The Sacrament of Baptism is an outward sign of salvation and of God’s unbreakable promise of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. The one who is baptized is immersed in a pool of water or water is poured over their head as the pastor recites the name of the Triune God, “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” This is as Christ commanded in Matthew 28:19.
Lutherans say that the baptized Christian is both “saint and sinner.” That is, the Christian still sins but at the same time is assured of forgiveness and is justified by Jesus Christ. With the assurance of God’s promises, Baptism begins a life throughout which we grow in faith and service through instruction, reminders of God’s love, and the support and example of the Christian community.
Interested in having your newborn baptized? Seeking a first-time or renewal of faith adult baptism? Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org // 714-899-1700.
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.” Acts 2:38
* We offer audio CDs and video DVDs of the baptism.