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November 10, 2017

A Recklessly-In-Love Mama

Written by: Julia Smolucha

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

I’ll lead with my favorite part of this story as a recklessly-in-love mama: Harrison Lancaster will be baptized during 10:30 a.m. worship on Thanksgiving day. But here’s the invitation I really want you to hear: maybe you (or your child) would also desire to be baptized on Thanksgiving day. What is a more fitting way to say thank you to God, than by baptizing your little one as a sheep in God’s flock? It would mean so much to me if your family experienced baptism, too (like on Easter Sunday this year when so many were baptized together at the beach). Baptism is a deep thanksgiving. Baptism is a sincere and holy welcome. Baptism is God’s promise to us, that God will hover over the order and the chaos of everyday life from beginning to ending, from now until forever from now. Share in this joy. Let me know if you are interested in being baptized on Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving worship will include music from our choir, acts of thanks, communion and (we hope) your presence. Hang up your apron, leave your turkey in the oven, come worship God with us, and give thanks.