 2017 Baptismal Workshop Registration

 

Verification

 
Jun
4
Sun
Let the Children Come ~ 2017 Class Schedule
Jun 4 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Let the Children Come ~ 2017 Class Schedule @ Bethlehem

For those considering baptism, our 2017 classes are underway. Our sessions focus on the meaning of baptism and the commitment parents and sponsors make to raise their child in faith. Please register below if you plan on attending.

Classes have been planned for the following dates (all are from 11:45am-1:00pm):

  • March 26, 2017
  • June 4, 2017
  • August 27, 2016
  • October 15, 2017

 

"Let the Children Come" 2017 Baptismal Workshop Registration

 

Verification

 

 

Weddings

Please contact the church office at least eight months prior to the wedding to reserve a date. You will be asked to attend four pre-marital sessions with a pastor and a professional counselor. Additional meetings may be necessary depending on your desire for music and other personal touches you wish to have as part of your ceremony. Currently we do not perform wedding ceremonies for non-member couples.

Funerals

Funerals are conducted as a part of the pastoral ministry at Bethlehem. We conduct funerals at our facility as well as share in the process with local funeral directors. Arrangements for pastoral participation can be made by contacting us directly (Phone: 630-584-2199 or office@bethlehemluth.org). You may also have a funeral home you’re working with contact us. We can also provide grief support by our pastors and care ministries.

 
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