On Monday, July 5, 2021 Pastor Greg had the opportunity to baptize Joelle Elizabeth Riddell, daughter of Andrew and Megan Riddell of Colorado. Joelle's baptism presented the opportunity for three sisters, one local, one from Colorado, and one from California to celebrate together. Pastor Greg coordinated the baptism with the Riddell's Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor in Colorado, who had already done the prebaptismal counseling.
Often our ministry extends beyond the ordinary. This provided the opportunity for both a family reunion as well as some Pan-Lutheran collaboration. Additionally, the whole event was made possible because the local family had a child once enrolled in St. Peter's Lutheran School; so, when the sisters started planning, St. Peter's Lutheran Church was their first and only call.