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United water baptismal service at Lisburn Elim

Candidates from Lisburn Elim and Kingdom Life Faith Centre who were baptised at a united water baptismal service in Lisburn Elim on Sunday 8th October.  Included in the picture are Kyle Moore, Pastor Norman Christie and Mrs Doreen Christie - Lisburn Elim (left) and Mrs Mary Agnew, Pastor Brian Agnew and Colin McMinn - Kingdom Life (right).

The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn pictured at the united water baptismal service in Lisburn Elim on Sunday 8th October.  Included in the picture is L to R: (back row) Pastor Norman Christie, Mrs Doreen Christie, Mrs Mary Agnew and Pastor Brian Agnew.

The congregations of Lisburn Elim and Kingdom Life Faith Centre held a united water baptismal service in Lisburn Elim on Sunday evening 8th October.  Pastor Norman Christie led the service and welcomed the large congregation and in particular the guests of honour, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn.  He said, “while we frequently pray for those who have high office in our city, it is indeed a privilege and honour to receive you here this evening.  We thank the Mayor for his broadmindedness and excellent initiative in visiting various churches in the area”.  The Mayor responded by thanking Pastor Christie for his invitation to Lisburn Elim and brought the greeting from Lisburn City Council, wishing God’s blessing on all their work.

Kyle Moore - Lisburn Elim and John Kempton - Kingdom Life led the praise and worship.  The hymns included How Great Thou Art and To God be the Glory.  Nathan Jess sang three solos entitled - Does anyone hear her, Above all and Jesus loves me.  In his address entitled ‘Knowing Christ’, Pastor Christie based his thoughts on John 1 v 26-34 and spoke about the importance of a personal encounter with Christ.  His text was verse 26 - “but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not”.  Addressing the key question - “Do you really know Christ as your Saviour?” he explained that knowing about Christ will not save you; knowing the Gospel will not save you; but knowing Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour WILL save you. 

Rachel Kirk presents a bouquet of flowers to the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn at the united water baptismal service in Lisburn Elim on Sunday 8th October. 

Tommy and Janette Vance (seated) pictured with their 14-year-old triplets - Rebecca, Thomas and Rachel, who were baptised at the united water baptismal service in Lisburn Elim on Sunday 8th October.  It was a double celebration for Tommy as it was his 57th birthday. 

Candidates from Lisburn Elim shared their testimony in an interview conducted by Kyle Moore; and following a short talk by Pastor Brian Agnew, candidates from Kingdom Life Faith Centre, Lisburn, shared their testimony in an interview conducted by Colin McMinn.  Prior to the act of baptism, the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn presented certificates to members of both congregations who were to be baptised, after which Rachel Kirk presented a bouquet of flowers to the Mayoress.

Pastor Norman Christie assisted by Paul Smyth and Pastor Brian Agnew assisted by Colin McMinn conducted the acts of baptism.  Those baptised were Thomas, Rebecca and Rachel Vance, Sasha Burns, Gareth Beggs, Joyce Clements Myrtle Montgomery, Stephanie McMaster, Julie Robb, Evelyn Cowan, Matthew Duke and Mairead Keery.

A buffet supper was served in the church hall after the baptismal service.