BaptismBy water and the Word
“All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” -Romans 3:23 and this applies to infants. Because of the fallen nature that has plagued all human beings, we know that all humans need a savior. All humans die…and all humans are in need of God’s love and grace. We believe that baptism is a gift of God, and in it He comes and makes us part of His family. Together, as infants or adults, we see in the gift of Baptism, God’s grace and mercy, love and salvation.
The heart of a person is transformed and changed in baptism, and the heart of an infant is in need of God’s presence and transformation as well. In infant baptism, not only do we see God doing a miraculous work, but we also see the community of faith making a promise to God and the baptized to love and care for that child as part of a greater family, the family of Christ.
Anyone who claims Jesus as Lord and Savior is to be baptized. Jesus commanded it, as He said to his disciples “Go and baptize in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I commanded them”. If one has been baptized then they are baptized for life, one need not be re-baptized.
If you have not been baptized, then we would encourage you to get baptized today…why wait! Just like the when Phillip baptized the eunuch because he said why wait, we encourage you to get baptized as well:
“And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized? And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.” -Acts 8:36-38
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To be baptized as an infant or adult, simply fill out the form below. You may also contact Janet Hilsabeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) (586.286.1940) at anytime with questions.
Baptisms are done as part of our weekend services, and can be scheduled during a weekend that is perfect for your family. You do not need to be a member to be baptized at Immanuel!
Sponsors also don’t need to be Lutheran, we do request all sponsors be Christian as they are called to pray for those they are sponsoring.