This week we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus and remember our own baptism. For some of us, this is a tough task since we were baptized as infants. Others of us have vivid memories of our baptism. Still others have not been baptized either by circumstance or by choice. In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we celebrate all baptisms and wait expectedly for those who wish to come forward to be baptized.
As I will say in the sermon, “Baptism is the confirmation of God’s grace already received.” This statement from our founders makes the Disciples of Christ unique among denominations. It is for this reason that we recognize all baptisms and do not “re-baptize” anyone who wishes to join our congregation. So all are welcome and we wait with open arms for all to come. We are the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and we accept all people as God’s own children.
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!