In the Lutheran church, baptism is one of two sacraments given to us by Christ; the other sacrament is the Lord's Supper. We understand a sacrament to be a way in which God's presence and grace become tangible for humans living in a physical world. Sacraments are free gifts given by and instituted by God and not human beings. All who are baptized become members of one body, which is the body of Christ. Baptism is a new birth, and we become children of God, heirs with Christ, freed from sin and death and in renewed relationship with God.
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his." (Romans 6:3-5)
If you have a child you wish to be baptized, or if you have not not been baptized and would like to be, our pastors would welcome a conversation with you, and to have an inquiry form completed and returned to the church office. We do ask parents of those being baptized (or that person, if they are older) to take part in a pre-baptismal class, offered a number of times through the year.