Sunday, 10 July 2016

Daniel – We Welcome You!

It was a delight for our church when two of our members, Nelson and Erica Nelson-Adomako brought their young son Daniel for baptism this morning. Baptism is the sign of entry into the church family. The baptism included signing Daniel with the sign of the cross, and pouring water on his head. It was also a welcome into the church – as we all responded, during the service: “we welcome you into the fellowship of faith; we are children of the same heavenly Father; we welcome you.” The service was conducted by our vicar, Steve Bailey.

The talk, which was given by our youth worker, Lou McGoldrick, was based on the story of Gideon. He was chosen by God to lead the children of Israel. He was fearful of the supremely difficult task he had been given, but God provided for his needs, as he will for Daniel, too, as he grows up and faces life’s difficulties, if he calls on him.

After the service we all enjoyed refreshments donated by Daniel’s family and the church family. Thank you so much to all who helped organise this.

During the service Steve addressed the congregation and said: “People of God will you welcome Daniel and uphold him in his new life in Christ?” And we replied: “with the help of God, we will.” Now the challenge for us is to continue to uphold him in prayer.