"In holy baptism the triune God delivers us from the forces of evil, puts our sinful self to death, gives us new birth, adopts us as children, and makes us members of the body of Christ, the church.
The Christian community at worship celebrates God's gift of baptism in a number of ways. The sacrament itself normally takes place in the midst of the worshiping assembly as a sign that in baptism we are made one with Christ and with the whole people of God. On behalf of the whole church, we promise support to new sisters and brothers, confess the faith with them, and welcome them into the body of Christ. Water connected to the Word—God's saving promise in Jesus Christ—is at the center of the baptismal celebration.
Although a person is baptized once, the gift of baptism continues throughout a Christian's life. Instruction in the faith for a life of discipleship is part of the preparation of those who are to be baptized or their parents and sponsors. The ongoing nurture of that faith is part of the congregation's ministries of formation, education, service, and evangelical witness. The additional orders in this section—Welcome to Baptism, Affirmation of Baptism, and Confession and Forgiveness—provide several ways by which God's people in worship may participate in the lifelong gift of baptism."
(From Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2013 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #43939.)
The first step in scheduling a Baptism is to call the church and arrange an appointment with one of the pastors so they can discuss our Lutheran theology of Baptism and walk through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. During that conversation, a specific date and time for the Baptism is scheduled. Baptisms are only celebrated during the worship service on either Sunday or Wednesday.
Attached is the Baptismal Information Form we use to gather the identifying information needed. It's helpful if you download it and bring it with you when you come to meet with the pastor, but you can also discuss it during at the time of your appointment with pastor.
March 24, 2017
9:00 am Worship with ELW
and Holy Communion
6:15 pm with the praise band
Wednesdays 4 pm & 7 pm with Holy Communion
Soup and Sandwich between services
All are welcome
6:00 & 7:30 PM
Time-Warner Channel 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
Comcast Channel 20