When the Church first started around Pentecost Sunday most early converts were adults. When these adults were baptized into the Christian faith they made vows to the Lord to remain faithful to His Word and teaching. The rite of Confirmation began as the majority of baptisms in churches transitioned to infants and children. Those who brought their children to baptism would make promises in their stead. Confirmation was time for the child to make those vows their own. Today, the church continues that rite of Confirmation by first instructing children in the teachings of God’s Word in the hope that they would take responsibility for their faith.
Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the confirmation of two of our younger members. It’s a good opportunity to remind yourself of your own confirmation vow to the Lord; what it means and how God continues to strengthen you through it. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our service begins at 10 am. A reception for our confirmands will follow the service.