It was a big day today!
The kids were so excited to welcome Abby and Luke into the Christian faith AND to wear the nice clothes that were sitting out for them!
It was Abby and Luke's special day!
The candidates and their Godparents!
(Johnny is a Godparent, too but he was out of town and unable to be with us.)
Looks like Sam may someday be a priest or deacon!
Oh my goodness would he ever set the congregation on fire- he has so much personality and charisma!
The baptisms were after the service!
There was 6 other families having baptisms!
How difficult it must be to always be looking up!
No wonder he likes to be carried!
It was a casual ceremony but still wonderful and perfect for our crew!
All the kids behaved well- so thankful for that!
We are so happy to have these two dear children baptized! Especially as they both are facing surgeries and procedures in the near future.
God is so good and we are so grateful to HIM!
They gathered the children around the baptismal font so the could see what was happening next!
Abby went first- no tears or fears!
Then Luke- he was a champ!
The boys- trying their best to behave!
Such sweet blessings!
The children with their baptismal candle!
Oh sweet child of God - you are so precious!
And a welcoming round of applause as the sacrament was over!
Then they both blew out their candle!
Thank you Jesus!
Wish we could have had all the big kids there but it just isn't possible any more...
(We miss you Mark, Matt and Caitlin)
After the ceremony we all went to brunch!