Our relationship in Christ is established in the covenant of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The Sacrament is the first critical step in a lifelong journey and relationship with Christ and His Church. By water and the Holy Spirit, the sacrament is the full initiation into Christ’s Body, the Church. At. St. John’s we celebrate Baptism within the context of our Sunday Holy Eucharist. The Church commends five days in the Church Calendar as especially appropriate for administering the Sacrament: at the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and may be celebrated at other times during the year. Except in cases of emergency, baptism is not administered during the liturgical Seasons of Advent or Lent. Persons interested in being baptized or having members of their families baptized are invited to contact St. John’s Rector for information and scheduling.