Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Baptism is the public statement of a person’s decision to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, and the water of baptism symbolises the new spiritual life that they have entered into through faith in Jesus. Parents may make the decision to have their children baptised as infants, and make the commitment to raise their children for Christ by raising them as members of the church. We consider baptism to be of the greatest importance in the life of every believer and every Christian family, and we therefore encourage every believer to be baptised. If you are interested in being baptised as a follower of Christ please talk to the minister on a Sunday to make a time to meet to discuss this, and find out about the preparation course Christianity Explained.
Weddings are a great occasion of celebration, and every strong and healthy marriage requires preparation. We love to help couples plan their wedding day, and consider it a great privilege to lead couples through their marriage preparation course together. Our ministers use the Prepare / Enrich inventory to help men and women prepare for a life of marriage together, and you can read more about this program here https://www.prepare-enrich.com.au
If you are seeking to get married at St John’s, please email or call our office to enquire, and to make an initial time to meet with one of our ministers.
The Lord Jesus says: ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die’. As followers of Christ our hope is in his resurrection and the new and eternal life it promises to us. As we farewell those that we love whose hope was in Christ we want to honour them by remembering their life, grieving our loss, and celebrating the promises of Jesus, that all who die in Christ will be raised with him.
If you would like to speak to one of our ministers about planning your funeral or the funeral of a loved one, please call or email our church office to make a time to speak with one of our ministry team.