Baptism is the means by which God makes sons and daughters. In Holy Baptism our gracious heavenly Father liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are born children of a fallen humanity; in the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life. By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church, which is the body of Christ. As we live with him and with his people, we grow in faith, love, and obedience to the will of God. (The Baptismal Liturgy)
If you wish to schedule a baptism please contact Susan Straus, our Parish Life Coordinator. A monthly class for parents, “What is Baptism?,” is offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, except for 2/13/13 and 3/13/13, in the Good Shepherd Chapel. The February and March classes will begin at 6:15 pm due to Lenten services. Please contact Susan to register for the class. Adult baptismal instruction is also available.
Baptisms are scheduled within the 5 pm, 9 am & 11:15 am services on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays & Sundays of each month.