Spring 2017 Baptismal Service – The life we live as followers of Jesus is powerfully illustrated in 2 object lessons given by Him: Baptism illustrates our entry into the new life we receive when we are adopted into the family of God. This occurs as we choose to no longer live for ourselves but to instead, turn and go in a different direction, walking in loving obedience to God. Communion symbolizes our continuing connection to God as we live in covenant relationship to Him, being nourished by the food He provides. Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 & Mark 16 was that we would go, help others understand Who GOD is, who WE are apart from God, and how we can be adopted by Him: “Go, make disciples and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” On April 30th, Emmanuel rejoiced as 5 people chose to publicly declare their devotion to Jesus by being baptized as He commanded. Click here to see pictures from the event.