Is Eucharistic sharing, then, properly seen as the culmination or the inception of Christian initiation? This is a big question getting right to the heart of “how Baptism forms us.”
I want to get at this in two distinct but related ways; (1) the rank and dignity of baptism in Lutheran Liturgy; and (2) the relationship of Eucharist to Church.
Johnson, Maxwell E., "From Font to Meal to Service and Unity" (2018). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. 130.