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Baptism is a big deal, and a key piece of who we are as a church. But have you ever wondered what it means and why we do it? We’re going to spend June unpacking baptism, looking at why we baptize infants when some churches do not, as well as what baptism of the Holy Spirit means. On June 30 we’ll culminate with a celebration day filled with baptisms, lunch together, and fun activities for the kids.

On that day, we’ll be combining our 9 & 10:45AM worship into one service at 10AM. Classic Grace will still worship at 8AM.

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Baptism is the powerful connection of water with God’s Word that blesses us with God’s grace and forgiveness. When we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we receive a new identity, becoming children of God. Being baptized with water indicates that we should, by daily repentance, drown the old sinful nature within us so that we can rise up and walk in the newness of life.  (Key passages:  Matthew 28:19; Titus 3:5-8; Romans 6:4)

Easy! If you’d like to publicly profess your faith and be baptized during our celebration on June 30, click here to sign up. You can also use the same form if you’re a parent who would like to baptize their infant/child.

We are 100% behind you if you wish to renew your baptism. We don’t call it a “re-baptism” since we believe that baptism is a one-time event and that God works powerfully in that baptism. However, as as Pastor Mark shared in the very first week of our series, he renews his baptism every morning using the prayer on this page, reminding himself that because he is baptized, he is a child of God. If you wish to renew and celebrate what God did in your baptism by having Pastor Mark pronounce those powerful words over you again on June 30, you are more than welcome to do so. Click here to sign up.

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Join us for Classic Grace, a more traditional Lutheran worship service that meets in The Haven every Sunday at 8am. With classic hymns and a loving community, you’ll feel right at home at this sacred worship service.

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Baptism Celebration

Join us for modern worship and a baptism celebration in the Worship Center at 10am on Sunday, June 30. Kids Kount, a high-energy and fun environment for kids ages birth through 6th grade, is available during this service.

You bet! Join us for brunch in The Well after Classic Grace. Lunch will be served throughout the corridor after the 10AM celebration.

If you’ve got kids 5 and under, we’ll have a splash pad, water tables, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and games for kids available in the courtyard. For the older kids, we’ll have frisbees, chalk, hula hoops, and an inflatable sprinkler outside on the south side of our building.

On June 30, please check your child in like you normally would before worship. Just note that our worship times on June 30 have been consolidate to 10AM. Classic Grace still meets at 8AM, but Kids Kount is not available during that service.

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“I am baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. As such, my value and worth are not found in my performance, achievements, or success, nor are they diminished by my shortcomings, sins, or failures. My value and worth are found in my identity as a baptized, forgiven, redeemed, chosen and beloved son of God. Therefore, dear Lord, help me drown the old Adam, my old sinful nature, and let the new man arise that I may walk in the newness of life. Let me live out my identity as your son, Heavenly Father, that I might become more and more like your son so that when other people see me, they see Jesus.”

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