Sunday, August 3, 2014

Baptism on the Lake

Sarah came to know Jesus this year and we've been so busy with life that her Baptism kept getting put off.  So with the slower pace of life here in Maine, we asked our North Wayne Church Pastor John to baptize Sarah at the lake.  Our entire Church came to the house after Church for her Baptism and lunch afterwards.  There were folks we hadn't seen for a while like Mary's hubby, Sonny.

Mary is still recovering from a stroke a few weeks ago, so we were so happy they could attend.  The kids love Miss Janet and Marvin as well.  She's been ill this year, and she had a difficult time getting down to the lake - but faithful Marvin worked it all out.

John conducted a beautiful lakeside service and reminded us of the beautiful gift of forgiveness of sins.

And out into the water they went.

Nana cried through the whole service. It was beautiful.

And then, on cue from our Jewish forefathers, we celebrated by eating together. :)

The choir ladies, are such a treasure to our Church.  Pat was chatting elsewhere.

Bobby and Jean encouraged us as usual.  They have a strong faith and Perry loves talking to Bobby each summer.  He also brings us fresh eggs each week from his free range chickens - what a blessing!

Sarah opened lovely gifts and cards from our Northern Church family.

And last but not least - Alice and Nana were the cleanup crew!  Thank you ladies!

It was a beautiful day for Sarah and all of us.  Thank you, Jesus!



And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate another step in Sarah's walk with God.