The Rite of Welcome

On Sunday, January 28th, the day of the PRLC Annual Meeting, we celebrate the Rite of Welcome at both services.  In this rite, our candidates in the WAY process are welcomed into the congregation, receiving the gift of a Bible, prayers of blessing, and the sign of the Cross.    This rite marks the beginning of a journey that leads to baptism or affirmation of baptism.  In addition to the adults asking this journey, our 8th grade confirmation students will be included as they prepare for their Affirmation of Baptism on Pentecost.