Happy New Year! I am experimenting with a blog for the first time.
This year started out with a great experience on New Year's Eve. I was privileged to participate in the baptism of five young people ages 12 to 18. It was snowing all day and I kept thinking that we would have to cancel our New Year's Eve service and reschedule the baptisms. But 82 people showed up in spite of at least 6 inches of powder on the ground. We deal with a lot of tough stuff in the Church (sin, death, grief), but welcoming 5 young people into the family of Christ is about as fun as it gets in the Church.
I remember as a teenager seeing my pastor baptize a grandmother and thinking, he looks like he is having a great time. I think the joy of my pastor was one of the things that God used to call me into ministry. Perhaps if there is a shortage of clergy anywhere it is because pastors are not showing off the joy of the Lord. Well, I had a great time Monday night.
Peace Lutheran Church is a community called to welcome, value, and involve all people in the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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