sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is a significant part of our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life as children of God. Our baptism sets us out on a lifelong journey that is characterized by our relationship to God, our relationship to our faith community, our relationships in our community, and the wider world.
At TLCS we baptize people of all ages, and understand baptism, along with the Eucharist, to be one of the two major sacraments—that is, ritual actions that convey God’s grace in a special and powerful way.
Baptisms typically occur on or near four feast days with a particular association with baptism: All Saints Sunday in November, the Baptism of Jesus in January, Easter Vigil (on Easter Eve) in the spring, and Pentecost Sunday in late spring/early summer.
Sunday, January 7, 2024 - Baptism of Our Lord
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - Easter Vigil
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - Pentecost
Instruction & Information.
A class for baptismal candidates, parents and sponsors is held in the weeks prior to each baptismal Sunday. These sessions are a time to learn a bit more about baptism from a Lutheran perspective, ask questions, and know what to expect. Candidates and families should also connect with either Pastor Hector or Pastor Jenna before this class.
Affirmation of Baptism.
Preparation for affirming baptism is a time, in keeping with our Lutheran tradition, when we help young people experience the Christian faith through worship, teaching, and building relationships with the faith community, the local church. This often begins in the 7th grade and is a time of intentional community and faith formation which builds to the service of Affirmation of Baptism and entry into adult membership.