In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, water and God’s promises connect the one who is baptized with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This sacrament is an outward sign of our salvation and God’s unbreakable promise to us of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. Holy Baptism marks the entrance into the Christian community, the Church, and gathers the community together as children of God joined by their connection to Christ. Baptism is once and for all, and it is for people of any age. The Lutheran church baptizes infants because we believe that baptism is God’s gracious act, not ours.

In the rite of Holy Baptism at Hope, the one who is baptized has water poured over his or her head at the font as the pastor recites the name of the Triune God, “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” as Christ commanded (Matthew 28:19). The pastor also lays hands on the head and makes the sign of the cross on the newly baptized and prays for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be poured out on them.

At Hope, if you would like to be baptized, or have your child baptized, please contact the church office to arrange conversation with our pastor. It is also necessary to schedule baptisms with the church office before making travel arrangements with family.

Baptism Information Form (Click Link)
Please print, fill out, and submit the following baptismal information form to the church office to help you prepare for your child’s baptism. Once this form is completed you will be contacted about details and the preparations for baptism.