Holy Baptism is one of the Church's seven Sacraments. The Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.
The Sacraments are the most holy of all the church's services and celebrations.
Holy Baptism is the Sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the Kingdom of God. Grace-St. Luke's has four regularly scheduled dates for Baptism: The Great Vigil of Easter, The Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Sunday, and The Baptism of our Lord. Each year, at least one additional Sunday option is announced. All baptismal ceremonies are public and include the Holy Eucharist. Grace-St. Luke's Church does not administer private baptisms.
Parents and Godparents of infants and younger children make a commitment to bring them up in the Christian faith, while adullts and older children are able to make baptismal vows for themselves. A required pre-baptismal class called "Water Into Life" is usually held the day before the Baptism. Follow this link to read through the ceremony of Holy Baptism in The Book of Common Prayer. For more information and to schedule a baptism, contact Membership and Stewardship Associate Chapman Morrow (901-252-6328, email@example.com).