Through the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family. We are given God’s own life to share and our baptism reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ.
Holy Baptism, which we perform through the pouring of water at St. Paul’s, marks a formal entrance to the church. Each person being baptized makes a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant. We are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are marked as Christ’s own forever, having "clothed [themselves] with Christ” (Galatians 3:27).
Baptism can be considered as the beginning of a spiritual path and not the culmination of one. It is not necessary for a person thinking of being baptized to fully understand or be comfortable with every word of Christian creeds and doctrines from the beginning, but to be ready to embark on the path of discovery, truth and life of Jesus Christ.
All people of any age are welcome to be baptized; we believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. If you would like to be baptized or baptize your child, or have any questions, please contact the front office or stop by to speak with Father Ed. We’d love to visit with you!