Pastoral Ponderings                 September 5, 2021


Good Morning, CCOB Family & Friends,

  Today’s Service of Word, Table, and Water will continue outdoors (weather permitting) as we

celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. Ella Wendy Padgett will be baptized into Christ.   She will be joined by her parents, Raymond & Lesley Padgett, and her paternal grandparents, John Padgett & Wendy Griswold. Other family members include her maternal grandparents, Mark & Jill Stephens, and her aunts Olivia Padgett & Sarah Stephens.

  A reception will be held in Ella’s honor immediately following the baptism, hosted by her grandparents, John & Wendy. Congratulations to Ella & her family!

  It is indeed a rare opportunity when the Church celebrates the two sacraments instituted by Christ:

The Lord’s Supper and Baptism. When we break bread and drink the cup, we remember Christ and His great sacrifice for the world on the cross. We recall Jesus’ baptism, our own, and the significance of welcoming a little child into the life and ministry of Christ’s Church.

  In case of inclement weather, Ella’s baptism will be held in the sanctuary after worship. Her Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to protect their child from COVID. Due to the pandemic, if an indoor baptism becomes necessary, attendance will be limited to family and friends. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Together in Christ, Jim