Trinity Church recognizes all baptisms performed with water and in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Any other form of baptism is not valid. Baptizing in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier or a similar formula does not constitute Christian baptism.

Membership in Trinity Church requires proper Christian baptism with a confession / profession of faith. Adults who have not been baptized, or have been erroneously baptized, may receive this sacrament at Trinity Church with the candidate's full confession of faith in Jesus Christ as the Only Lord and Savior of all mankind.

Infant baptisms can be performed for families who are not members of Trinity Church but are active in another Christian church. The parents make their vows to God to raise their child in the Christian faith, in Christ's church and in the love and admonition of the Lord. The congregation bears witness to this solemn promise. A copy of the Baptismal Service is attached for careful and prayerful consideration. Vows made but not fulfilled endanger one's soul.

The Sacrament of Baptism

For Infants and Younger Children

Liturgical Date
Calander Date

Child's Name

And Jesus called a little child unto Him
and set him in the midst of them.
Jesus said,
Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not;
for of such is the Kingdom of God.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Trinity Church
730 Main Street
Waltham, Massachusetts

Order of Service

Child's Name

Child of
Parents' Names

The parents of - child's name- will present their child for the Sacrament of Baptism accompanied by the Godparents


And Jesus called a little child unto Him and set him in the midst of them.
Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not;
for of such is the kingdom of God.

Dearly beloved, you have brought your child here desiring for him / her Christian Baptism. This is a service of thanksgiving as we offer to God the gratitude of our hearts for the hope and happiness that come into our lives by the presence of a child. It is recognition of God as the Giver of Life and a testimony that children belong, with us who believe, to the Church; and that Christ claims them as His own, calling them unto Himself.

Also, this service is one of dedication and of consecration; the dedication of your child to God and of your own consecration to a new and holier fidelity. From the days of our Fathers, the Church has taught that the Sacrament of Baptism is a sign and seal of the Covenant of Grace, of union with Christ in His body, of cleansing of heart and of soul, of resurrection unto eternal life, and of our calling and engagement to be His forever, and of our welcome into the household of faith.

You do now engage upon your part to perform those things needful that the good will and love of the Heavenly Father be not hidden from your child, but rather be made evident to him / her, that he / she may grow into the love and nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Do you thus engage?
I do.

Do you promise to instruct your children in the Word of God, and by precept and example to bring him / her up in the love and counsel of the Lord, to teach him / her the principles of our Christian Religion, to pray with him / her and for him / her and to bring him up in the fellowship of the Church?
I do.

Do you, who stand as Godparents and great-Godparents, solemnly engage to strive diligently to hold up the hands of these parents in the fulfillment of their Covenant that their child be instructed in the Word of God, brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, be kept in communion with the Church, and strengthened to live in a godly manner all the days of his life: do you thus engage?
We do.

Do you, the members of this Church as of the whole Church of Jesus Christ, receive this child into your love and care; and do you promise, so far as in you lies, that you will uphold and encourage this family in the fulfillment of their covenant?
We do.

The Baptismal Covenant and Reaffirmation

The congregation will please join in the renewal and reaffirmation of our own baptismal covenant as these parents commit their child to Christ.

Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in God the Son?
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and in prayer?
I will, with God's help.

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and whenever you fall into sin, repent and return unto the Lord?
I will, with God's help.

Will you proclaim by word and by example the Good News of our Salvation in Jesus Christ?
I will, with God's help.

Let us pray:

Grant, O Lord, unto these thy servants, the Grace to perform and keep the vows which they have made before Thee this day. And sanctify with Thy Holy Spirit this child now to be baptized and committed in Christian faith to Thee. Amen.

The Baptism

Please name your child:

Name, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit, Amen.

This child is now received into the love and care of the Church of Jesus Christ in the good hope that hereafter he may never be ashamed to confess his faith in Jesus Christ as his crucified and risen Lord and Savior, but may be kept steadfast in His love and service forever.

Let us pray:

Almighty and Everlasting God, who of Thine infinite mercy and goodness dost give little ones unto us to increase our joy, and hast promised that Thou wilt be not only our God, but also the God and Father of our children, keep, guard, and bless this child for evermore. As he / she has been baptized into Thy church, so may he / she, by Thy guidance, become one with Christ. Breathe upon him / her now and always Thy Holy Spirit. Grant that he / she may be a blessing to the home and to the world into which he / she has been born.

O God our Father, give unto these Thy servants to whom Thou hast committed this blessed trust, a wise, loving, devout and faithful spirit. Guide them with thy counsel as they teach and train their child; and help them to lead their household into an ever-increasing knowledge of Christ and a more steadfast obedience to Thy holy will. Grant that they may serve Thy Church with renewed devotion and steadfast loyalty. Help us in all our homes to honor Thee and by love, to serve one another, in the name of your Son, our Savior, even Jesus Christ the Lord, Amen.


May the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always, Amen.

*Hymn Blessed Jesus, Here Are We#279

Blessed Jesus, here are we, Thy beloved Word obeying.
Now this child doth come to thee, As thou biddest in thy saying,
"Let the little ones be given Unto me, of such is heaven."