You are a beloved child of God - Baptism
In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly called by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Holy Baptism, a sacrament that all people of any age are welcome to receive, marks a formal entrance to the congregation and wider Church; the candidates for the sacrament make a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, and are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are marked as Christ’s own for ever, having “clothed [themselves] with Christ” (Galatians 3:27).
Baptism at St. Paul's
At St. Paul’s, we baptize adults, youth, children and infants. One does NOT need to be a member of the parish to be baptized. When a child or infant is baptized, the parents and sponsors present the candidate for baptism and make promises to bring the child up in the Christian faith and life.
Baptism is a sacrament of faith that brings a person into the church community and makes him or her one with Christ and fellow Christians. Sacraments are signs made sacred by Christ to show His presence in the world and to help us reach closer union with God. Baptism can be regarded as the beginning of a spiritual path and not the culmination of one. It is the the start of a journey of faith and discovery into the way, truth and life of Jesus Christ. If you are new to the Episcopal Church and have already been baptized in another denomination, you may wish to renew your faith life. If this is the case, you may be Received or Confirmed in the Episcopal Church, rites which we can help you learn about and discern whether they are appropriate for you. Wherever you come from and whatever your faith background, the Episcopal Church welcomes you!
Want to know more? Contact the office to schedule a time to meet with a member of the clergy.
See what baptism is all about-
The Baptismal Family:
The Baptism Ceremony: