May 9, 2011

May 8th

 Last year, a little after 11:00am on May 8th we said our vows.

The Blessing of the Marraige
O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servnats, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

This year, just after 11:00am on May 8th, our son was sealed by the Holy Spirit in holy baptism.
(A wonderful first Mother's Day!)

The Baptism
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon him your servant the forgiveness of sin, have raised him to the new life of grace.  Sustain him, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit.  Give him an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to perservere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.  Amen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a year!!!! I have to say I feel blessed that I got to be apart of both journeys, thank you for that! I am so happy for you guys!

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub