Through baptism, God pours out his unconditional love on us and connects us to all the blessings of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. All people are born dead in sin and need the “washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5) that God gives in baptism. Through baptism we set out on the life-long journey of being a follower of Jesus.
St John’s pastors prepare people for baptism by meeting with them, or their parents, and leading them through the Lutheran Church’s teaching and practice of baptism.
Baptisms take place during regular Sunday worship services, because through baptism children, young people and adults are welcomed into the community of those who have been baptised. St John’s congregation rejoice in welcoming those who have been baptised into the life of this faith community.
Please contact the Office if you would like to find out more having a Baptism at St John's.
Marriage is a precious gift of God and part of God’s creation plan - a relationship between a man and a woman that reflects God’s love for his church through his Son Jesus. As Jesus says, “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the ‘Creator’ made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother, and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one.” (Mark 10:6-8)
St John’s pastors work with couples to prepare for their wedding by offering pre-marriage instruction. This includes a pre-marriage survey which enables couples to discuss the strength and growth areas in their relationship, and planning the wedding service, using the Lutheran Church’s order of marriage.
Please contact the Office if you would like to find out more having a Wedding at St John's.