Dear family and friends-
We wanted to let you know of the upcomming event for Elise. This Sunday we will be giving her, her name and blessing during our Sacrament Meetings.
Location: LDS Chapel, 3224 Jasper Street, West Lafayette, IN
Time: 11 am (please try to arrive 10 mintues early)
Dress: Sunday Best (Dresses & Ties)
We will be sitting in the middle of the chapel feel free to sit with us, or find a comfy spot of your own.
For those of you unfamiliar with this event, I have included some additional information.
The giving a name and a blessing is a sacred ordinance and happy experience for our family. In Luke 1:5-14, 26-33 John the Baptist and Jesus Christ received their names, and likewise we do the same for members of our church. Jesus Christ Blessed little children with the authority from our Heavenly Father, and likewise that authority is held in the Church today. This authority is the Melchizedek Priesthood, which in our case Jeffrey received when he was 19 years old, just prior to serving as a missionary in Germany. Jeff and other priesthood bearers will stand in a circle holding Elise, and Jeff will give her her name and a blessing. Because Jeff does this with the authority of the priesthood, this means that the blessing will be recognized by God. This ordinence is seperate from the ordinance of baptism into the church which happens with the childs request after the age of 8.
We understand that some of you are too far away to attend, but for those that can make it we'd love to have you join us in this celebration.
All our love,
Jeff & Ann Maas