The rite of Affirmation of Baptism is an important time in the life of a young person, as they claim for themselves the promises made at their baptisms. On Sunday, November 4 at the 11 a.m. worship service, the congregation will celebrate with this year’s 9th graders as they take this step in their faith journey. Please keep Eli, Bryn, Benjamin, Daniel, Hope, and Paavo in your prayers as they prepare for this significant milestone! In between services there will be cake and treats as we congratulate them as they join us as adult members in the mission and ministry we share.
As part of the Confirmation Celebration, families and godparents and the leadership of ECLC are gathering for a reception this Saturday. Each youth with their parents, siblings, baptismal sponsors, Lenten mentors, and any other significant guests, will experience a Prayer Journey around the sanctuary and hear the significance of the font, the word, the table, and the community—the reasons why confirmation is the beginning, not the end of their journey. The Ninth graders have each prepared a personal Faith Statement and presented them to the current confirmation students. A few of these faith statements will be on display at church.
What a gift to honor these 6 young people’s affirmations of their baptisms and participation in the larger community of faith on All Saints Sunday when we also remember those who have gone before us in this larger community of faith. It will be a sacred time together; please come!