“In holy baptism the triune God delivers us from the forces of evil, puts our sinful self to death, gives us new birth, adopts us as children, and makes us members of the body of Christ, the church” (Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Introduction to Baptism).
Here at WPLC we welcome all people, regardless of membership status, to the waters of baptism. We believe that baptism is the entryway into the Christian family and one of two sacraments in the Lutheran church. Baptism is appropriate for children as well as adults.
We generally schedule each baptism individually on its own Sunday. Baptisms are typically available year round, except during the season of Lent (which falls in February, March, and sometimes April, depending on the year). During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain modifications to the baptism to ensure the safety of all as listed here.
The first step toward a baptism is to schedule an available Sunday for the baptism with Pastor Jason. After a date has been set, the parents/guardians of the child or the adult baptismal candidate will meet with the pastor for a baptism conversation, which may take place in a small group (with other parents/guardians/candidates) or individually. During the conversation we will discuss the importance of baptism, the logistics of the baptismal day, as well as any questions you might have about baptism.
If you would like to set a baptism date or learn more about baptism, please contact Pastor Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-276-0263. We look forward to accompanying you through this important transition.