Baptism and Holy Communion are the two ceremonies Lutherans call “sacraments.” These sacraments help us experience the wonderful love of God, and both were ceremonies that Jesus himself asked us to celebrate.
Lutherans believe that it is God who does the baptizing. Because of that we feel free to celebrate baptisms with people of all ages, including babies. Like most Lutherans, we pour water on the head of the person being baptized; we don’t dunk them entirely under water. There are other wonderful Christian churches who think differently about baptism.
Baptism is water. But we believe that it is not only water. It is water used together with God's Word and by God's command; Jesus said, "Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." It is a life-giving water!
Baptism is a washing, as God cleans us and frees us from sin. It is a drowning, as God drowns our sinful self and gives new life to us day after day. It is an initiation, as God welcomes us into God's own family.
If you, or someone you know, wants to know more, or wants to be baptized, just contact us. We’d love to celebrate with you!