“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Lutherans believe and confess that Holy Baptism is one of two sacraments (sacred rites) of the Church. In Holy Baptism the Triune God delivers us from evil, gives us the promise and hope of the bodily resurrection to come, puts our sinful self to death, gives us new life, adopts us as sons and daughters, and makes us members of the body of Christ: the Church.
Lutherans believe and confess that a person is only baptized once, and that the gifs of baptism continue throughout a persons life. The sacrament takes place in the midst of a worship service, and is done with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Because the sacrament is God’s free gift of love to us Lutherans practice both infant and adult baptism.
Baptism is our entry into the life of discipleship and is the first sacrament we receive. Holy Communion is the second sacrament and is received after baptism and continues to build on the benefits we receive in baptism.
Please note if you are interested in begin baptized, or if you are interested in baptism for your child, there is a 3 month baptismal preparation class.