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LIFE MILESTONES

BAPTISM

Holy Baptism is one of the two sacraments in the Lutheran tradition and exists primarily to proclaim the grace of God that we know in Jesus Christ. It is in the Word and water of baptism that we are declared children of God and members
of the community of God’s people. Baptism initiates a lifelong journey of faith in Jesus that will bloom and grow into maturity.

Prairie Lutheran Church is a community committed to nurturing the faith of the baptized through opportunities for worship, learning, service, giving, and prayer. Prairie strives to encourage and equip parents as they raise their children in an active and confident faith in Jesus Christ.

BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASSES
At Prairie Lutheran, we offer Baptism Preparation Classes to parents of infants and children, and also adults, who have not yet been baptized in the Christian faith. These classes are family friendly, and work to provide parents with:

· Instruction and information about the sacrament of holy baptism,
· Fellowship and connections between families in our faith community, and
· Partnerships between parents and the church to help encourage and equip them and their family’s faith journey.

The classes consist of two 45 minute sessions held on Wednesday evenings at Prairie Lutheran from 5:15-6:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Parents should plan on attending both sessions, and you need only to attend them once. Below are the dates for this year's Baptism Prep Classes.

September 6 & 13, 2017
December 6 & 13, 2017
March 14 & 21, 2018
June 20 & 27, 2018

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BAPTISM CEREMONIES
Baptisms are held on the 4th Sunday of every month, during one of the worship services. Below are the dates for this year’s baptism ceremonies:

Dates to come!

To schedule a Baptism and/or sign up for a Baptism Prep Class, contact Michelle in the church office for more information @ michelle@plcchurch.org or melony@plcchurch.org

COMMUNION

ADULTS
At Prairie Lutheran Church, all people who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior are welcome to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Communion is regularly served at the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We offer wine or grape juice, and regular or gluten-free wafers. We also bless the children.
Contact Michelle in the church office for more information @ michelle@plcchurch.org

CHILDREN/YOUTH
At Prairie Lutheran, we begin preparing children in the 5th grade to receive their First Communion. We invite 5th graders and their parents to attend THREE instructional classes during lent in preparation to receive their First Communion. One parent/adult is required to be with each student at each class.

Communion Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at the beginning of the Lenten season from 5:15-6:00 pm in the DEC. Stay for the Lentin dinner @ $5/each or $20/family. Below are the dates for the 2018 Communion Classes:

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CONFIRMATION

For more information about Confirmation click here >>>

WEDDINGS

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! We at Prairie Lutheran Church hope this season of life will be blessed as you prepare to join together in Christian marriage.

If you are interested in having your wedding at Prairie Lutheran Church, we encourage you to participate in our faith community. Pastor Joel meets with the engaged couple to prepare them for marriage. Contact Michelle in the church office for more information @ michelle@plcchurch.org
WEDDING BROCHURE DOWNLOAD

FUNERALS

We can help with Bereavement Care, Funeral/Memorial Services. If you or someone you know needs pastoral care and assistance, contact the church office at michelle@plcchurch.org
FUNERAL BROCHURE DOWNLOAD

PASTORAL VISIT

Through our caring ministries, we offer encouragement and care for special needs of people in the Prairie Lutheran Church family. We can help with homebound visitation and hospital visitation. If you or someone you know needs pastoral care and assistance, please contact the church office at michelle@plcchurch.org

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