Membership

Membership at Lamb of God is a bit different from other churches because we are a federated congregation—both Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal. To learn more about becoming a member at Lamb of God, fill out the form on our Contact page and select “Membership” as the subject.

You can read an excerpt about Membership from our By-Laws below.

Membership Sessions

Exploring-Church-Membership
Join Pastor James Reho and other leaders at Lamb of God for several sessions leading toward membership (if you choose). We will explore how Lamb of God Church works, how LOG can serve you on your spiritual path, and what the expectations are for members. We will also explore how we can interpret the Bible for today and how we understand our worship services and sacramental life. We will look into church future, church history, and church government, focusing on our life here and now.

Whether you are new or have been coming for quite a while, these sessions will be a fun, informative, and interactive way of deepening your engagement with your Lamb of God community. Come and (re)discover your calling to be Boldly Inclusive, Intentionally Challenging, and Joyfully Christian! If you have friends who might be interested, they are welcome, too.

New members will be received at the Easter Vigil.

Save the Dates
Sundays Feb 21, March 6, and March 13 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Childcare provided.

Read the By-Laws

The information below is an excerpt from the By-Laws of Lamb of God and will help explain how membership works at our church. The language is “legalese” so if you have questions after reading the descriptions below, please contact the Church Office.

4.1. MEMBERSHIP. The congregational membership of Lamb of God is comprised of persons who have publicly expressed a desire to join as a member, associate member or baptized member, and who shall collectively be known as the congregation.

(a) Members. Baptized persons who are at least sixteen years of age who (i) are faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, (ii) faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God; (iii) covenant to participate fully in the life of the community, (iv) are approved by the congregational clergy, and (v) designate Lamb of God as their primary faith community, may be enrolled as members in the congregation’s records and are considered communicants in good standing.

(b) Associate Members. Baptized persons who are at least sixteen years of age who (i) have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, (ii) faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God; (iii) covenant to participate in the life of the community, (iv) are approved by the congregational clergy, but (v) designate another congregation than Lamb of God as their primary faith community, may be enrolled as Associate Members in the congregation’s records.

(c) Baptized Members. Holy Baptism is the dominical sacrament whereby one is incorporated into the Body of Christ, the Church. Holy Baptism will be offered to all who desire it, on behalf of themselves or their children, with appropriate instruction. The sacrament will be administered consistent with the rites of either the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) or the PECUSA (Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America), as decided by the celebrating pastor in consultation with the person being baptized or with the parents of a child being baptized. The rite used will be noted in the records of the congregation, but the membership thereby conferred will be that of a congregational member, as provided in this section.

(d) Congregational Membership. Any new members, associate members and baptized members who join the congregation will be identified solely as congregational members of Lamb of God, regardless of any previous or other denominational affiliation. All members, associate members and baptized members are invited and expected to participate fully in the life of the congregation.

(e) National Denominational Membership. All congregational members are considered to be simultaneously members, associate members, or baptized members of both the ELCA and the PECUSA.

(f) Confirmation. The sacramental rite of confirmation will be administered consistent with the rites of either the ELCA or the PECUSA, as decided by the celebrating pastor in consultation with the confirmand or with the parents of a confirmand. The rite used will be noted in the records of the congregation and reported to the judicatories, but thereafter no distinction in affiliation shall be made.

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