Easter Morning | April 21 | 11:30am Service
One of our favorite celebrations is having water baptisms on Easter morning. At the end of our 11:30am service, those wishing to be baptized come forward, respond to a few questions affirming their faith, and are then fully submerged in a large baptismal built into our platform up front. For more information about baptism, continue reading below. If you’d like to be baptized, let us know and a pastor will connect with you. We rejoice with you in taking this significant step of faith!
The Sacrament of Baptism
Our two sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, have been called outward signs of an inward and invisible grace. In the administration of both of these sacraments something goes public, a mystery is disclosed, something is being communicated, and something pledged.
Jesus Christ’s institution of baptismal practice is given in Matthew 28. He joins baptism with teaching in the process of making disciples. As this is carried out in the church, baptism is administered in the name of the Triune God. That a person can be named in the name of God is an audacious act of obedience to Jesus’ command.
In the Evangelical Covenant Church we affirm infant dedication, infant baptism, believer baptism, and an affirmation of baptism in our public worship.