A Sign of God’s Covenant in Christ
At St. Paul’s, we baptize infants, children, and adults, in response to the good news of God in Christ. Baptism points to the death and resurrection of Christ, and is a sign of adoption into the Church. Here we learn to accept Jesus Christ as savior, to trust in his grace and love, and to follow and obey Him as Lord (See The Book of Common Prayer, pages 302-303).
Baptism is an event for the whole church. Through baptism, we welcome new members into the life of the church and promise to support them. Bringing new life into the church invigorates our fellowship and energizes our mission to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth. Therefore baptism is incorporated into our primary worship services throughout the year on specific Sundays.
The Rev. Amjad Samuel prepares candidates for baptism and as well as the parents of infants and young children. He explains the meaning of baptism in the Christian tradition, reviews the service, and gives practical guidance about growing in faith individually and as a family.