Baptisms, Communion, Weddings, and Funerals

What are Cross of Life's policies regarding Baptisms, Communion, Weddings, and Funerals? We're glad you asked!

On this page you'll find answers to frequently asked questions. Please contact the church at (262) 785-9420 if you need additional information.

Baptism: We baptize people of all ages! Baptism is the Church's way of welcoming someone into the faith family, where God's promises are proclaimed and where parents, sponsors, and the community of faith promise to love and support this child of God as they grow in faith. Parents do not need to be members of Cross of Life, but being involved is the best way for your child to experience and learn what it means to be one of God's children. Baptismal sponsors do not need to be Lutheran, but should be Christian. We baptize within the context of worship.

For more info on what we believe about baptism, please visit our FAQ's page.

Our table is open to all people! Non-communing children receive a blessing. Communion is celebrated at all Saturday and Sunday services. Instruction for First Communion occurs at the end of 3rd grade (just prior to the age at which children are consistently in worship). Please see the First Communion section for a schedule of First Communion classes.

For more info on what we believe about communion, please visit our FAQ's page.


We currently schedule weddings only for members. Please review our 2012 wedding booklet for more information about the process. Weddings must be scheduled at least four months in advance. Three to four premarital sessions with the pastor performing the service are a required part of the process. Based on the pastor's discretion, he or she will conduct member wedding services off-site. Saturday weddings must start no later than 2:30 pm.


Based on pastoral discretion, we typically honor any request for a funeral at the church, from members or non-members. Member funerals take priority over any other church event with the exception of regular worship services and all-building events like Vacation Bible School and Advent Fest.