Baptisms at Westwood

In baptism, God welcomes us into the Christian family. It is a time for parents, sponsors, and our whole community to make promises to the newly baptized. Baptism is one of two sacraments—places where the ordinary becomes sacred with the blessing of God and the community—in the Lutheran Church.

During Covid-19, we are performing baptisms in two ways:

  1. You may gather with a small group of friends and family (20 or fewer) in Westwood’s sanctuary for a baptism with a pastor. The ceremony will be 6-7 minutes long and physical distancing by household (you will pour the water over your child’s head while pastor speaks the words), mandatory masking, and other Covid precautions will be observed. Families will agree to the Westwood Covenant of Care to not enter the building if they have any Covid symptoms (see registration form) and will provide the church with the name and e-mail or phone number of everyone entering the sanctuary. The service will be filmed and part of the service will be integrated into an upcoming online service so the whole community can share in the promises spoken over your child!

  2. To the extent that Westwood is able to offer in-person services, baptisms may take place live at those services, with masking, physical distancing by household (you will pour the water over your child’s head while pastor speaks the words), and other precautions observed. Each person attending the service will complete the Covenant of Care and contact information mentioned above.

You may indicate your preferred date and time on the registration form, and a pastor will be in touch about confirming a time with you as it works with the pastors’ schedules. Baptism classes will take place individually and will be scheduled with the pastor.

01

Register for baptism

Sign up to be baptized and 

complete the baptism class.

02

Receive Baptism

class RSVP

Receive baptism class RSVP email the

week before the baptism month begins.

03

Attend the

Baptism Class

Class is mandatory for 1st time Westwood baptisms and occurs after the 10:45 service.

04

How many guests?

further questions?

Email Marnie Fujii with how many guests we can expect on the day of and if you have any further questions feel free to call the main office at 952-545-5623.

05

Baptism Day

is here!

Welcome to the Family!

Either the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month is when we do Baptisms at Westwood.

To schedule a baptism, please complete the Baptism Registration form in step 1 above.

If you have any additional questions, contact the main office at 952-545-5623

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