The congregations of both Abbotsford and Dalmuir Barclay joined together with the congregation of our Minister Ruth's family church at Faifley yesterday.
The occasion... the Baptism of Ruth & Steven's daughter, Grace Maureen.
Baptisms are always happy occasions and there was a real sense of a 'family' welcome to one and all. This was reinforced by the reading of the 'Great Commandment'
The long table of tea and cakes afterwards, provided by the Faifley Congregation, was the ... er... 'icing on the cake'.
It was also fitting that the word 'grace' cropped up, more than once, during the service.
For her part, Grace behaved impeccably and took in all that was going on.
Grace received a baptismal gift on behalf of the Abbotsford Congregation.
"The Lord bless thee and keep thee... and give thee peace!"