Baptism



Why should I have my baby baptized?
When we baptize, we fulfill Jesus’ command, “Go therefore… baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” In response to this command, we baptize.
 
In birth, we join a fallen and needy human family. In baptism we are brought by God into His family, there to be loved, cared for and
nourished by God. Through Water and the Word of God (coupled together in Baptism), God makes our new life a reality.
 
 
What are my responsibilities as a parent?
Baptism is the beginning of a lifelong experience of God’s loving care for his people. Baptism has a follow through to it called “nurture”. Living with God and his people, “we grow in faith, love and obedience to the will of God.”
 
As parents, your responsibility does not stop when your child is baptized. On the contrary, God has great plans for parents! You are partners with God to educate and guide your child. Your child belongs to Christ and you are to watch over your son or daughter on God’s behalf.
 
 
How can I prepare for my child's baptism?
Faith holds Baptism Orientations two times each year.  These events are a super opportunity for new parents to learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, to meet other families, and to get connected with your child's congregational sponsor.  If you are planning a Baptism, please sign up through the church office by phone or email to attend the next orientation.  Adults and older youth who wish to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism are invited to attend orientations also.  Child care is available at these events.
 
 
How do I schedule a baptism?
To schedule a baptism, please call the church office and they will work with you to find the worship service that coordinates with your personal calendar and the worship schedule.  Baptisms are not generally scheduled during the Lenten Season.
 

 
Baptism Festival
On the second Sunday of January you will be invited to join in a Celebration of Baptism on Lord’s Sunday which celebrates the baptisms from the previous year.  A luncheon will also be held in your child's honor after the 10:35am worship service.  The baptism families from the previous year will be serving you lunch.  Just one more great way to get connected with others in your congregation!
 
 
Mission Investment 4 Kidz
Faith Lutheran Church participates in the Mission Investment 4 Kidz program through the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).  More information about this program is addressed at the Baptism Orientation.