Who is welcome at the Lutheran Church in the San Juans?
We extend a special welcome to everyone — islanders, tourists, and seasonal visitors alike. To those who are church shopping or church hopping. To those who like to dress up and those who like to dress down.
We welcome any and all: those who could use a prayer right now, those who like to sing, and even those who only hum along.
If you were dragged here by islanders, if you came by accident, or you just needed a spirituality break —Welcome! We’re glad you are here.
How do I schedule a baptism, a wedding, or a funeral?
Whether the grace-filled of a baptism, the joy of a wedding, or the sensitive immediacy of a funeral, careful planning is important. We want to be clear about what you can expect from the congregation and what the congregation can expect from you.
For information on scheduling any event, please contact Pastor Beth. She will make an appointment with you to discuss your needs, hopes, and vision. That meeting is a good opportunity to ask questions and explore the best options together.
Particularly in the case of weddings or baptisms, the pastor may also schedule additional appointments to reflect on your relationship and work towards these important events. You can also explore the need for things like special music or catering, etc.
Because our worship and fellowship spaces are are shared with another congregation, we cannot automatically guarantee that they will be available.
It’s never too early to call and begin the process.
As parts of the Body of Christ, members contribute
to the "Building up of the Whole." This means that
the congregation expects members to . . .
Participate regularly in worship.
Hold the mission and ministries of the congregation in prayer.
View daily life as an opportunity for faithful discipleship and ministry.
Meet, befriend and support other members, friends, and guests of the congregation.
Give faithfully and in good measure to the ministries of LCSJ and the wider synod and denomination.
Typically membership is effected either by baptism into the congregation, or a recognition of a transfer of membership from another congregation.