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Baptism

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According to the Book of Common Prayer, Baptism is “Full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church” (BCP, p. 298). Baptism, in other words, is the Sacrament through which an individual becomes a part of the faith community. This community, the community of faith, is the means by which and through which we are shaped and formed as children of God.  It is the community that promises to support us on our journey.  In our baptism, we commit ourselves to following in the footsteps of Jesus, helping to shape a world that is peaceful, compassionate, and respectful.

At Trinity, we baptise both adults and infants in the context of the Sunday morning worship service.

Preparation

Baptism is not like joining a country club. It should be done thoughtfully and prayerfully.  Sponsors (Godparents) should also be chosen. Sponsors will be baptized, as they will help the child to be regular in worship, service, and prayer—not only by their teaching, but by example. Both sponsors and parents will take part in a short period of preparation. If you’re interested in baptism for you or a member of your family, please speak with a clergy person to schedule a time of conversation and preparation. A short rehearsal will also take place thirty minutes prior to the service at which a baptism takes place.

Holy Baptism is appropriately reserved for the following days at Trinity:

  • The First Sunday after Epiphany, January 7, 2018
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31, 2018 (Please note that this service is at 9:00pm.)
  • Pentecost Day, May 20, 2018
  • The First Sunday after All-Saints Day, November 5, 2017

Occasionally, another date is added at the end of the Season of Epiphany or in late August.

Thinking about baptism? Talk with us to set up a date. Father Charlie and Mother Henny are available for discussion when  you’re ready. Call (812) 336-4466.