In the first century, baptismal candidates approached the baptismal ceremony wearing old clothes. Allowing for modesty, these were stripped off as they entered the waters of baptism, and on surfacing, they put on new clothes. The old clothes represented the old life, while the new clothes characterized the new life in Christ. What a wonderful way to highlight the change when we become Christians. We’ll be celebrating the new life of four candidates on Sunday as they are baptized. Please do join us!