Congratulations Tiffany!Posted: June 9, 2014
On Saturday, we celebrated the baptism of one our newest members at St. Paul’s, Tiffany. As a public representation of the inward transformation that has happened in a believer’s life, baptism symbolizes our identification with Jesus’s death and resurrection. Being immersed in the water symbolizes how our old self has been buried with Jesus and being raised from the water symbolizes our new life in Christ.
Baptism is also an opportunity for a church community to formally welcome a believer into the body of Christ. So as we prayed for Tiffany on Saturday, please join us in praying:
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy
Spirit you have bestowed upon your servants the
forgiveness of sin, and have raised her to the new life of
grace. Sustain Tiffany, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give her
an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to
persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy
and wonder in all your works. Amen.
Thank you for celebrating Tiffany’s baptism with us. If anyone is interested in learning more about baptism or being baptized themselves, please e-mail Vince: firstname.lastname@example.org