Baptism at the Lake

I wanted to briefly share, while it was fresh in my memory, about this past Sunday's service.

This past Sunday NorthStar did not meet in the building that we rent. Instead we met at the edge of Lake Coeur d'Alene. It was a beautiful day, sunny with a high of 75 or so with a slight warm breeze. We met on a lawn maintained by North Idaho College that overlooks the lake right on the beach. Everyone brought food, and we grilled burgers. There were about 40 people there I guess, with their lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Rich and Tom led us in worship, and we sang to the God who created the beauty around us. I preached a short message from Luke 9 about the cost of discipleship and what it means to publicly proclaim Christ. Together we prayed that our church would be commited to publicly sharing the Gospel. Then we shared a meal.

After we ate together we gathered on the shore. We baptized three people in the chilly water; all three of them adult believers fulfilling obedience to Christ. They were publicly (very publicly!) proclaiming their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our church was joining them in that proclaimation and commiting to hold them to their covenant with the Lord.

It was a wonderful day for our church. Please pray for more of the same.
(We will post pictures as soon as they are ready.)


  1. That's awesome Bennett! I would have loved to be a part of that experience. Lord willing, the Father will keep adding to your numbers those who want to be disciple's of Jesus.

    Great news! That was worth every penny of your move to that area.


  2. Congratulations on what sounds like a wonderful day of worship! You didn't mention-I wonder if any "spectators" were attracted to see what was going on? Our prayers are with the three who fulfilled their public professions and the church body who will nurture them (and their leaders, too). Thanks for sharing this


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