Holy Baptism is the sacred means of being cleansed of sins, joining with Christ, receiving the Holy Spirit for ministry, and becoming a member of Christ’s body, the church.
If you wish to be baptized, or to baptize a child, please contact the Rector. You may call the church at 512-836-3974 or request an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for baptism at St. John’s are:
Regular attendance at Sunday and/or Wednesday worship services for a minimum of 3 months.
At least one sponsor or Godparent must be baptized (in any denomination)
Attend four classes plus a practice session (classes arranged upon request)
We do not charge for baptisms. However, as many people wish to make a special offering, we suggest a donation of $25 or more.
Except in cases of emergency, baptisms are performed during our Sunday Service, most typically on preferred days.
For 2018, the preferred days are:
January 7, March 31, April 1, May 20, July 1, September 9, November 1, November 4
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