I mentioned yesterday that I may share some funny stories from the last eight years. By far, the funniest story was when Lonnie "double dipped" Matthew Collins.
It was one of Lonnie's (Lonnie is our Minister of Children & Family) first baptisms and words cannot express how nervous he was. I think he even had the words he was to say on cue cards, taped to the baptistery.
Well, the story goes that Lonnie took Matt's confession and immediately dunked him. Well, in our particular church we share the following words before we lower them into the water: "I now baptize you in the name of the Father, Son & the Holy Spirit". Well, Lonnie forgot and so as Matt is walking up the steps to dry off, Lonnie remembers, reaches for the back of Matt's wet gown and drags him back into the baptistery and says, "Hold on! We're going to do this again. We're going to do it right." And he proceeds to do the whole thing over again.
Hilarious story and one we frequent in staff meetings:)