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Baptizing Amos

Pastor Clark’s son, Amos, will be baptized Saturday, October 31 at 5:30pm worship at St. Paul Lutheran Church. You are invited. Amos will not be in costume, and Pastor Clark will miss All Saints’ Trunk-or-Treat event. But Susannah was baptized the same Saturday before All Saints Sunday, three years ago. And more, it will be near the anniversary of Sara’s dad’s death. His name was Mark, and Amos’s middle name is Mark too. The Bishop will be there, doing the baptizing, and Pastor Clark hopes you will be there too.

Welcome, Bennett!

It is with great joy that parents Amanda and Scott Brewer will share a momentous milestone with us this Sunday when  baby Bennett is baptized. They are happy to announce Bennett’s sponsors, Sara Strittmater and Linsey Strittmater. Sara and Linsey are Amanda’s sisters.

Let’s take a moment on Sunday to give our best wishes and heartfelt prayers to Bennett and his family, and a warm welcome to his sponsors.

Welcome, Cormick!

It is with great joy that parents Sarah and Tim Riley, along with siblings Bella and Elliot, will share a momentous milestone with us this Sunday when  baby Cormick is baptized. They are happy to announce Cormick’s sponsors, Tina Plett-Kalainoff and Lucas Riley. Tina is one of Sarah’s best friends, and Lucas is Tim’s youngest brother.

Let’s take a moment on Sunday to give our best wishes and heartfelt prayers to Cormick and his family, and a warm welcome to his sponsors.

bible basics

When parents are preparing for a child’s baptism, I make a habit of visiting. We read together the words for worship that surround the getting wet part. They are powerful words, because they’re words of promise–God’s promises and our human promises.

One promise jumped out to Sarah and Tim. The promise they will make on Sunday to

“place in Cormick’s hands the holy scriptures.”

As each of us grow into our adult powers, we may own this promise for ourselves to take in our hands the holy scriptures and to read it. God uses the scripture to change us.

All Saints is a congregation of people who take that promise seriously and who have witnessed real change. Reading the bible makes a real difference–in the life of individual All Saints people and the life of this congregation. Just ask around and you’ll hear stories of new life God has breathed through a simple practice of reading and hearing scripture.

From now on, the enews will include a “bible basics” reflection at least once a month. The goal is:

  1. to encourage you to take the bible in your hands and read it and
  2. to give you tools to do so with greater confidence.

I’d love to respond to your specific basic bible questions. Feel free to respond to this enews and tell me what you want to know. Don’t be ashamed. Questions are good!

The gift of baptism into Christ is a call to live a new life. Can you imagine how your life could change, as you read the scripture we’ll hear in worship each week before you come?

Maybe those who already do this need to get busy telling their story.

Peace, PC