Baptism: An Overview

Baptism: An Overview

Holy Trinity Wallingford WorshipLutherans regard Baptism as one of two Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion). The Sacraments are commanded by God and consist of a physical element (in Baptism it is water) and God’s words of promise. Among God’s words of promise in Baptism are: You are part of God’s family, adopted and beloved. You are brother/sister of Christ and a part of Christ’s body, the church. God’s Holy Spirit is poured out on you. You are forgiven and free to live without excuses. You are marked with the cross of Christ forever.

Holy Trinity Wallingford WorshipLutherans baptize people of all ages, from infants to the oldest among us. At Holy Trinity, we baptize by gently pouring water over the head of the person being baptized. We baptize in the worship service, recognizing the ones being baptized are joining the community of believers. At this time, the congregation makes promises to pray for and support the one being baptized and their loved ones.

Contact the pastor of Holy Trinity if you would like more information about Baptism.