Baptism & Confirmation
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and participants Christ’s community.
If you have a child you wish to present for Baptism, the expectation is that at least one parent has been baptized. We hope parent(s) will become full participant(s) at St. Luke’s. Contact the Associate Rector to set up meetings for baptismal preparation.
Adults who wish to be baptized will complete baptismal preparation with one of the Rectors.
At St. Luke’s, baptism is celebrated several times each year: on the Day of Pentecost (June 4, 2017*), on All Saint's Day or the Sunday following (November 5, 2017), on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany -- January 7, 2018), and the Easter Vigil (March 21, 2018).
Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows
Confirmation is a ritual that celebrates a person making a mature, public reaffirmation of their Christian faith and baptismal promises. Confirmation is available for both youth (6th grade and up) and adults:
- Confirmation welcomes youth and adults who have never before made a mature, public affirmation of faith in Christ or celebrated this rite of the Church with a Bishop.
- Reception into the Episcopal Church welcomes all who have previously been confirmed in Lutheran, Roman Catholic or Christian Orthodox churches.
- Reaffirmation of baptismal vows is a ritual that welcomes anyone who has previously been confirmed in or received into the Episcopal Church but wishes to renew their commitment in Christ and mark the opening of a new spiritual beginning.
The Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado celebrates these rites in the late spring each year at a parish in the Front Range Region of our state. The date for 2017 is Saturday, April 29. Our bishop visits St. Luke’s every third year to celebrate these rites with us.
These rites are celebrated with the bishop, recalling that our faith connects each of us to Christians throughout God’s universal Church. Please contact the Associate Rector if you are interested in exploring Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows.
If you have previously been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, we can request a letter of transfer from your previous congregation. Please contact the Associate Rector.