Baptism Breakfasts

Breakfast, Learning, and Reflection

Exploring the Significance of Baptism Together

Our Savior hosts a monthly opportunity for families to learn about baptism. Please consider signing up for one of these breakfast gatherings to meet and learn through a presentation and discussion. At the conclusion of breakfast if you would like for your family to be baptized, you can have that opportunity.

For more information please email the Church Office.

What is Baptism?

For the purpose of confirming and strengthening faith in accordance with God's command and promise, we gladly baptize people of all ages from infancy through adulthood.

  • Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s Word. What’s so special about a handful of simple water? Nothing, until God connects His Word to it! In Baptism, that is exactly what God is doing. He combines His life-creating and life-giving Word with the waters of Holy Baptism, and thereby we are born again of water and the Spirit (John 3:5).
  • The Gift of Faith: Although we do not claim to understand fully how this happens, we believe that when an individual is baptized, God creates faith in the heart of that person. Mark 16:16 teaches that it is faith in Jesus that saves and that faith comes by the power of the Holy Spirit (reading or hearing the Word of God).
  • Nurturing Our Faith: This faith also needs to be fed and nurtured by God’s Word (Matt. 28:18-20) so that we may continually grow in our trust and understanding of God and His purpose and love for us.
  • Means of Grace: Baptism is a wonderful gift and powerful means of grace by which God creates and sustains faith and gives the forgiveness of sins.​

What We Believe

Our Savior Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS) which teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:

  • the Father, creator of all that exists;
  • Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
  • the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments (baptism and holy communion).

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God

Bible-based Teachings

Our Savior Lutheran Church accepts and teaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:

  • Grace Alone (Sola Gratia) - God loves the people of the world, even though we are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
  • Faith Alone (Sola Fide) - By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
  • Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura) - The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.