WORSHIP INSIGHT: Baptismal Font – Central

WORSHIP INSIGHT: Baptismal Font – Central

Categories: Education,Pastor's Thoughts,Principles

In ancient times, churches were built over running water in order to make use of it in the practice of baptism, and the built-in font usually took a central place in the gathering. The font isn’t merely to be remember only at baptisms, but rather, it’s what all the baptized gather around each Sunday, something that helps us remember why we gather in the first place. The very first words spoken publicly each Sunday, “In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,” remind us that we begin worship as baptized, forgiven children of God. It is not by accident that these opening words are spoken from the font and that the pastor dips her hand in the waters to make the sign of the cross.

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