Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baptism Day (Part 2)

My friend Shelley kindly took all these photos for us on our girls' special day. She was a little stressed because taking photos in church is still not commonly done in many of the churches of our denomination. It is perfectly acceptable in our church, but when you've never done it before it's still very stressful. I still remember the first time I took them in ours. Sweating bullets! Not good when you're wearing your Sunday best :o)! Anyways, I think she did awesome!! Thank you Shelley!!

 Praise team. Bub is on drums. Peach and Beans are on vocals.

 You can't see it very well, but Bub is wearing his barong.

 The gang with our pastor.

Cousins, family friends, and other children were invited up to join us.

Our pastor explains to the children what he is doing. I love how Pastor Jim always uses words and explanations that enable the children to understand our sacraments too.

 First Bella is baptised,

Then Bright Eyes,

And finally Peanut. The little girl in blue looking on is Peanut's "fwiend!"

 The big sister's sing a song for their little sisters.

God Claims You
Child(ren) of promise, God claims you
God helps you, protects you, and loves you too.
And cares for you.

We this day do all agree
[children] of God you'll always be.

[Children]of promise, God claims you
God helps you, protects you, and loves you too.
And cares for you.

We your family love you so,
we vow to help your faith to grow.

Child(ren) of promise, God claims you
God helps you, protects you, and loves you too.
And cares for you.

 Lighting the candles.


I would have loved to have posted the slide show the Engineer put together, but the song is copyrighted. We used the song Children of God by Third Day It's a beautiful song. If you have time, you should really listen to it. I linked to the video with the words so you can understand the whole thing the first time around.

The Engineer wrote almost the entire service for the day by gathering prayers, liturgies, etc. from our denomination's websites. It was a very meaningful service for us as a family. If you are interested in reading more of the service (including hearing the sermon from that day), fire me an email, and I'll send it to you.

Be blessed today!

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the photos, Deborah! What a meaningful service you had for your wee three! Love how your son wore his barong. Mine wouldn't wear one... he says the fabric is too itchy!!!

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  2. Oh, Deborah! How very wonderful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing this most beautiful service.
    Hugs all around!
    ~a

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  3. beautiful pictures and service Deborah...so funny, because our oldest is midway through designing a slideshow with the very same song for our son's dedication service! we saw the video and knew it was a perfect fit for the day. love the message of that song...anyway, thanks for sharing with us~ now it feels like i could still share in a bit of a special day, even though absent. blessings to your wee three...

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  4. Aww such beautiful pictures! Your family looked pretty confident up there! :) lol I remember 'T' was wondering what on earth was going on for her dedication!

    Your oldest three I'm sure did great singing, and playing! I sing for our youth group worship nights.

    Congrats and Blessings to your family! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Michlyn

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  5. Your family is beautiful! What a wonderful celebration! And I love your matching dresses! Also, the sign in the back ground about mirroring Christ is exactly what you and your husband are doing! Great example!

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  6. Oh, that's wonderful and beautiful!

    Julie

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  7. What a wonderful day!

    And...Happy Thanksgiving friend.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  8. What a joy to get to take a peek into your blessed day. You have a lovely family...and I noticed Bub's barong. Very nice.

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  9. Love all those smiling faces. What a wonderful day!

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  10. Beautiful. Of course the photos would not have been so wonderful if it weren't for the subjects and the subject of their day!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  11. How lovely! And so nice to get a glimpse inside your church. Thanks for sharing!

    xofrances

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  12. The pictures show very well the beauty of the baptismal service.
    We feel so blessed that we were able to take part in your special day.
    Your family is dear to my heart.
    Love and Blessings,
    Kelly

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  13. a wonderful day- God bless you all x

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