We respond to God’s gift of saving love with commitment. In our Baptismal Covenant we promise to lead a life in the model of Christ, a life of compassion, spiritual growth, seeking after and worshipping God, serving our neighbors and working for peace and justice for all people. The church community promises to support us in this path. In baptism we promise to take our place in the community by adding our gifts and strengths and bringing our hopes and needs into the body of Christ.
Baptism is a ritual of entrance into the body of Christ and into a life set apart for the ‘wide path’ of the world. At St. Michael and All Angels, baptism is not a naming ceremony, a magical ‘get out of jail free’ card or a family tradition. It is a deep and rich symbol of God’s loving commitment and our grateful response. That response is called discipleship.
Baptisms are always done within the context of Sunday morning worship. If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please contact our rector, Dan Justin.