Remembering Baptisms with Pastor Rachel

Do you remember your baptism? So many of us were baptized as kids, so we may not remember the day or what gown we wore or who was there. But the wonderful thing about watching a baptism, is that it is an opportunity to reaffirm the vows others took for us before we were old enough to say yes on our own. This sacrament is such a gift. It recognizes that God claims us and loves us freely, when we are infants in the faith. Then we have our whole lives to respond to God’s gracious “Yes!” Our whole lives are folded into the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. And our lives are connected to one another. When we come together as a congregation, we pledge to be godparents to the newly-baptized, and we remember those who pledged to care for us when we were welcomed in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So whether or not we can recall the day, we can all remember together.
Thanks be to God!