Have you been thinking you might like to be baptized? Would you like to have your child baptized? If so, one of our five annual dates for baptisms at St. John the Evangelist is just around the corner. Once again we will be performing baptisms in the Mississippi River during our Annual Parish Picnic with Holy Apostles. Sunday, August 4 at 10 am in Crosby Farm Park.
If you are considering baptism, either for yourself or a child, one of the clergy at St. John’s would like to meet with you at least once for a conversation about baptism, Christian faith and commitment, and what it means to be incorporated into the Body of Christ for you and for this community.
At St. John’s we believe that baptism is first and foremost not about us, but about what God is doing through the Spirit and about what God is up to in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. For us, Baptism is less about a rite of passage or even about one individual, but rather about locating our individual lives in the wider life and story of God and God’s grace. If you are interested, please contact The Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson, 651-228-1172 x11.
If August 4 is too soon, please consider the following dates:
- November 3, 2013 – All Saints Sunday
- January 12, 2014 – The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
- April 19, 2014 – Easter Vigil
- June 8, 2014 – Pentecost