Holy Baptism at St. John the Divine

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. Baptism has been a foundation for the Christian life since Christianity first began and it has been a pivotal event in the lives of families and individuals at St. John the Divine for over 75 years.

Baptisms are conducted at Sunday worship services on or near the feast days of Easter, Pentecost, All Saint's Day, and the feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after Epiphany). In addition to these Sunday services, we also will offer special baptism services on five Saturdays during the year.

2021 Baptism Dates

May 23 at 11 am in the Church — The Day of Pentecost
July 18 at 9 am in the Church
September 19 at 11 am in the Church
November 7 at 11 am — Church All Saints’ Day

  • The celebrant will be the regularly assigned Sunday clergy.
  • Baptisms on May 23rd, July 18th, September 19th, and November 7th may be held in the Hall Life Center either at the 9 am Awesome Service or at the 11 am Table Service.
  • New parents are encouraged to attend the baptism class for parents before their child’s baptism. This is a one-hour Zoom class held on the following Saturday mornings from 9 am to 10 am on June 19, October 16, and December 4.

Please contact Sally Lehmberg for more information or to sign up for a baptism or the class.