Baptisms

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is the point of entry into the Christian community and because the Augustana community makes a promise to support members of the body of Christ in fellowship and love, baptisms are normally done during a worship service.

We believe that, through the waters of Baptism, we are cleansed from our sins, claimed as sons and daughters of the living God, and brought into God’s family, the Church. We follow the Lutheran tradition of baptizing people of all ages, including infants. We also recognize that Baptism makes one a member of the Christian church, so we do not require one to be re-baptized when joining the Lutheran Church.

First time parents are encouraged to attend a Baptism Class prior to scheduling their child’s baptism. Led by Pastor Megan Torgerson, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be discussed and how this gift of new life affects your child. Please RSVP with the church office at 651.457.3373. The scheduled classes will be cancelled if there are no families signed up. Contact Pastor Torgerson with questions at mtorgerson@augustana.com.

Summer Baptism Class Schedule

Sundays May 19, June 9, July 14, August 11
11:00 am, Luther Room

For older children and adults, we would like to meet individually with the individual and their parents or sponsors, when appropriate, to discuss the meaning of baptism at a level appropriate to the individual.

Baptisms can be scheduled on almost any Sunday of the year; please contact the pastor you would like to perform the baptism to schedule a date. Because we believe that baptism is the entry into a community of faith, and because the Augustana community makes a promise to support members of the body of Christ in fellowship and love, baptisms are normally done during a service of worship.

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