We invite all people to join us in worship and the life of the Church.  If you are considering membership in our congregation, we invite you to speak with members of Faith, the pastor, as well as your family and current pastor. 

Becoming a Member of Faith Lutheran Church

    It is the privilege and duty of members of this congregation to:

  1.     make regular use of the means of grace, both Word and sacraments;

  2.     live a Christian life in accordance with the Word of God and the teachings of the Lutheran church; and

  3.     support the work of this congregation, the synod, and the churchwide organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through contributions of their time, abilities, and financial support as Biblical stewards.

Members are received into our parish by one of three ways:

  1. Baptism: The Sacrament of Holy Baptism can be administered at any age (including for infants).

  2. In the case of young children, parents and sponsors of the child profess their faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the Church using the words of the Apostles’ Creed, so that they may make promises before God and the congregation:

  3.     to live with the child among God’s faithful people,

  4.     bring him or her to the Word of God and the Holy Supper,

  5.     teach him or her the Lord’s Prayer, the Creeds, and the Ten Commandments,

  6.     place in her or his hands the Holy Scriptures,

  7.     and nurture her or him in faith and prayer.

  8. These promises are made so that your children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace. 

  9. Adults are baptized upon profession of faith in Jesus Christ, the rejection of sin and evil, and the confession of the faith of the Church using the words of the Apostles’ Creed.  Preparation for Baptism usually includes several preparatory sessions with the pastor.  Additionally, regular participation in the life of the church, especially worship, is helpful and expected before and after baptism.  The Lutheran Church recognizes any baptism performed with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Therefore, those coming from other Christian traditions do not need to be baptized again.  Instead, they are received as members by Affirmation of Baptism:

  10. Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation)

  11. Affirmation of Baptism hopefully occurs for every baptized adult many times throughout his or her life.  It is especially appropriate as part of a process of formation in faith in youth or adulthood (as Confirmation), at the time of beginning one’s participation in a community of faith, as a sign of renewed participation in the life of the church, or at the time of a significant life passage. 

  12. Those who are already baptized are received into membership in our congregation by Affirmation of Baptism.

  13. Transfer from another Lutheran church

Those who already belong to a Lutheran church may join our parish with a Letter of Transfer.  Normally, the person wishing to transfer membership first speaks with both current and new pastors about his or her desires.  Pastor Michael will then request a letter from your current pastor.  New members are formally received by a simple rite of welcome at our Sunday liturgy. 

Associate Membership

Associate members are persons holding membership in other Lutheran congregations who wish to retain such membership but desire to participate in the life and mission of this congregation, or persons who wish to retain a relationship with this congregation while being members of other congregations. They have all the privileges and duties of membership except voting rights and eligibility for elected offices or membership on the Congregation Council of this congregation.

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