Baptism is the way in which the church receives people into the family of God to live life in a new way and with new meaning. At the time of baptism, the person is formally received as a member of the church, and may receive Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper).
Who may be baptized?
People of all ages may be baptized: infants, children and adults. Adults who believe God is calling them into the Christian way of Life are invited to be baptized. Any adult, married or unmarried, who is baptized may wish to bring their children to be baptized.
Since baptism is the beginning of a life-long journey of faith and the start of relationship with God and with the church, baptism takes place when the congregation gathers on Sunday. Baptisms are usually celebrated on special ‘feast days’ of the Church, such as Easter or Pentecost Sunday.
If you wish more information, about baptism and preparation for baptism, please download “The Sacrament of Baptism” pamphlet and/or contact the Rector.
“And when you were baptized, it was as though you had put on Christ
in the same way you put on new clothes.”
(Galatians 3: 27, CEV)
Baptism of the Lord Service, where we are reminded of our own baptismal promises. We review those promises, say them together and we re-commit ourselves them to God, then we bless water and using a cedar branch I sprinkle the blessed water over the congregation. This year the children helped me! Rev. JoAnn Todd, January 2018.