A word from Pastor Rich Block
Affirmation of Baptism / Confirmation Service
This special service will be on Sunday, October 30, at the 10:30 worship service. Alex Brown, Starr Brown and Courtney Kasper will be affirming their faith and trust in God... and so will us!
In the message we will be challenged to live our faith actively and in the Affirmation Service we will profess our faith. Yes, we will affirm our faith and trust in God also!
The service of Affirmation of Baptism is where the youth and each of us quietly say "Yes" to God. This is God who sent Jesus to be our Lord and Savior! This God claimed us in the Sacrament of Baptism as children of God. This God nourishes us on our faith journey through the Sacrament of Communion. This God is a living, life-giving God!
The Service of the Affirmation of Baptism has also been called "Confirmation." In my understanding, this is not what the youth do but what we who are participating in this service, do. We are the ones "confirming" or agreeing together that each of these youth have demonstrated a growing faith and trust in God. Our response is their answer to a question that I ask these who may affirm their faith: "If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" This growing faith is their witness to us of the Holy Spirit at work in them!
All Are Welcome
Let us be glad and rejoice in God's salvation, poured out for us
in Jesus Christ.
Welcome, one and all!
Jesus BIDS us: