God welcomes all of God’s children to the baptismal waters, where we find God’s promise of entire forgiveness of all of our sins, and the promise of everlasting and abundant life because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Martin Luther said of baptism that “no greater jewel can adorn our body or soul than baptism (Large Catechism).”  It is not something we do, but something God gives.  God wants to pour out his grace to all creation, and so we invite all people to the baptismal font to receive God’s greatest gift through the finished work of Jesus.

Here is what the Lutheran Church teaches about baptism, from Luther’s Small Catechism:

There is no “correct age” for baptism.  If you have never been baptized, please come to the waters!  If you are the parents of a baby or small child and you want to bring them to Baptism, please bring them to the waters!  If you’ve already been baptized, please be assured that no re-baptism is necessary, and you have been marked with the Cross of Christ and sealed with the Holy Spirit, which cannot be taken away!

If you are interested in receiving Baptism, please contact Pastor Sean (717-778-8494).  He’ll want to meet at least once with you before the baptism.  Our normative practice is to baptize during Sunday morning worship.  Welcome to the Body of Christ!