Zach’s Confirmation Sunday

Zach was baptized at Rejoice Lutheran Church on Sun, April 21, 2002

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Then almost exactly 13 years later on Sun, April 19, 2015 he was confirmed at Rejoice Lutheran Church

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The rehearsal on Saturday…yeah, the kids feel at home here! Z has bare feet!
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Overall it was a wonderful weekend of celebration, but of course in true Ramsey form we had to have some drama along with the good times. On Saturday afternoon, Zach and his cousins were playing on the driving range behind grandma’s house and Zach got hit with a golf ball in the middle of the forehead! He came in announcing that he had a third eye. I started freaking out a bit when I saw the largest goose-egg pop out from his forehead! It looked terrible.

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This picture does not adequately show how big this sucker was! Scary!

Once we determined he didn’t have a concussion or anything (quick call to Uncle Bruce), he just iced it and we hoped the swelling would go down for the confirmation pictures the next day! Thankfully it did and he was just fine. Now it is just a good story that will make confirmation that more memorable!

Cool devotional book gift from Barkers. He jokingly was covering up his goose-egg for the picture!
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Gifts from Pillsbury’s: customized dogtags…very Zachary
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And framed quote from Grandpa P….also very Zachary
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It had to happen…
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Ready to go in his new duds! He really wanted a tie bow tie and he wasn’t satisfied until he tied it himself!
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The procession into church – big class of 9 kids this year!
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The Barkers waiting patiently
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We even had a canine visitor celebrating with us!
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They all did a very nice job!
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Can you see the goose-egg?!
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With GMa and GPa
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Evan and Zach have been buddies since they were about 3 years old!
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Zach’s confirmation certificate and memory verse. The memory verse he picked once he learned that “Jesus wept”. was out was Isaiah 40:30-31: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Very fitting.

The sentence that Pastor picked to highlight from Zach’s final paragraph was this one: “Knowing that my core identity is a gift from God makes me feel unique and special”.

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Brunch at Blue Canyon after the service
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Grateful for such a fun and memorable celebration with family and friends. I felt God’s presence with us through the weekend…goose-eggs and all!

1 thought on “Zach’s Confirmation Sunday

  1. What a wonderful day for Zach and his family and fantastic gifts…although the gift of confirmation was the best. Great pics! Thanks for sharing! …and no, cannot see the goose egg on the confirmation pics. Congrats to Zach once again! Love you all.

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