Take Heart, Get Up, Jesus Is Calling You!
What happens in baptism? It is in the event of baptism that God’s promise of forgiveness and eternal life is fulfilled! The element of water combines with God’s word; sin is washed away, forgiveness splashes over you, salvation is confirmed. The baptismal promises we, or our parents, make, are a helpful guide in our calling. We promise to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus and to strive for justice and peace. Today, we will affirm our baptismal promises together with our confirmation students, who are graduating from their two-year class with this special rite.
Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA.