First Sunday back from vacation...glad that's out of the way...!
Like everyone else returning to work after a holiday there is a sense of wondering - how do i do this again?
It was a day to ask ourselves why we baptize. We celebrated four baptisms this past Sunday and then all headed out to the front steps where Bryce and I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Check out the video here.
The news gives us a pretty despairing look at the World, and so I asked the parents why baptize into this world? They gave great responses and I shared them in the sermon.
If I were to re-emphasize anything from this past Sunday it is that baptism isn't a protection from all of life but rather an invitation to life - with hope for a better world.
May hope be lived in our lives.