As parents bring their children to baptism, they are entrusted to help their child grow in the Christian faith and promise: “… to live with them among God’s faithful people, bring them to the word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments, place in their hands the holy scriptures, and nurture them in faith and prayer, so that your children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.”
Confirmation, or the Affirmation of Baptism, is the time when confirmands declare for themselves that they will live out the promises made for them by their parents and sponsors in their baptism.
Affirmation of Baptism Services
On this day there will be a joyous celebration as hundreds gather to witness the Affirmation of Baptism-Rite of Confirmation services. All are welcomed and encouraged to join us as at these services as we rejoice in the confirmands’ decision to continue in the covenant God made with them in Holy Baptism: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear His Word and share His supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of our Lord Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth!
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