Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
Baptism is one of two sacraments for Lutherans, the other being Holy Communion. In Baptism, by water and God’s Word, we are saved from sin and death by being joined to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Baptism we are adopted as God’s children and made members of the body of Christ.
Because we believe that God’s grace is for all regardless of age, we baptize infants, children, youth, and adults. As baptized children grow in years, we will provide ministries to help each child learn what it means to follow Jesus. These ministries include the giving of the first Bible, preparation for First Communion, and a focused time of learning and discipleship called Confirmation. If you have questions about what we believe about Baptism or would like to find out more about being baptized at Kinsmen Lutheran, please contact Sara Ray, Director of Children’s Ministry & Outreach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lent is a season of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. Traditionally we do not have baptisms during Lent which occurs in the spring from Ash Wednesday to Easter every year.