Holy Spirit Baptism Joy to You!
This Sunday we celebrate our seventh baptism in a little over a year, and we thank God for each one! As we Presbyterians believe forgiveness is an unearned gift from God – what Martin Luther called “grace” – we practice infant baptism. Family and congregation together promise God to raise the child in the Christian faith, so each might know God’s love and learn how to follow Jesus Christ as a disciple. As the child grows in faith, he or she reaches the age when communicant class leads them to know God more deeply and make his or her profession of faith to join the church universal. Let us rejoice in what the Holy Spirit makes possible through baptism!
As our advisor and counselor and helper, may the Holy Spirit continue to pray for us at levels deeper than words.
Baptismal joy to you,