Committing Your Life to Jesus Christ in Baptism

Have you decided to commit your life to Jesus Christ in baptism?

Baptism is a sacrament of Christian Initiation.

In Baptism, we are united with Christ in his death and resurrection, and born into God’s family, the Body of Christ, the Church. Original sin is washed away, our actual sins are forgiven, and we receive new life in the Holy Spirit. We become a new creation in Christ. Because it is Christ who brings us into this new life, Baptism is forever. Once received, even in infancy, it can never be repeated.

The Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion) is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. When we receive Communion, we receive forgiveness of our actual sins, our union with Christ is reinforced, we are nourished for Christian living, and given a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. Christian Baptism (even in another denomination) gives one access to this sacrament (other considerations are found on page 409 of the Book of Common Prayer).

If you are considering baptism for yourself or your child please fill out a visitor card on Sunday mornings or contact Liz McReady at 301-654-2488.