The Baptismal Font

The Baptismal Font is made of limestone and bears the inscription, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” This font, which dates from the mid nineteenth century, was not used for many years. In 2002 it was refurbished by Ott Monument works of Galveston and in 2006 it was moved to the center of the area inside the doors of the church. The Font is located at the entrance of the church so that each time we enter, its waters will remind us of the reason we came here to worship; to give thanks for the gift of new life in Christ given in Holy Baptism. As we leave, the waters in the Font remind us of the Great Commission of Jesus, “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” – Matthew 28:1-20