An affirmation of faith, Confirmation is a public affirming of one’s Baptismal vows. Confirmation also reflect’s an individual’s desire to be wholly a part of a worshiping community.
Even for those young people who cannot verbally express their desire to be a part of this worshiping community, their desire is evident in the great joy they express when they are in our midst. Sometimes parents tell me that they want their children to wait until they understand the sacrament before they receive Holy Communion, an I always respond “Do you mean that you understand the Holy Mystery of Communion?”
We become full members of the Body of Christ at Baptism. This Sunday, October 1 we are overjoyed to receive seven young people into the full membership of our Rhythms of Grace community through Confirmation and we warmly welcome the Rt. Rev. Hector Monterosso to our service.