Baptism

We are a church whose unity is in Jesus Christ, who gathers us around word and water, wine and bread. The holy sacrament of baptism is a significant part of our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life as children of God.

Our baptism sets us out on a lifelong journey that is characterized by our relationship to God, our relationship to our faith community, our relationships in our community and the wider world. Living our baptismal covenant means living a life of growth in the faith practices of discipleship.

The liturgy for the Affirmation of Baptism describes the faith practices that grow out of our baptism (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 236). We are to “…live among God’s faithful people; hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper; proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed; serve all people following the example of Jesus; and strive for justice and peace in all the earth.”

People of all ages, and at any place in their lives, are welcomed to be baptized at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church. Baptisms take place on Sunday mornings at either the 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like to talk about baptism, schedule an appointment with the pastor, or plan a baptism, please email to info@splcmn.org or call the church office at 763-571-1500. You may also begin by filling out the baptism form (child or adult) and sending it to the church. A pastor will contact you to discuss next steps.