Today was a lovely celebration that you are now part of God’s family.
Baptism is celebrating and enacting the embrace of God who first loved us from the moment of our conception.
Jesus said, "unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5).
We Lutherans believe that baptism is God's special means of grace for children by which He causes them to be born again. To keep them from baptism is to keep them from forgiveness and to endanger them with damnation.
Child of God,
you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit
and marked with the cross of Christ
~ more pictures to come.....