What is Baptism?

Baptism is a Sacrament - an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace, given by God through Christ as sure and certain means by which we recieve that grace.

 

It is the Sacrament by which God adopts us as His children and makes us members of Christ's body (The Larger Church) and inheritors of the Kingdom of God.

 

The outward sign in Baptism is water, in which the person is Baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Baptism - The New Beginning

The inward and spiritual grace is union with Christ in His death and resurrection, birth into God's family (the Church), forgivness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit.

 

Baptism is the beginning of a new life which should be nurtured with and around the Church's families to help the growth of the new member to Gods' Household.

 

Baptism is God's gift of new life in Christ. This gift should be accepted by the person/child when they are ready to make the baptismal promises personally, committing their own life to Christ.  This is done through their Confirmation of faith in the presence of the Congregation and the Bishop.

 

Parents, sponsors, and godparents are encouraged to see that this person/child grows, by prayer, witness, and support in the Christan faith, and life in the church, and in Christ.

 
  1. There is no fee for a Baptismal Service.  Altough, a "Thanksgiving Offering" to the Parish or one of the Groups/Ministries of Christ Church is always appropriate, and welcomed.  ( To view the types                                                 , or                                                            )  
  2. Adult Baptism can be arranged, with a consultation with the Minister for anyone who wants a strongeror growing relationship with Christ.

  3. Baptism of an infant is an extension to parents who are growing in their relationship with Christ, each other, their family, and the community of both Christ Church, and the Area of The Pas/Opasweyak Cree Nation/Rural Municpality of Kelsey

  4. Baptism is the Sacrament of being embraced by the God, and His people, who call for a response from all people and the Church

  5. Baptism is an outward and visible sign of God's creative, forgiving, sustaining love in the life of the person.  It is an unconditional gesture of that love.

  6. There is an on-going commitment that should follow after the adminstration of Holy Baptism, by the baptized.  It is by the gifts bestowed on the parents and the Congregation, to share and help the newly baptized to discover their own indescribable gift, and claim that as thier own, and to share that gift with others.

How?

First Communion

All Baptized, at the disrection of the parents/sponsor/godparents, can be admitted to the Eucharist after a brief session with the Minister of Christ Church - Anglican.

 

This session can be arranged, and is best suited for those children of God around the age of 7 or more.

 

Contact the Minister in person, by phone at 204-623-2119, email at christchurch.thepas@gmail.com or through

 

Parents/Sponsor/Godparents

Parents/Sponsor/Godparents are asked to attend a Baptismal information session.  If this is for adult baptism then the person who is to be Baptized, is required to also be in attendance.  For children at least one parent should be an active member of Christ Church.

  1. It is Highly recommended that the parents/Sponsor/Godparents meet with the                                                    Minister, and read the information provided to prepare themselves to participate                                                            in this important service.

  2. Following the service, there may be a reception in the Parish Hall to welcome                                                                  the newly Baptized at the discretion of thier families.

 

***Please note our facilities are child friendly, and a change table is available.  On futrue attendance with small children we have an area near the rear of the church that has a play space for the young members, or they can take part in the                                                                        *** 

 

This session can be arranged, by contacting; the Minister in person, by phone at 204-623-2119, email at christchurch.thepas@gmail.com or through

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