First Baptism?

This coming Sunday, I will, God willing, pour water over a tiny girl’s head and speak God’s Word. And she will be delivered from sin, death, and the devil. This will be the first baptism since I was ordained and installed at this church.

God has been doing this saving work for some time now. I am now just getting in the long line of pastors who have been really close in witnessing such a great event.

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9 thoughts on “First Baptism?

  1. My hat’s off to you for getting through seminary and now shepherding a flock. And keep baptizing those babies –all the better for them!

  2. Out of curiosity, do Lutherans allow baptism by the laity in emergencies? I know the Catholic Church does, although it’s preferable to have a clergyman do it if possible.

  3. Congratulations, on your first baptism, new Kung Fu master Michael. A milestone indeed!

    Now, your next milestone may be to deny a baptism.

    We Lutherans are huge on baptism!

    The Terrible Swede

    (World Magazine IT guys, still blocking Blogger?)

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