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Special Day at Fellowship Baptist Church

Friday, September 15, 2006

I wanted to post this earlier this week, but do to some difficulty with the networking aspect of the computer that I use for pictures, it has been delayed until today.

Sunday was a special day for us at Fellowship Baptist Church of Salisbury.

In addition to our regular Sunday Morning Worship Service (in which we are still looking at the life of Elijah), we had a fellowship lunch and Baptismal service down at the Nanticoke River. This was the first Baptisms that we have had since our arrival down here in Salisbury and the first Baptisms that I have ever done as Sr. Pastor. (I had the privilege of Baptizing one other person when I was a Youth Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.)

The time of fellowship was great before the Baptismal service and the Baptisms went well. It was neat for me to help these three individuals take this step of obedience to the Lord. A special treat for me was the privilege of baptizing my own son, Josiah. As a father, it is a blessing to me to see the growth in his life. I also had the privilege of baptizing Victoria, who came to know Christ on our last Sunday in the old building, and Dave, who has been saved for a number of years, but had never before been baptized.

Having the baptisms at the river was a really nice touch. We do not have a baptismal at the church building (yet), so the location on the Nanticoke River seemed like an ideal spot. (Another church in the area had hosted a previous baptism in the winter by Pastor Wagner.) The Lord gave us good weather for the baptisms and the water was not too cold.

Below are some pictures of the baptisms that my wife took.

Praise the Lord for His working in these lives and in our church.

Just my thoughts,


Cross posted at The Pastor's Pen


Andy Rupert said...

What a wonderful time that must have been! There is no greater joy than to see your own people walking in the truth.

Frank Sansone said...

Yes. It was very exciting. God is doing good things here and we rejoice in His goodness to us.