What is Baptism?
Baptism in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is a public expression of repentance and our commitment to God. The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. We baptize infants so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God.
Who should be baptized?
Adults who accepts Jesus Christ as their savior. We baptize infants so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God.
How is someone baptized at St. John’s?
Baptism takes place during one of our Sunday worship services. Here, those being baptized will publicly accept Jesus Christ as their savior and the whole congregation will be charged with the duty to spiritually support the newly baptized from then on! The priest baptizes with water and blesses with oil. To make an appointment with the rector and schedule baptismal counseling please call the parish office at 989-793-9575.
When is the next opportunity to be baptized?
The next scheduled service for baptisms is at the Great Vigil of Easter, March 31, 2013