Monday, September 07, 2009

Beach Baptism

Our church met at the beach for Labor Day. Here Pastor Steve (with his little sidekick) talks about the meaning of baptism--dying to self, and being raised to new life in Christ.

Heads bowed and eyes closed...we pray for those being baptised this morning.

What better baptismal than the Atlantic Ocean, God's cathedral?
Aidan and Clare wait for their turn.

Here Pastor Steve and Noah dunk Clare good!

Clare emerges surprised and excited. Baptism is a little act with big consequences.
Now Aidan emerges.
He's looking pretty satisfied with the whole experience.

Hugs from the Mamas who are very pleased that their children are followers of Christ and wanting to be baptised.
A very special day for all of us.

COL 2:12
... having been buried with Him in baptism
and raised with Him through your faith in the power of God,
who raised Him from the dead.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day for the whole family. We were baptized here in Colorado at a LAKE but still quite a blessed thing. Once we were in Maui at a time when Hope did one and it was so.....not sure words could discribe how we felt. Happy you have found that little church.
God led the way for you.
Love Sharon

Maisha said...

This is just so wonderful to see that Aidan and Clare were baptized! I know you all must be so proud :-) Like Sharon, I'm also so glad you found that little church.
love you!!! xoxo

Jeri said...

That's so special! What a wonderful day for you all. Happy that you've found a church home.

Lots of love,

karengberger said...

Congratulations to all. What a wonderful way to make this commitment, and to formalize and celebrate it. Blessings to them both!

flowergardengirl said...

Amen! I'm a baptized believer and it does feel excellent. Hope and love in God's hands is the perfect place to be.

Karen I lose half my blog readers when I mention the name of God and then God blesses me with another set of fans more grand than the last. I've learned to put God first and the rest follows.