Baptism is the gift of God that comes to us in water and Word, in the midst of the gathered assembly during a regular worship service. At St. Paul’s baptism is not exclusive to members, but represents a new beginning of relationship and life with God, and expression through the work of the church. If you would like to be baptized yourself or to inquire about baptism for someone in your family or life, please be in touch with Pastor Ed by email or by calling the church office at 410-252-3768. Sometimes pre-baptismal counseling or conversations may be needed to help prepare the baptized for living into the promises of baptism – once you have connected with Pastor Ed, you all will be able to better address what is most helpful for you particular time and place.
Weddings are beautiful celebrations, and we love to hold them at St. Paul’s! While there are many options for people and places for a wedding to held these days, a couple choosing to marry at St. Paul’s would expect a service that would highlight the particular blessing and presence of God in this moment and into your marriage. Pastor Ed officiates all weddings held in our historic sanctuary, with exceptions considered for extenuating circumstances or fellow Lutheran colleagues. Our organist is typically the musician for our weddings, however a couple choosing a different expression of music may pay a bench fee to use someone else. Our Spangler Hall Building is also available as a reception space. Pre-marital counseling is often a required part of preparing for a wedding, which can be done with Pastor Ed or through Inspirit Counseling Services.
Couples interested in learning more about having a wedding at St. Paul’s should be in touch with Pastor Ed to meet and talk about what you are looking for in a wedding, and whether he and the church will be a good fit for you to achieve that dream. You can either email Pastor Ed or call the church office at 410-252-3768 to find a time to talk with one another and/or meet together.
Church funerals are celebrations of the promises made in Christ. St. Paul’s hosts funerals and memorial services for both active and connected families, as well as for the general public as we can be helpful. If you are interested in planning a service like this at St. Paul’s, please be in touch with Pastor Ed by email or by calling 410-252-3768.