Repeatedly, in each of the four gospels, Jesus invites people - the rich and the poor, the whole and the broken, the religious and the seeking to follow him. Through the years we too are offered this same invitation: to follow in the Way of Jesus. As a church we acknowledge this in baptism when we vow to teach children through our words and actions about the Way of Jesus and in confirmation we extend the invitation to young men and women to join us in following Jesus. Confirmation is not the end of a journey, but a celebration. This Sunday we will celebrate as six young men and women join us in our journey of faith. We will challenge and comfort one another as we continue to seek where God is calling us. We will not always agree, but we will not be disagreeable. We will once again affirm our commitment to love one another, to hold one another accountable and to follow where the Spirit guides us individually and as a community.