LIFE

As Lutherans we believe that God has called us into a life in His presence and in fellowship with others under the guidance of His Word. God walks with us and accompanies us through the different seasons of our lives. This is why we appreciate tangible signs of His grace and the pastoral care of His church, particularly at turning points or rites of passage in our lives.

BApTISM
CONFIRMATION
WEDDINGS
BEREAVEMENT
CARE

BAPTISM

Baptism with water in the name of the triune God is a visible sign of God’s unconditional love for us, which is why we support child baptism. We are, however, also open to baptising older children, teenagers and adults, and recognise baptism by other churches.

Through baptism we become joined to our Lord Jesus Christ in a unique way, therefore faith and trust in His grace are essential. Baptism also makes us a member of the world-wide family of God and of a specific local congregation. Therefore, in order for a child to be baptised in our church, it is important that at least one parent is a member. We also believe that it is vital for a child to have a godmother or godfather who help the parents raise the child in the Christian faith.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are mine.”

Isaiah 43:1

CONFIRMATION

Discover the Christian faith with the “Pearls of Faith”

The idea of ​​this group is that the children discover the path to faith together with their parents. Since the age difference between the individual young people is quite large, the group is first introduced to the basics of the Christian faith using the “Pearls of Faith” and then, depending on how ready the individual children feel, they are confirmed in about 2 years will.
The meetings will take place once a month on Friday evenings or after church services. Joint activities and camps are also planned. Anyone who still wants to register their child (between the ages of 12 and 15) is cordially invited to do so. The meetings are held in German and English.

For more information or to apply, please contact Pastor Felix Meylahn (021 887 6456).

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16:11

WEDDINGS

Many couples who want to share their life’s journey wish to celebrate this decision in a wedding ceremony. As Lutherans we believe that marriage is a gift from God and support the desire for a church service that includes liturgical elements that have proven their value over the centuries, but is tailored to the individual couple. Thanksgiving, prayer, biblical promises and the benediction are at the heart of the service.
We want to encourage the couple to make God a part of their relationship and to grow in faith – as individuals and as a couple. For this participation in the life of the congregation is indispensable.

“Bear with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Ephesians 4:2b-3

BEREAVEMENT

When we lose someone close to us, we feel not only sad and bereaved, but also vulnerable and exposed. Saying goodbye with familiar words and helpful rites, listening to the word of God and remembering the deceased in a funeral service, in the presence of family and friends, can be a comfort, support and helpful step in the mourning process. As a community we join together and support those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

PASTORAL CARE

House and hospital visits are part of our congregational network and, in addition to our pastors, there is also a group of people who support those in need of counsel, company and prayer. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact

Pastor Felix Meylahn
021 887 6456
pastor@lutheranstellenbosch.co.za