One of my colleagues has a framed copy of his baptismal certificate hanging on the wall in his office. He has it in a prominent place—right where you might normally put a diploma, or for a pastor, a Letter of Call.
I thought that was brilliant. It’s a great reminder that no matter what we may achieve, or what we may be called to do in this life, our first and most important call is to serve God through the waters of baptism. Before we could even dream of doing something more—of being a garbage truck technician or a fire engine driver as my three year old desires—or anything else we may aspire to in life, first, God calls us to simply be a child of the divine.
As a church, we seek to live that idea out in all we do. Everyone here is a valuable child of God, with an important role to play, whether you've been here for one day or 10,000 days.
Whether you are just passing through town, have recently moved to the Alexandria area, or have been here for decades, we hope you'll stop by and worship God with us on Sunday. Whether life is easy for you right now or whether you're going through a tough patch, I know you'll find comfort and joy in being in this holy place. Come and join us in looking for where God is active in our world.
If you have questions, I'd love to chat. Please give the church a call or email me at pastorKate@gslutheran.net.