Easter Sunday is one of the two annual days when we offer baptisms (the other is All Saints Sunday). It is fitting to do so because baptism signifies our participation in Christ’s death and resurrection. Romans 6:4 tells us that “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” The phrase “newness of life” is describing an invitation to a totally new kind of life. To become a Christian is to be transformed. When a person invites the Living God to be Lord, everything must change. So what does this change look like? The new sermon series, beginning with Easter Sunday, is titled “Entering Into the Newness of Life.” We’ll continue preaching through the lectionary texts, all of which explore aspects of this new life in Christ. Make plans now to be here for the next eight Sundays leading us into Pentecost on June 4th.