Rite of Affirmation of Baptism
The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism occurs for confirmands at St. Martin’s every year during the 11:00 am service on Pentecost.
After completing St. Martin’s requirements for confirmation, youth may publicly affirm their baptism during worship, marking the transition to adulthood in the church. The promises made by parents and guardians at baptism are affirmed by youth themselves, as they recognize what God has done for them in baptism and answer the following question:
Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in Holy Baptism…
to live among God’s faithful people,
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?
I do, and i ask god to help and guide me.