Saturday, December 20, 2014

Baptisms

Baptism is one of the two sacraments of the Presbyterian Church.  As an individual is baptized, the community of faith is united in their promise to nurture that person as he or she walks in Christ.
 

Who is baptized: 

Both children and adults are recipients of this covenant and can be baptized. When an adult or older youth is baptized, it is a profession of faith. When parents (normally church members)  present their infant or young child for baptism, the congregation promises to nurture that child in his or her faith. 
 
We believe in one baptism and the church universal. If your walk with Christ began at another church where you were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that baptism is recognized here at St. Paul's and all PC(USA) churches.  
 
If you desire to be baptized or have your child baptized, please speak with our pastor. Baptisms take place during our normal worship service.
 
Learn more about our beliefs about infant Baptism from Presbyterian 101: A General Guide to the facts about the PCUSA