September 15, 2013-This morning we attended church at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Kate’s sister, Anna. One of the greatest parts about traveling is the opportunity to meet other believers and to worship with them. Pastor Cory Colravy is the pastor of CPC and is currently preaching a series of sermons about each of the 12 disciples. Today he taught on the apostle, Andrew.
As part of their service, they read through the Westminster Shorter Catechism and (of course) we happened to come on the Sunday that were about questions 94 and 95, “What is baptism?” and “Who should be baptized?” God certainly seems to have a sense of humor…Kate and I just exchanged knowing glances, smiled, and conveniently skipped saying the underlined portions of the answers:
Q. 94. What is baptism?
A. The sacrament of baptism is a washing with water in the name of the father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which is a sign and seal that we are joined to Christ, that we receive the benefits of the covenant of grace, and that we are engaged to be the Lord’s.
Q. 95. Who should be baptized?
A. Those who are not members of churches should not be baptized until they have publicly stated that they believe in Christ and will obey Him, but the infant children of church members should be baptized.
Presbyterians. They’re so right on a lot of things but why do they add the words “and seal” and “but the…”? Oh well…
Lydia missed Kate so much while we were gone
Kate cutting up Cacao for some chocolate cake!