On Sunday, May 6th, we celebrated the Affirmation of Baptism and Rite of Confirmation for our students Adam and Alex. These young men were baptized and grew up in the church, participated in Confirmation classes with Pastor Beth and Dan B., were presented by their families, and affirmed their faith as loved and forgiven children of God. Joined by their 7th grade classmates Laney and Evan, they selected all the music for Sunday’s service and wrote a class creed for the congregation to proclaim.
The audio for this post includes the appointed Gospel Lesson for this day, John 15: 9-17, read by Pastor Beth along with Adam’s and Alex’s faith reflections. We give thanks for the faith of our students and rejoice that they are not only the church of the future, but they are also important members of the Body of Christ now. God bless you and your families, Adam and Alex! Thank you for sharing your faith and your lives with the people of St. Mark.