Sunday, 11 December 2016
Pointing to Jesus, showing the way
The children performed a nativity tableau, Paul led the service, andI spoke about the sign of the baby in the manger, pointing to Jesus's true identity as the saviour of the world.
It was a great service.
Earlier in the day at St James five children, all from church families, were baptised in a special third Sunday of Advent service, which included preacher Adrian Greenwood, leading the congregation in singing the old music hall favourite: 'Show me the way to go home.'
It was all part of an excellent Advent sermon about John the Baptist pointing the way, that went on to talk about the responsibility of parents and godparents, to show the way spiritually to the children who had been baptised.
Warm congratulations to Portia, Arabella, Ivan, Bryan, Theodore, all baptised today, and to their families.