Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,
Remember your baptism. For some of you, this means recalling that you were baptized even though you can't recall the event by memory. For others, this means recalling a time and place when and where you were baptized. We, in the Presbyterian Church, celebrate both infant and adult baptism. In both, we signify and celebrate the same thing: God's all-embracing, eternal love in the life of an individual and a community. In both, we say that God loves someone before they could do anything to earn it and that we are a community who loves without condition. At every baptism, we remember that we are so loved and we commit to love the baptized and all others in a similar way. This Sunday, we celebrate the baptism of Amanda Crose. I hope you will be encouraged by and for love in this celebration.
The baptism will (hopefully) occur during our 9:15 am outdoor worship service. Again, please make sure to check the website and/or Facebook in case of inclement weather. Masks are not mandated outside. This week we will also have livestream worship at 10:30 am. On the following week, we kick-off summer worship and Christian education. At 9:15 am on the 20th, there will be outdoor education opportunities for children and adults (both will be quite fun). At 10:30 am, we are inviting you to worship in the sanctuary, if you are comfortable. Masks are required for indoor worship. Please register online, so that we can plan for safe spacing. (See the links above and below.) Services will continue to be livestreamed.
In baptism, we remember who we are and recommit to who we are meant to be. As we gather again, I think we will have many opportunities to remember and recommit. I look forward to the ways we will be together as God's beloved children.