Through the sacrament of Holy Baptism, we are brought into the body of Christ, and become members of Christ’s Church.
Lutherans baptize infants, children, and adults. God uses the earthly element of water to connect us to the death and resurrection of Jesus and to God’s promises for the world.
A pouring of water is accompanied by anointing with oil, tracing a cross on the forehead and breast, lighting a candle, and offering prayers for the Holy Spirit.
The whole congregation joins parents and sponsors in promising to nurture and support the newly baptized, so our baptisms always take place at the regular liturgies of the congregation.
We try to schedule baptisms for feast days that focus on Baptism, such as the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, All Saints, or Baptism of Our Lord, but are open to scheduling them other days.