Baptism

Saint Paul’s by-the-Sea wants to make your baptism, or the baptism of a member of your family, as meaningful as possible. We believe that baptism is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God, and God’s people, in a covenant relationship, and therefore it belongs in public worship rather than at a private ceremony.

In the public ceremony of baptism the gathered community joins in welcoming a new member into the body of Christ, the church. The community includes the family and sponsors of the person baptized, traditionally called godparents, and the local congregation and clergy.

Because Ocean City is a resort community we often receive requests to baptize people from out-of-town. In these cases we require that baptismal preparation be done at the person’s local Episcopal Church and that a member of the clergy from that congregation provide written assurance that the preparation was completed.

In order to discuss baptismal preparation and dates please contact the parish office at 410-289-3453 or email us at office@stpaulsbythesea.org and ask to speak with the Rector.

Baptismal Dates

At Saint Paul’s by-the-Sea we celebrate baptisms on special occasions during each year:

“The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ”  in early January. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.

The annual visit of The Bishop of Easton. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.

Easter Season. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.

“The Day of Pentecost”. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.

A Summer Sunday. Usually the last Sunday in July. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.

“All Saints Sunday”. Usually the first sunday in November. Contact the office for dates 410-289-3453.