Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baptisms and kids: A great Sunday at St. Paul's

We had an incredible morning at St. Paul's -- 11 baptisms! Last night, Lori and I went to the young-family picnic on the grounds of the church. It was definitely kids' weekend at St. Paul's.

This morning, Pastor Janet Legro preached a moving sermon, phrased as a letter to the children being baptized. She asked them as they grow up to look for the "Wow" moments in their lives and notice God with them. All of the children being baptized will be given a copy of her letter and we hope their families will read it to them as they grow older.

After the sermon, the church school children, about 50 strong, marched up the center aisle (see photo); the adults stood and sang to the kids: "We are Marching in the Light of God." 

Then all of the kids sat around the baptismal font as we baptized 11 babies and children. The kids had the best seat in the house. We had quite the celebration!

When our worship was over, the children and families headed outside for an Easter egg hunt on our grounds (see photo). What a Sunday! 

If you or a loved one is interested in being baptized, the next opportunity will be on Pentecost Sunday May 31 at 10 am. Please contact the church office or a member of the St. Paul's clergy for more information.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Thanks so much for sharing this morning's service, photos and all. I so missed being there. St. Luke's in Granville OH was a wonderful substitute but I cannot wait to be back "home."