A baby dedication service was held during the worship service on Sabbath March 9, 2019 for Elias Alexander Patterson, son of Jamie and Marissa Patterson (and sister to Cora). Pastor Robert Van Horn (and proud grandfather) led the time of dedication which included special music, a covenant of dedication by the parents and confirmation of support by the many family members present and also the church family. Earlier in the service Pastor Robert had read Children Learn What They Live and this sentiment was captured in the covenant by Marissa and Jamie Patterson.
As part of the dedication service Elias’ older sister Cora and cousin Josiah Van Horn enacted the story of when Mary and Joseph brought their baby son Jesus to the temple to dedicate him found in Luke 2:22-24.
Following the service was a time of celebration and fellowship enjoying a beautiful cake made by Elias’ mom (see Cora’s Confections). Congratulations to all the proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins!
Here are some additional pictures: