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.

These nine baptismal dates will give all families and individuals a broad choice of services to plan in advance a day that will best fit their schedules. .

  • Saturday Baptisms will be held in the chapel at 11:00 am.
  • Sunday Baptisms will be at the 11:00 am Church / HLC service. On Easter Sunday, baptisms will only be held during the 6:00 am Easter Vigil.
2020 Baptism Dates
  • January 20
  • February 29
  • April 11
  • April 12
  • May 31
  • August 15
  • October 10
  • November 1
2021 Baptism Dates
  • January 10
Baptism dinners
  • The Family Ministry Team will host Baptism Dinners on Sunday evenings throughout the year. Parents are invited to attend the dinner preceding their child's baptism date for an evening of fellowship and information about baptism. The dinners will be at the home of the Rev. Reagan and Stephanie Cocke from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

For more information, and to sign up for classes and Baptisms, please contact Sally Lehmberg, 713-354-2220 or slehmberg@sjd.org.