Baptism: Welcome to the Family of God
The First Skipping Stone
Baptism, one of two sacraments offered in the Lutheran church, welcomes all into God’s family. This significant experience formalizes the entrance into God’s community, the Christian church. Through an experiential workshop families will learn, laugh, and live what it means to “be washed in the water.”
You or your family do not need to be members of St. Andrew’s to have a child or adult baptized. Everyone is invited to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.
We heartily welcome adults and older children to be baptized as well as infants. See class schedule and baptism schedule below.
Baptism Workshop Schedule:
It is expected that families attend a Baptism Workshop before the baptism of each of their children. The Workshop is free of charge; please register at least one week prior. Childcare is available.
Upcoming workshop dates:
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Great Hall Room 2
Sunday, Nov. 19, 12-1 p.m., Sanctuary Room 204
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Great Hall Room 2
Sunday, Jan. 21, 1-2 p.m., Sanctuary Room 204
Thursday workshop attendees are welcome to our free Community Meal at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall.
Sunday workshop attendees are invited to worship prior to the workshop time (worship times are listed below).
Baptism Schedule (Sept. 9 – Dec. 31):
Baptisms (up to four) are available during regular worship services as follows (with exceptions below):
Traditional Sunday Worship Service:
Sunday 9 a.m. Sanctuary
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary
Contemporary Worship Service:
Saturday 5 p.m. Great Hall
Sunday 8:45 a.m. Great Hall
Sunday 10:15 a.m. Great Hall
First Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sanctuary
Exceptions – Baptisms are not available on:
- Saturday, Oct. 7; New Member Welcome.
- Sunday, Oct. 8; New Member Welcome.
- Saturday, Oct. 14; Pledge Weekend.
- Sunday, Oct. 15; Pledge Weekend.
- Sunday, Oct. 29; Confirmation/Reformation Weekend.
- Sunday, Nov 12; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. are unavailable, Sounds Like Love. (8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. are available)
Christmas and New Year’s – Baptism Schedule:
- Saturday, Dec. 23; 5 p.m. is available.
- Sunday, Dec. 24; 9 a.m. Sanctuary is available. No baptisms for Christmas Eve services (1-11 p.m.).
- Monday, Dec. 25; 11 a.m. Sanctuary is available.
- Saturday, Dec. 30; 5 p.m. is available.
- Sunday, Dec. 31; all regular services are available.
- Monday, Jan. 1; holiday, no services.