Holy Baptism

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.