Here at LSC we keep the church tradition of child dedications as a way to allow parents an opportunity to publicly covenant with God, their children, and their church that they are dedicated as parents to follow Jesus, model the Christian life, and shepherd their children to know and love Jesus.
Scripture makes it clear in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4 that it is the responsibility of the parents, as stewards of God, to shepherd their children to know, honor, love, and obey God.
I. JESUS CHRIST’S EXAMPLE
“When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took Him [Jesus] to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord “ Luke 2:22 (NIV)
II. THE EXAMPLE OF HANNAH AND SAMUEL
“They took the child to Eli. Hannah said to him, “Excuse me, sir. Do you remember me? I am the woman you saw standing here, praying to the Lord. I asked him for this child, and He gave me what I asked for. So I am dedicating him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he will belong to the Lord.” I Samuel 1:25-28 (GN)
If having your child dedicated is something you would like to pursue (and we pray it is!) please fill out and submit the brief form below to begin the process. We will follow-up with you with additional information. We give give you a Baby Dedication Certificate after the ceremony using information provided on this form.