To discuss and schedule to Baptism of your child, please call the church office or email Pastor Melissa.

PROMISES
In Holy Baptism, promises are made to you and your child.

In Baptism, God promises to:

  • make your child a child of God; your child will be baptized in the name of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
  • wash your child clean of sin
  • give your child the Holy Spirit, which will enable your child to call upon Jesus as Lord
  • make your child a member of the body of Christ, the Church, and
  • grant your child eternal life.

When you present your child for Baptism, you make very important promises. You promise to:

  • help your child grow in faith by the devotional and prayer life in your home
  • help your child grow in faith within the community of faith, the Church, and
  • take every opportunity to show your child God’s steadfast love and mercy given in Baptism.

When your child is baptized, we, your Christian brothers and sisters, promise to:

  • look upon your child as an important member of our Christian community
  • support you in making God’s promises known to your child
  • support you in keeping the promises that you make to your child at Baptism.

 

SPONSORS

You may choose to select sponsors, sometimes called “Godparents,” for your child. The role of a sponsor is to aid parents in the promises they made to God and their child. Sponsors should be people who also view Baptism as a sacramental gift from God, who will regularly pray for your child, who will remember your child on the Baptismal anniversary, and who will provide a Christian witness in the way they live.

HONORING THE PROMISE

At Baptism, promises are both made and received.  Trinity Lutheran Church promises that we will help and support you and your child as you grow together in faith.  We encourage you to regularly attend worship, education and fellowship opportunities at the church.  Through these times together, we will be fed with God’s Word and grow in care and concern for each other and the world.

We also encourage you to be models of Christian faith and life for your child as you live out your faith in your daily lives.  The following practices can help you to do this:

  • Prayer is the way that we can talk with God. It is also a way for us to share joys and sorrows with each other.
  • Devotional times with your child are not only a time to share your faith together, but they are also a good way to grow in faith. Reading Bible stories and having daily devotions will help both your child and your relationship.
  • Worship participation with your child is one of the promises you make at Baptism. Worship offers time and space to connect with God and your brothers and sisters in Christ. You will hear the Word of God proclaimed and share in the gift of Holy Communion.
  • Christian Education is essential for your child as you provide for instruction in the Christian faith. The church will help you by providing Sunday School, Kids’ Club, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation instruction and other opportunities. We also encourage you to learn more about your faith so that you may be a teacher for your child.
  • Service toward others is one way we grow into our Baptism and live out our faith. In service, we follow in the way of Jesus, putting our faith into action. And by serving, we share with others the love and grace Jesus has given to all.
  • Celebrating Baptismal Anniversaries will be a great help for your child to realize and appreciate their Baptism. We encourage you to remember your child’s Baptismal Anniversary each year to remind that how much they are loved by God, by you, by their church.

Baptism Scheduling

Because of the important role the congregation plays in your child’s Baptism, we schedule Baptisms during a worship service.  You may choose either our 9:00 am Traditional Service or 11:00 am Raise Up Praise Service.

On the day of the Baptism, please be at church at least 15 minutes before the service. The pastor will go over any final details with you, and the ushers will then direct you to the seats reserved for you near the Baptismal font.

Because Baptism is a worship experience, please do not take flash photos during the service. Discrete videotaping is acceptable, and photos may be taken after the service.