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Life Events

baptisms | weddings | funerals

The Chapel is Hosanna’s intimate, beautiful, and serene setting for life events such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals. It features a prayer room, dressing rooms, full immersion baptism pool, high level tech capabilities, and beautiful views of the surrounding gardens. The Memorial Gardens include paths, trellises, sitting areas, a footbridge, and extraordinary areas for photography.

Weddings

Our Chapel is a beautiful and popular setting for your special day. Essential wedding information for both onsite and offsite weddings can be found on our website and we recommend planning at least six months out. Wedding dates are confirmed once registration is completed.

Please visit our Wedding Information page for more information.

Baptisms

Hosanna! encourages water baptism after a person has made a personal decision to follow Christ. Water baptism is an outward sign of an inner change. Baptism by water immersion is a way to publicly profess your own personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Once someone professes faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, the Bible says they should proclaim the life change that has occurred.

  • Believers are those who have realized that their sins have separated them from God.
  • They have turned the opposite way and have given up the effort of performance through good works or religious activity.
  • They understand that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for their sins is the one thing that brings man and God together.
  • A believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone for his or her salvation.

Baptism recognizes and celebrates the redemptive life change that is continually occurring within our church. Hosanna! encourages new believers and believers who have not yet participated in adult Baptism to be baptized by immersion. Our position is that Baptism by immersion displays the picture of dying to sin and arising to Christ and new life.

In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commands His followers, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Baptism does not provide salvation for an individual, but is an indicator that the individual wants to be publicly recognized as a follower of Christ. In passages such as Acts 2:41, 8:12, and 10:47–48, the act of Baptism follows an individual’s decision to trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. The New Testament records the Baptisms of adult believers only. In Romans 6:1–11, the apostle Paul describes the immersion of Baptism as a means through which the believer identifies with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ: Going under the water represents Christ’s death—and a believer’s death to sin; coming out of the water illustrates His resurrection and the believer’s new life in Christ.

Baptism is an act of obedience to Christ that follows an individual’s acceptance of salvation by God’s grace alone. Baptism isn’t a prerequisite for salvation; however, if an inner commitment to trust Christ alone for salvation has been made, then the outward symbol of that commitment—Baptism—should follow, as is modeled throughout the New Testament in the lives of those choosing to follow Christ.

Hosanna’s Baptism Statement

We baptize believers (Acts 8:26-39) and the children of believers (Acts 16:15, 1 Corinthians 1:16, Joshua 24:15, Luke 18:16). We teach that it is imperative for children who are baptized to come, in the Lord’s time, to a personal saving faith in Christ (Hebrews 10:39, John 3:16, Romans 10:9) for the promises of baptism (Romans 6:3-4, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21) to be effective. We accept the baptisms of those who come to us from other congregations and denominations as valid, provided that they were performed with water in the name of the Trinity (Matthew 28:19). We do not teach that unbaptized children who die are lost for eternity.

Children’s Baptism

For information on baptism of children, please visit the Children’s Baptism page.

Immersion Baptism

Immersion Baptisms are offered five times per year during the each service in Lakeville and Shakopee. You can register for one of our 2017 Immersion Baptism dates by clicking here.

Funerals

Hosanna! has a long history of helping you through this difficult time with compassion and dignity for your loved one. In the event of an emergency, contact Hosanna’s pastoral emergency cell: 612.695.6853. You may call Hosanna’s main line if there is no urgency needed: 952.435.3332. A pastor will meet with you and your family to assist with the details and preparations for the funeral service. Funeral arrangements typically take 2-4 days.

Funeral Information

The Columbarium: Adjacent to the Chapel and Memorial Gardens, the Columbarium provides a place to reflect, grieve, and celebrate loved ones, and features 1000 double niches for ashes.

The Columbarium at Hosanna!