“Let the little children come to me . . . for it is to such as these
that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14
Calvary includes the Sacrament of Baptism in morning worship. Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ. The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) explains that baptism signifies for children and adults the faithfulness of God, the washing away of sin, rebirth, a sign of God’s prior gift of love, putting on the new life of Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the church.
The baptism of younger children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The congregation, on behalf of the whole church, assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized children in the Christian life, and it is for this reason that the congregation makes such a promise during the service. In preparation for infant baptism, parents must fulfill two requirements: at least one parent should be a member of Calvary and parents should attend an hour meeting with the pastor to talk about baptism.
In preparation for adult baptism, an adult should be a member of Calvary.
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