Growing spiritually doesn't happen when we merely know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply his radical way. Transformation happens best within the context of community. To grow spiritually, we have to be in relationship with God and one another.
Adult Baptism/Affirmation of Baptism and Confirmation:
Each person's situation is different. Perhaps you were baptized, but never confirmed. You can verbally affirm that you were baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whether as an infant/child or as an adult (if you have a certificate, present that to Pastor) and study with Pastor to be confirmed in the Lutheran faith at MLC. If you have never been baptized, Pastor will study with you and you can be baptized and confirmed in the same worship service. Normally, instruction takes place over a period of weeks or months. Discuss your desire to become a member of the Body of Christ at MLC with Pastor Larry. Together the two of you will decide on the best program for you.
Baptism of a Child:
Parents, please see Pastor Larry to receive guidelines for choosing Christian godparents for your child, and to discuss dates for the service and the required pre-baptism Zoom meeting with parent(s) and, preferably, pre-approved godparents.
Growing up in the faith at MLC includes attending Sunday School, worshiping with the congregation, supporting it with your time, talents and financial resources, and taking part in church activities. It means being an active participant in the life of the Church!
“Baptism inaugurates a life of discipleship in the death and resurrection of Christ. Baptism conforms us to the death and resurrection of Christ precisely so that we repent and receive forgiveness, love our neighbors, suffer for the sake of the Gospel, and witness to Christ.” (“The Use of the Means of Grace: A Statement on the Practice of Word and Sacrament,” principle 14, page 20).
Parents: Is your baptism and Christian faith the first priority of your life? Are you already an active member of the church or do you plan to become active? Is it your intention to fulfill the promises you will be asked to make on behalf of your child and yourself at the font?