Drip, Drip, Pour...
...It's a Deluge of God's Grace!
Whether you're 7 days old or 70 years old, baptism is a time of great celebration as God's grace welcomes new members into the community of Christ.
Baptism is also one of those most ancient traditions of the church, so important to our identiy as Lutherans that we call baptism a sacrament. We take the joy of baptism very seriously at Lord of Life. Read on to learn more about why!
Initiation, Not Inoculation...
Lord of Life Lutheran Church rejoices in the extravagant grace, radical inclusion, and relentless compassion of God which is made known in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
The ritual of baptism does not save; God saves. God so loved the world that God gave his only beloved son to die for us. Therefore, Baptism is not a condition of God’s love.
Nowhere is the nature of God more real than in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. In the waters of baptism .... our old selves drown with Christ, we rise to new life in Christ, we are grafted into Christ’s Body the Church and infused with the Spirit of God for ministry in Christ’s name. Baptism is both gracious gift, and the beginning of discipleship.
Baptism is at the center of all that we do in the church. Our whole ministry (Experience, Grow, Connect, Serve) is typified in the discipleship call of our baptisms.
For this reason we seek to baptize responsibly, proclaiming both the grace of God to all people and the claim of God on the baptized. This guideline is written to assist those desiring to be baptized, or to commit their child to the way of Christ through baptism. Baptism is, and must be practiced as, the foundation for the life of the baptized.
Baptized into Christ