Baptism

 
God, who is rich in mercy and love, gives us a new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism.  By water and the Word God delivers us from sin and death and raises us to new life in Jesus Christ.  We are united with all the baptized in the one body of Christ, anointed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and joined in God’s mission for the life of the world.  (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 227)
 
We welcome all to the grace-full waters of baptism — new born babies, children, youth, adults and the elderly.
 
Parents who would like their child baptized should contact one of the pastors who will meet with them to talk through the meaning and rite of Holy Baptism.
 
For youth and adults there is a time of education and preparation for baptism.  Again, contact one of tFont2he pastors for information on that process of baptismal preparation.
 
The Easter Vigil, the night before Easter is the best time in the whole church year for a baptism.  Otherwise, in the Sunday morning worship assembly, baptisms are celebrated, for it is the congregational assembly that also promises to accompany and support the newly baptized.