Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God."  1979 Book of Common Prayer, page 858.

Thank you for your interest in Holy Baptism at St. Paul's Episcopal Church!

Being baptized is a sacramental act in which we are fully welcomed into the body of Christ and we take baptismal preparation very seriously.  Many people think Baptism is primarily for babies, but that is just not so.  Anyone who truly wishes to renounce evil, repent of sinfulness, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior is invited to Baptism.   

Holy Baptism is administered on specific Sundays during the year, within the context of the service of The Holy Eucharist. As policy there is no provision for separate or private baptisms—emergency baptism being the exception. There is good reason for setting aside specific dates: Several of the Sundays mark major Festivals in the Church year (e.g., The Baptism of Our Lord, Easter-tide, the Day of Pentecost, and All Saints’ Day), when it is especially appropriate to welcome the newly baptized; also the Rite of Holy Baptism requires special integration into our usual Sunday liturgies, and our form of worship is modified to accommodate this.

If you are interested in inquiring about baptism, please complete the following form and return to Fr. Scott Turner by mail at P.O. Box 770722, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, or by email to frscott@steamboatstpauls.org.