A Formal Invitation to a Celebration of Holy Baptism

Hear ye! Hear ye! You are hereby invited to attend the baptisms of Lilyan Nicole Stilwell, her twin brother, Liam Henry Stilwell and their cousin, Jackson Silas Pacheco-DeQue, at The Family of Faith – Miramesa on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 11 AM.

This baptism is a historic event for these three children and their families. It is also a historic event for The Family of Faith – Miramesa for it will be the first time the new baptismal font will be used. Mr. James Overaitis, the husband of our preschool teacher, Mrs. Michelle Overaitis, custom built the baptismal font for The Family of Faith – Miramesa. James built the font in such a way as to match the craftsmanship James used to build the cross which decorates the chapel-area at Miramesa. It was generous for James to offer the Lord his craftsmanship for the Lord generously confirmed his daughter, Grace, and baptized his son, Wyatt, in May and June of 2018.

In addition to the joy of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and the joy of the chapel furnishings, there is also the great joy of baptizing THREE children at one worship service. Recently, one child was baptized on each of three sequential Sundays (January 20, January 27, and February 3. 2019). While these baptisms were celebrated by The Family of Faith with great joy, God has chosen to continue to bless us as three more children will be adopted into the family of faith through the water and the Word.

Because baptism is a joy, because God is uniquely blessing our church with numerous baptisms, and because the Lord has also uniquely motivated his people to share their skills and craftsmanship, we would like you to make a special effort to join the congregation in worship on February 24 at The Family of Faith – Miramesa. This invitation is for all of the members of The Family of Faith and for all of the preschool families too.

If you are reading this and need to be baptized, or your child needs to be baptized, please contact me, Pastor Doug Krengel, at PastorDoug@TFOF.org. It would be my joy to assist you in knowing the joy of the Lord.

– Pastor Doug




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