Lutheran baptism is carried out by a Lutheran pastor within a Lutheran church. All requests for baptisms are welcome at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. Please contact Rev. Colin Millang at 780-467-5994
What Happens at a Lutheran Baptism
The baptism typically takes place during the sermon. During the baptismal rite, the parents and sponsors will be asked to stand before the congregation with their infant. They will then proceed to the baptismal font with the pastor. When it is time to perform the baptism with water, typically one of the parents will hold the infant up to the baptismal font as the pastor sprinkles water on the child’s forehead. The pastor will then make the sign of the cross on the infant’s forehead as he states God’s promise. A small candle lit from the paschal candle will then be presented to the parents or sponsors. The newly baptized child will be welcomed by the congregation. The baptismal party will return to their seats for the remainder of the service.