In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, water and God’s promises connect the one who is baptized with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This sacrament is an outward sign of our salvation and God’s unbreakable promise to us of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. Baptism is once and for all, and it is for people of any age. The Lutheran church baptizes infants because we believe that baptism is God’s gracious action not ours.
Prior to baptism, parents and their children participate in a Saturday morning class (2nd Saturday of every month at 9:15-10:45 am) to explore the meaning of baptism and to become familiar with the service. To schedule a baptism and register for the class, please contact Chris Haugen.
Congratulations! We are happy that you have decided to celebrate your commitment to each other. We at Bethlehem honor the sacred nature of your relationship, and we look forward to helping you plan for this important event.
Since you have chosen to marry in a Christian church, your wedding at Bethlehem will be a worship service with its primary focus on God. The pastors, organist, wedding coordinator and other members of the Bethlehem community will assist you in the preparation of your wedding service.
We look forward to connecting with you in person! See link below for more information on member and non-member weddings at Bethlehem. After you have looked at this information, if you have other questions or are interested in finding open dates, please contact Chris Haugen, 612.312.3418.