Baptism

Welcome to the Family of God

For all ages
You are my beloved child – Mark 1:11

Baptisms are available:

  • Saturdays during the 5 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service (regular, in-person) in Great Hall.
  • Sundays during the 9 & 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service (regular, in-person) in the Sanctuary.
  • Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service (regular, in-person) in Great Hall.

For all baptisms:

  • The Workshop: Families participate in a baptism workshop prior to their baptism date. Email or call our Baptism Coordinator with the workshop date of your preference.
  • The Celebration of Baptism: Schedule and verify availability with our Baptism Coordinator at least three weeks prior and receive email confirmation that your baptism is scheduled.
  • Please inquire if you have any questions, need an alternate day/time, or if you have a special circumstance to consider.

If you are ready to begin the process of scheduling your baptism, please click on the form below:

Complete our baptism form 

For all questions and scheduling of both your workshop and baptism, contact our Baptismal Ministry Coordinator at office@saintandrews.org

Baptism at St. Andrew’s

Baptism is a significant experience that formalizes entrance into the Christian church, the community of faith. We believe that in baptism we claim our identity as God’s beloved child and celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit – for it is the Spirit that gives faith, forgives sins, and grants new and eternal life. There is much to celebrate! In baptism we are then called to join God’s mission in the world through proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

We often baptize infants and young children, because we believe baptism is a gift that you do nothing to deserve and, therefore, there is no need to wait to receive it. However, baptism is always open to all ages – including older children, teens, and adults who haven’t yet been baptized. All are welcome!

Baptism at St. Andrew’s involves participating in a baptism workshop and celebrating the baptism during a worship service. Baptisms are performed during most regular services.

The one-hour baptism workshop reviews what baptism is, what it means for you and/or your child, tips for raising a family of faith, and what the day of baptism will look like. Infants and children are welcome, though childcare is also provided for in-person workshops. Teens and adults are welcome to attend a workshop or arrange a conversation with a pastor.

The celebration in worship includes the baptism with parents (if a child/youth) and baptismal Godparent(s) joining at the front. Extended family and friends are invited to join the worship service to witness the special day. Families receive a keepsake baptismal cloth and a candle to light on baptismal anniversaries and other significant events in the child’s/person’s life ahead.

Individuals who are baptized become members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and are encouraged to continue as an active participant in the congregation. Parents do not need to be members of St. Andrew’s to have a child baptized, although family members may join the church at the same time (please ask if you would like additional information). Church membership can be transferred to or from another congregation upon request.

Baptism Workshop Schedule:

Families participate in a baptism workshop prior to baptism. Workshops will be held online until in-person workshops resume.

2022 Upcoming Workshop Opportunities:

Sunday, March 20 – 12-1 p.m., online via Zoom

Thursday, April 21 – 6:30-7:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Sunday, May 15 – 12-1 p.m., online via Zoom

Thursday, June 9 – 6:30-7:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Sunday, July 17 – 12-1 p.m., online via Zoom

Thursday, Aug. 11 – 6:30-7:30 p.m., online via Zoom

Alternative workshop options may be available (for older children and/or adults, scheduling issues, etc.), please inquire.

Baptism Celebration Schedule:

Baptisms are available:

Saturdays during the 5 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service (regular, in-person) in Great Hall.

Sundays during the 9 & 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service (regular, in-person) in the Sanctuary.

Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service (regular, in-person) in Great Hall.

Alternative options may be available, please inquire.

All attendees follow COVID-19 related safety guidelines.

Baptism/Workshop Information and Scheduling

Contact our Baptismal Ministry Coordinator, office@saintandrews.org or 651.762.9168

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