Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshfield, WI

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We are glad you found our website! On this page you will find some of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us or give us a call at 715-384-3535.

When we Meet For the Divine Service

Thursday Evenings


Sunday Mornings

Services typically last about 75 minutes.


Where to Park and Enter

What to Expect at Service

Our main church entrances are located at the low end of our big arched roof. They are labeled with big white signs. You can reach them off of Lincoln Ave or 14th Street. The office entrance is located by the Bell Tower.  The side parking lot (by the playground and hill) is great for entering the education wing. 
You can find an order of service on the Hymnal table in the Narthex (by the center doors into the Sanctuary). The service is also projected on the screen. The Pastor will tell you when to sit and stand. We usually follow traditional Lutheran liturgy and hymns found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB). Copies of the LSB are in the pews (maroon book).

What About Visitors and Non-Lutherans?

Everyone is welcome to worship with us! As a visitor, you will not be singled out in any way. You are welcome to take a visitor gift bag located on a table in the Narthex (the area at the back of the Sanctuary). If you wish to take Communion, please talk to a Pastor before service. 

I want to become a member

Awesome! We'd love to have you. The first step will be to meet with the Pastor. You can reach him by calling the Church office. If you are transferring from another LCMS Church he will have you contact your former Pastor to get your membership transferred. If you are coming from outside our Synod, Pastor will meet with you several times (a minimum of 6) to go through the Small Catechism. You will then join by Adult Confirmation (or Baptism if you are a new Christian). 

Special Needs

If you have a wheelchair, there are several pews cut a little short to accommodate you.
If you are hard of hearing, we have a hearing loop. If you have a hearing aid with the t-coil loop turned on you can get the sound directly to your hearing aid. If not, we have headsets available in the Narthex.


We encourage families to attend worship together. We have children's bags available in the Narthex to help occupy the younger children during the service. Pastor typically has a Children's Message at the beginning of service. Children ages 3 - 8th grade are welcome to attend Sunday School during the education hour.

Please read Pastor Belt's letter about children in Church. You can find it here. 


Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word.  Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matt. 28:19) It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. We believe that infants are included in "all nations" and that it is important to baptize children.

Call the Church office to set-up a Baptism for your child or yourself. You will need to meet with the Pastor. 


Call the church office (715-384-3535) to schedule a wedding. You will need to have an initial meeting with the Pastor to discuss requirements. Usually 3-6 meetings are required for pre-maritals. If you are not a member, you will be required to go through new member classes.

We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. As it says in Mark 6: "At the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.' For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” 

Communion Policy

We rejoice in Jesus’ gracious invitation for believers to gather to receive Holy Communion. The Bible teaches that, according to Jesus’ own words, as we receive Holy Communion, His body and blood are truly present along with the bread and the wine that are received. (Matthew 26:26-28). Jesus invites to this Sacrament all who trust in His promises, repent of their sins, and intend with the help of the Holy Spirit to change their sinful life. As we receive Holy Communion in faith, we receive forgiveness of sins and strengthening of our faith.
It is important to believe and live according to God’s Word so that we do not receive Holy Communion in an unworthy manner which would be spiritually harmful (1 Corinthians 11:27-29). Therefore, we ask anyone who is not a member to first speak to our pastor before coming forward to receive Holy Communion. He would be glad to talk with you about Holy Communion or any other questions you may have.

Communion is held every Sunday. We use both the common cup and individual cups and kneel at the communion railing in the front. If you need a gluten free wafer, can't drink wine, or physically can't come forward for Communion, please let an Elder or Usher know before service.

How To Contact Us

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