FAQ

A little more about the Christian faith and some other information.


Why do Christians baptize?

Jesus commands his followers to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19). This is not a polite suggestion, it is a command from Jesus which he gives as his "last words" before his ascension into heaven.


What should I do if I'm an adult and have never been baptized? Is it too late?

Absolutely not. Lutheran Christians baptize infants, children, youth, and adults regardless of age, gender, race or ethnic background. Jesus tells a story (see Luke 15:11-32) of a father whose son runs away from the family home. After a time away, this son realizes how lost he now is without his father, and decides to return home and beg to become a slave in his father's house. But once the father sees his son, he immediately celebrates and welcomes him back into the family with open arms! So it is with our Heavenly Father - God - and his love for all those who have run away from him.


Is it safe to give online?

Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check or giving cash. An electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen.


Are there any fees involved with giving online?

No. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. Giving online allows volunteers and staff to process your gifts more efficiently, providing for better stewardship of your offerings.


Do I make a one-time contribution, or recurring gift?

Yes. You may make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to be deducted from your bank account at dates specified by you during the month. You may schedule gifts to be given weekly, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month.


Event rental

Yes. Emmanuel Lutheran Church has options to hold your wedding, a funeral, or other event at the church. Please contact us for rates and details.