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Baptism & Holy Communion


We believe that baptism is a welcoming into God’s family, an adoption as God’s own child, a grace and a gift, a new birth in the Holy Spirit.  “God, who is rich in mercy and love, gives us a new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism.  By water and the Word God delivers us from sin and death and raises us to new life in Jesus Christ.  We are united with all the baptized in the one body of Christ, anointed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and joined in God’s mission for the life of the world.”  (from Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

The sacrament of baptism is a blessing to an entire family.  We are honored to work with families desiring a baptism for an infant, child or adult.  Please contact Pastor Jay or Church Office for further information.

DSC_0085Holy Communion is offered all services. We trust that in, with, and under the elements of bread and wine we receive Jesus’ real presence. All are welcome who hear Christ’s invitation and promise that this meal is “for you.”

Is My Child ready to Receive Communion? We consider it important that you be in dialog with your child(ren) about the benefits of this Sacrament, and the procedures by which this Sacrament is distributed to children at Galilee Lutheran Church.  For more information click here: Communion for Children