Puslinch, Canada—August 22, 2020, was a special Sabbath for the Puslinch church. Following the Sabbath School and the Divine Service, Sister Esther's Profession of Faith ceremony was conducted by Brother Joe Zic Jr. and Brother Dorin Burca.
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, Sister Esther made a covenant with the Lord through baptism. It was a beautiful experience to witness the joy on her face and the faces of her brothers and sisters in the Lord as she stepped into the waters of baptism.
The baptism was held on Sunday morning at "Heaven on Earth Farms" in Ontario. Brother Walter Lukic began the Baptismal service, and we united our voices singing "Ring the Bells of Heaven".
Before the candidate entered the lake, Brother Walter Lukic highlighted the importance of Sister Esther's decision to be baptized according to the Biblical baptism by immersion in the water. Brother Dorin Burca offered the prayer of dedication and those present were reminded of the sacredness of the occasion, remembering that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are present at every baptism, to receive those who have renounced the world and who have received Christ into the soul temple.
As a small orchestra played "Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It!", Brother Dorin Burca stepped into the water together with Sister Esther, and she was immersed into the watery grave in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost and raised anew in the Lord.
Brother Marian Sirbu offered the closing remarks and a closing prayer.
The fellowshipment service followed at the local Puslinch Church. Brother Dorin Burca shared a few words of welcome to Sister Esther and presented her with a Certificate of Baptism. The right hand of church fellowshipment was extended to Sister Esther, and the service concluded as she offered words of thanksgiving.
We praise God and thank Him for making this special joyful occasion possible. May we all continue to daily grow in Christ and always remember the promise written in"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ".