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Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Spiritual Life Passages

Baptisms, weddings, and funerals: In the waters of baptism, Christians make the passage with Jesus Christ through death to the new life of the resurrection. Each day our lives are shaped by this baptismal journey. Within our lives, we mark particular occasions of transition and passage in various ways. Welcoming guests in our midst, the Christian assembly surrounds people at these times, proclaiming the good news of God’s love in Christ in the context of particular circumstances in human life.

We are honored to join you on your spiritual and faith journey in the context of these deeply and meaningful events. May you and your loved ones experience the blessing of God’s love and peace knowing God and God’s people are on this faith pilgrimage with you.

Holy Baptism

Baptisms

Baptism is a celebration of new life and marks introduction into the Christian Community. Lutherans understand baptism as a sign of God’s grace that bestows on the baptized the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Lutheran Church of Our Savior joyfully performs baptisms for the smallest of babies as well as to children, teenagers, and adults who have yet to be baptized.

In keeping with our commitment to following Jesus’s path of welcoming all, the Lutheran Church of Our Savior performs baptisms for children from families of all backgrounds, including those of the LGBTQIA community, those who have been never married, and those with diverse family structures.

Given the role of baptism as entry into the Christian community, all baptisms take place on Sunday during worship.

Please call the Church office at 856-429-5122 for more information.

Weddings

We rejoice in the happiness you have found in one another and commend you for seeking the counsel and guidance of the church as you prepare for a Christian wedding. We rejoice both on your decision to marry and your desire to ask God to bless your relationship with a ceremony designed to reflect the heart of your commitment to one another.

Marriage is a gift of God, intended for the joy and mutual strength of those who enter it and for the well-being of the whole human family. The Lutheran Church of Our Savior is honored to offer the blessing of Jesus Christ to couples of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We welcome both members and non-members to be married in our beautiful sanctuary. Lutherans believe that marriage is both a scared and civil rite-licensed by the state, consecrated, proclaimed, blessed, and celebrated by the church.

The wedding ceremony you create with the Pastor will reflect your love and commitment to each other and will enable you to celebrate God’s abundant blessing. We hope the words you use will communicate your love and commitment to all who gather with you on this festive day.

Holy Baptism

Funerals and Memorial Services

When a person dies, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on this earth.

At the funeral or memorial service we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. Trusting in God’s promise in baptism that we are claimed by Christ forever, we rest in the sure hope of the true resurrection.

Funerals and memorial services are held for members and non-members. Please contact the Church Office at 856-429-5122 for more information.

Memorial Garden

The Lutheran Church of Our Savior’s Memorial Garden is a beautiful, serene space to bury the ashes of loved ones and to contemplate those who have entered eternal life.  It provides a place on the church property for the resting place for one’s cremains, as well as a retreat for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer for all who wish to use it.

The Memorial Garden is an integral part of the church’s ministry at the end of life. It provides a meaningful place where families can proceed directly from a memorial service to inter a loved one at their home church. Names and dates of birth and death of those interred are placed on a memorial plaque at the head of the interment area.