The Crones in town gathered on a hot evening at Rhonda's to look over on the river while chatting and noshing.
I had to bake for the Soup's On kitchen on Friday and go to spend about 5 hours helping to prepare and serve there. Then on Saturday it was time to make a dessert for the immersion baptism on Sunday. I did not make these cupcakes though they were lovely.
This is not a usual thing for an Anglican/Episcopalian church. We do infant baptisms or in church baptisms at the font in the abbey and then confirmation ceremonies later, usually in the teens but sometimes in mid-life. So when a middle-aged man who became a committed Christian a few years ago, decided he wanted to be re-baptized by immersion we had to do some thinking and opening of our brains so new Holy Spirit winds could drift through them.
The Bishop was all OK with the idea so we set up a day and went to the same lake above town that my grandkids catch all their fish in during May and June. There were a lot of tears and hugs and jubilation.
Afterwards, because we had all renewed our vows during his ceremony, the presiders started splashing water on all of us at the shore who were witnessing.
It was a joyous and frivolous moment that united us all some more as a family in Christ.
We participated in an outdoor Eucharist later