Baptism

At Abbotshall we see Baptism as an affirmation of God’s love for all people. It is not a set of rituals to make God love us or to get us into heaven rather, we believe that affirms our truest identity that before we could do anything God loved us. So, we celebrate this as a community because it reminds us of God’s love for all of us. Baptism is for both infants and adults as we affirm God’s love.
Baptism is normally administered at Sunday worship in front of the congregation. This emphasises the nature of the sacrament as incorporation into the body of Christ and the life of the Church. There is a little more flexibility in some cases.

For those parents who feel unable to make the promises of baptism the Church of Scotland recently approved an order of service for the thanksgiving and blessing of a child. The blessing ceremony takes place at morning worship following the same pattern as that for Baptism, except the wording is different, the promises are different, and no water is used.

Please consider speaking about becoming a member if you’re thinking of baptism.

If you would like to discuss baptism or blessing please contact the minister:
Rev Justin Taylor
(01592) 267915 or jtaylor[at]churchofscotland.org.uk

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Thought for the week

Prayer for January

Prayer
Incomparable God,
our minds cannot hold You,
our words cannot express You
and Your goodness and mercy
stretch beyond our capabilities.

And yet out of Your abundant grace
You call us to live our lives
in the brightness of Your presence;
that we might hold each thought and word
to the light of Your truth,
so that we may be truth;
and hold each word and deed
to the light of Your love,
so that we may be love.

Illumine our lives
with Your vivifying presence
that we in turn, may radiate
Your life-giving love to others.
Amen

Taken from “Pray Now Group – Revealing Love” Published by Saint Andrews Press.