Taking the Scenic Route

Zora’s Dedication

11th May 2008

Zora’s Dedication

For those wondering “what’s a dedication?”, Mennonites only do Believer’s (Adult) Baptism.  So, instead of doing child baptisms, we do child dedications.  It is  really similar to baptism, except no water.  Basically, there is a long extended version of “Will you raise this child to be a Christian?” and we say “We will”.  In every church I have been to in the past, the congregation also has a litany where they promise to support the parents and the child as they grow in the church, but this church, apparently, doesn’t do that.  I don’t know if that is a Brethren thing, or just a “by church” thing, but I assume it is an individual church thing.  I was a little surprised because I was always under the impression that the church family was as much a part of the dedication as the individual family.  The rest of the dedication was beautiful though.

So today was Zora’s day.  (some of the pictures aren’t great because there wasn’t quite enough light and it wasn’t appropriate to use a flash)

On the way to Sunday School

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Singing “Deep and Wide” in Sunday School.  (they had the Moms there for a special Mother’s Day thing)

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The Dedication

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After the Worship Service we went out to eat with my parents.  They came up to see the dedication (and she took the pictures for us) and spend lunch with us, and they go to my brother’s house for supper tonight.  It was a nice lunch.  Good food, great conversation, and the kids did a MUCH better job of waiting with Grandma and Grandpa there.  A nice Mother’s Day for me. (although I do need to invest in some hair clips…I had hair clip failure today and felt a little like Cousin It today.  The sad part was when I got into my car after lunch and some of my hair got caught in the door.  I leaned back to see several full length hairs hanging from the door jam onto my lap with the roots on the end.  owie)

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There are currently 2 responses to “Zora’s Dedication”

  1. 1 On May 12th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    Ouch! But I’m glad you had a great mothers day! Zora looks so pretty

  2. 2 On May 12th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    Oh my goodness, Zora is adorable! Looks like it was a beautiful dedication.

    Ouch on the hair caught in the door! I’ve done that and it hurts!!

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