Living Waters Lutheran Church
 An Oasis of Prayer, Belonging and Service.
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Baptism

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God's Promises

 

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Your Promises


Church's Promises




“In Holy Baptism our gracious heavenly Father liberates us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are born children of a fallen humanity; in the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life. By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the Church which is the body of Christ. As we live with him and with his people, we grow in faith, love, and obedience to the will of God.”              

                                       (Lutheran Book of Worship, page 121)

“In Christian love you have presented your child for Holy Baptism. You should, therefore, faithfully bring your child to the services of God's house, teach your child the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments. As your child grows in years, you should place in your child's hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for instruction in the Christian faith, that, living in the covenant of your child's Baptism and in communion with the Church, your child may lead a godly life until the day of Jesus Christ.”                   

                          (Lutheran Book of Worship, page 121)


"We welcome you into the the Lord's family. We receive you as a fellow member of the Body of Christ, child of the same heavenly Father, and worker with us in the Kingdom of God."


                         (Lutheran Book of Worship, page 125.)



When your child is baptized, we, your Christian brothers and sisters, promise to:


1) look upon your child as an important member of our Christian community.


2) support you in making God's promises known to your child, and


3) support you in keeping the promises that you make to your child in Baptism.


When you present your child for Baptism, you also make very important promises, You promise to:


1) help your child grow in faith by the devotional and prayer life in your home.


2) help your child grow in faith within the community of faith, the Church, and


3) take every opportunity to show your child God's steadfast love and mercy given in Baptism.

 

 

In Baptism, God promises to:


1) make your child a child of God, for your child will be baptized in God's name (Matthew 28:19)


2) wash your child clean of sin (Acts 22:16)


3) give your child the Holy Spirit, which will enable your child to call upon Jesus as Lord (Titus 3:5)


4) make your child a member of the body of Christ, the Church, (Romans 6:5) and


5) grant your child eternal life (Mark 16:16)

 

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"Child of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with the Cross of Christ forever."



If you would like to have your child baptized at Living Waters, please contact the church office at:

 

office@livingwaterslutheran.org



Pre-Baptism Class

All interested parties (parents, baptismal sponsors, and baptismal candidates) should contact the church office. See e-mail address listed above.