We receive Noelle Elizabeth Leaman into the household of God.
Baptisms are typically conducted during Sunday morning Eucharist; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not conducting services in our building. Please contact the Church Office to make arrangements for a simple, weather-dependent service in the garden.
Baptism is the means by which we become members of the community of believers, defined in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. It makes formal and visible that which is already true: The person being baptized, no matter his or her age, is a child of God and a member of the household of God.
Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Day (November 1) or the Sunday following, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany of January 6).
Note that each candidate for baptism in the Episcopal Church is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons. In the Episcopal Church a person is baptized only once.
On September 26, we welcomed four generations of the Guempel family to the Memorial Garden as we baptized Noelle Elizabeth Leaman, the granddaughter of Scot Guempel and great-granddaughter of Jeanne Guempel.