What is Baptism?
Through the water, God touches a human member of God's creation and says...
You are incorporated into Christ and into his body, the Church.
You are initiated, adopted into my covenant people.
You are called! Chosen! Saved! Born again!
You are forgiven--free to live without excuses.
You are marked with the cross of Christ forever.
You are given the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Who can be Baptized?
In the Lutheran tradition, a person can be baptized at any age. We don't require "believer baptism," but rather believe that baptism is the beginning of a relationship with God. the faith and forgiveness that come in that relationship are free gifts of God for people of all ages, whether infants, older children or adults.