A Sacrament where Water & Jesus' command are joined together with God's promise
Baptism is one of the two sacraments performed in the Lutheran Tradition (the
other being Holy Communion).
We believe that God's promise of forgiveness is carried out in the pouring of
water and the speaking of Jesus' command to baptize the nations in the name of
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The placement of the Baptismal Fountain here at King of Kings Lutheran shows
the importance we place on Baptism in the Lutheran Tradition. Positioned
in the center aisle of the Church, the Baptismal Fountain is a constant reminder
that Baptism is our entry into the Church and a place of washing away sin.
You may remember your Baptism by dipping your finger into the water and making
the sign of the Cross.
Persons of all ages may be baptized. Within the past year, we have had
a child of 3 months be baptized and an adult of 78 years.
By its very nature as the rite of entrance into the Church, Baptism is a
public event. Private Baptisms are reserved for unusual conditions or
FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
- I was baptized in another Church, will you re-Baptize me or require
that I get re-Baptized? No -- if your baptism was in a Christian community
where water and the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and the Holy Spirit" were used, you have already been baptized.
Since we teach that the promise of God is eternal and unbreakable, we will not
re-baptize you. You may affirm that Baptism in a public manner but we
cannot re-do what God has already done.
- Do you Baptize using immersion or pouring (aka sprinkling)? Yes, either
form of Baptism is fully acceptable within our Lutheran tradition and within
our congregation. Since the focus is on God and God's promise of
salvation through the forgiveness of sins, the actual method is left to
- Will you Baptize my Baby? Yes, these gifts of God's grace have been
entrusted to the Church and are freely shared with those who desire them.
The Pastor will meet with you to discuss both the service and the importance
of the promises you, as parents and sponsors, will make on that day.
- Is there a charge for a Baptism? No, once again this a freely given
gift of God's grace. Often, parents will like to have a small reception
after the worship service to celebrate the Baptism. We do ask that the
Baptismal party purchase and bring any extra refreshments and/or decorations
for that Sunday. If you wish to have a small gathering for your family
afterwards in "The Gathering Place" which extends past the normal coffee hour,
there will be a small charge for cleanup and/or catering, etc.