Immanuel Lutheran School student and staff baptism birthdays are recognized on the first Wednesday of each month during the chapel service. Each person celebrating a baptism birthday during that month is called forward and receives a small token of remembrance. This year everyone will receive armbands that celebrate the Colors of Salvation, explained below.
Gold represents God.
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." --John 3:16 (MSG)
Black represents sin.
"So where does that put us? Do we Jews get a better break than the others? Not really. Basically, all of us, whether insiders or outsiders, start out in identical conditions, which is to say that we all start out as sinners." --Rom. 2:9 (MSG)
Red represents the blood Jesus shed.
"God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public—to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured." --Rom. 9:25 (MSG)
White represents forgiveness.
"Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life." --Psalm 51:7 (MSG)
Green represents growing in God.
"Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. Glory to the Master, now and forever! Yes!" --2 Peter 3:18
Gold represents heaven.
"The wall was jasper, the color of Glory, and the City was pure gold, translucent as glass." --Rev. 21:18