Thursday, 27 June 2013


It's official now. My ordination date agreed at presbytery last night is 10 July!!! Less than two weeks away. As it was called I was aware of a whole host of butterflies taking flight in my stomach, and now I'm nervous and in awe of the responsibility of my calling but I am so excited that a new journey is about to begin. I also have my first baptism booked for the 14th of July. So now on to the practicalities of holding a wriggling baby, saying the words and sprinkling the water at the same time as trying to look like you know what you're doing! Eeek!


  1. Put the kettle on...

    One tip I've been given, using the facilities at my home church, is to pour boiling water into the font at around 10:45-10:50ish. By the time the intimations, first hymn, prayer and introduction to the baptism is out of the way, the water has cooled to a pleasant temperature and the wee yin doesn't mind getting splashed with warm water. They didn't like freezing cold water. Obviously this required some experimentation over the years as to the best time to pour the kettle so it's not too hot and not too cold.

    1. Gosh thanks Spot, hadn't even though of that aspect!