Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baptisms on Sunday

Ahh...a day of (relative) rest!  Paid the electricity bill, the telephone bill, went to the post office, and had a great breakfast with my dear wife!  Glad to hear last night that the Leroy Chapel group returned safely.  Soon, no doubt, the barrage of pics on FB!

This coming Sunday we suspend our normal church activities and all get on a bus or van or some other form of transportation and go to a nearby water park.

Baptism Sunday is definitely one of our most favorite Sundays, because baptismal times clearly evidence, perhaps better than any other single activity, the blessing of God toward our church, and the transformation that is happening in the lives of our growing family.

It is also a Sunday when we celebrate together, both Sendero 1 and Sendero 2. First, a short service, during which all the baptismal candidates give verbal testimony of their faith in Christ. the pool! We sort of take over a portion of a pool and say something like this..."based on your testimony, that you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior, we baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The rest of the day is spent eating, playing and swimming.

We are especially excited for this year's baptism, as Cathy and David will be baptized, along with around 18 others.

The video below is from last year's baptismal service.

Quote of the Day: After studying the most wildly successful companies, Jim Collins has determined that the leaders who are most effective are not the most dynamic personalities but are those who are more quiet, less assuming, and humble. They are successful because they empower, release, and exalt others rather than themselves. Such leadership is less personality dependent, and the businesses flourish over the long haul because of it. Often this form of leadership makes the difference between a good company and one that is great. In his bestselling book Good to Great, Collins calls these humble and successful leaders "Level V Leaders."' Neil Cole. Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are (p. 170).

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