I'll be doing my first baptism on Sunday. E (who crawls but doesn't yet walk) has already made her mark on the otherwise mostly elderly congregation. We've had to install a baby-gate on the steps leading up to our Georgian pulpit because E has decided that she really rather likes crawling up those steps. We've told her that she will have to be able to stand and talk before she is allowed to preach.
I'm really looking forward to the baptism. The baptismal party of friends and family will increae our numbers by about 200% on Sunday and it will be a wonderful celebration as we welcome E into the Christian Community on the feast of Pentecost.
Partly because of this baptism, Lorna's post on Infant Baptism gave me a chuckle.