“A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child”

Heavenly Father, you sent your Son into this world. We thank you for the life of this child entrusted to our care. Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to love and nurture this child that he may attain the full stature intended for him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

At Christ Church we rejoice with parents and family on the birth of a new baby. In keeping with the prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of a child from the Book of Common Prayer, we welcome a new little one with love and support trusting in God’s blessing of love and grace upon the child and family.

For many years, Christ Church has had a tradition of welcoming new babies and offering a show of support and love to the family through several ministries. These ministries include meals delivered to the parents after the baby comes home, as well as the gift of a hand knitted cap and blanket made by parishioners. Clergy may also visit a new baby in the hospital or at home to offer a blessing.

If you are expecting a baby or have recently had a baby, we would love to welcome your new addition! Just give the church office a call to let us know. The clergy, staff, and parishioners of Christ Church are here to love and encourage you and your little one.

Volunteers are always welcome to join our New Baby Ministry to either prepare and deliver a meal, to be a baby cap and blanket knitter, or to be a deliverer of caps and blankets to new babies. Please contact Amy to become a New Baby Ministry volunteer.