Beautiful Baptismal Certificates from Wolfson Creative, by Pastor Thomas Messer

Pastor Messer wrote this on his blog and submitted it to us for posting here:


 

A few weeks back, I contacted Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller for information regarding the beautiful baptismal certificates I saw him advertising here. He responded quickly, and carefully laid out the details of the ordering process. A few days later, electronic versions of customized baptismal certificates for our congregation arrived in my inbox. Along with the certificates, I received a helpful FAQ document explaining the purpose of these certificates and providing helpful hints and instructions on how to make the most of them.

I couldn’t be more pleased with these certificates. First, they are absolutely beautiful! The artwork and Scripture passages which appear on them serve to teach the marvelous treasure which belongs to all who have received the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit in the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Second, these customized certificates now belong to our congregation. Having paid the one-time fee of $35, we own the rights to these certificates and can print as many as we like and use them however we see fit – forever. No more periodic ordering of baptismal certificates for us! Third, the ease of using these certificates is a treasure in itself. You simply fill in the appropriate info on your master pdfs and you’re ready to go. They are designed to print on 11×17 paper, but if your printer does not have that capability, you can save the master pdfs to a flash drive, CD, etc., take them to a local copy shop, fill in the appropriate info, and make your copies. Lastly, the beauty and high quality of these certificates make for wonderful and treasured keepsakes. They look absolutely gorgeous framed and hanging on a wall. And because we own the rights to our certificates, we do not have to limit our use to future Baptisms, but can offer to print certificates for those who have received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism in the past, which they can hang as a beautiful reminder of the eternal blessings they have as beloved children of God.

I highly recommend these certificates and encourage everyone to follow the link above to give them a look and consider ordering. I am very thankful to Pr. Wolfmueller and his partner in this endeavor, Jason Hanson (the clever combination of their names results in “Wolfson Creative”), for providing the beloved gift of these wonderful certificates to the Church.

Go now and check them out. You won’t be disappointed. They are awesome!

Sincerely,
In Christ,
Rev. Thomas C. Messer
Peace Lutheran Church
Alma, MI

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.

Comments

Beautiful Baptismal Certificates from Wolfson Creative, by Pastor Thomas Messer — 6 Comments

  1. Rev. Messer,

    Just got off the phone with Rev. Wolfmueller. You are right, they are beautiful. I would encourage everyone to order them as well.

  2. Here’s a suggestion … offer a companion product: a certificate for the sponsors and the witnesses, to remind them of the special day and also (esp. with the sponsors) remind them of their Christian duty towards the baptized.

    Just a thought … will suggest that to Bryan.

  3. Kantor,

    Thanks for the idea; it’s great. We’re working on a number of certificates. Here’s the list if you’re interested:

     

    • Baptismal Witness/Sponsor (8.5×11, with a similar structure to the current certificates)
    • Confirmation (11×17, emphasizing the six chief parts with the ability to include the confirmation verse in the certificate!)
    • Marriage (11×17, the basic design was put down this weekend)
    • Ordination (11×17, extolling the office)
    • New Member (8.5×11, for transfers from other congregations, extolling the Lord’s gift of church membership)

     

    We also hope that all of the certificates will be available in black and white as well as color. They will all have similar design features so they could hang together on a family wall.

    Any more thoughts and ideas are very welcome. And keep an eye on wolfsoncreative.com for updates. (A new website will roll out in the next few weeks.)

    Thanks again.

  4. Greetings all! This vintage certificate look quite nice. Kudos to its creators! However, I wanted to make you aware also of the heirloom quality certificates available from Concordia Publishing House. Here’s what the CPH website says about them: Ideal for framing and presentation. CPH has taken original CPH-owned certificates from the early 20th century and restored them on high quality paper to last for years to come. These certificates are 11″ x 14″ and come with an envelope.

    Check out this link to view them here: http://www.cph.org/p-17413-vintage-baptism-certificate-1.aspx?SearchTerm=baptismal%20certificates

    It’s great to have choices when you are looking for resources in your parish! Anything we can do to encourage the people of God to treasure their Baptism, confession of faith and their marriage vows is worthwhile. The world continues to disdain these things as silly, out of date or unecessary.

    Blessings all,

    Deaconess Nielsen

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