Ways To Become A Member
There are four ways to membership at St. Luke Lutheran that are based on your confession and agreement with the teachings of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod as drawn from the Holy Scriptures of the Bible and the Book of Concord (The Lutheran Confessions).
• By Baptism: The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is for all people infants, children, or adults. Infants and children who have received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Luke Lutheran Church are considered baptized members of St. Luke who are under the spiritual care of the Pastor. To schedule your child's Baptism please go to the Baptism Form, and fill it out and hit submit. You will be contacted by the Pastor and will receive a Baptism packet to prepare for the special day. Adults who are not yet baptized can contact the church office by email or by calling (631) 499-8656 and enroll in our Faith Formation Class (New Member Class) and receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
• By Confirmation: Baptized members of St. Luke can go through a three year period of instruction in the Christian faith beginning in sixth grade. At the end of this three year period, the youth may choose to undergo The Rite of Confirmation whereby they confess for themselves what their parents confessed for them at the time of their baptism.
• By Profession of Faith: Adults who are interested in becoming a member of St. Luke may enroll in our Faith Formation Class (New Member Class) where they are taught what LCMS Lutherans believe, teach, and confess. If you come from a non-LCMS Lutheran congregation, this course will serve as a “refresher” in Lutheran doctrine, as well as a clarification of the differences between LCMS and other Lutheran denominations.
• By Letter of Transfer: If you are currently a member of another LCMS congregation you may request that your membership be transferred from your former LCMS Congregation to St. Luke. To do this, please contact your former congregation and ask for a “Letter of Transfer” to be sent to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 20 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills, NY 11746
*** Faith Formation Classes: If you are considering joining our busy, active, wonderful church, we invite you to join our Faith Formation class, also known as "New Member Class.” This three-week class, led by the Pastor, is offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall. At the end of the series, if one chooses to become a member, he/she will be received and welcomed by the congregation at a Sunday worship service. Current members are also invited to take the class as a refresher! Watch your email, or check the bulletin for dates and times or call the church office for more information.