Baptism is the start of a life-long journey. Baptism is the means by which we become a part of the Body of Christ. It is the means by which we become a part of our local community at St. Stephen’s. It is the means by which we become a part of the universal church of all believers. It is the means by which we become linked to the great cloud of witnesses that stretches back into the depths of history.
In baptism, we are united with Christ’s death, and we are united with Christ’s resurrection. In baptism we receive new life in the Holy Spirit and are called by God into ministry—to proclaim the Good News of God, to do the work of reconciliation and healing, and to participate in God’s mission in the world around us.
If you would like to learn about and explore the sacrament of baptism for yourself or your child, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Rev. Adam Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at 860-873-9547.