The Easter Vigil has traditionally been a time to receive candidates for baptism into the Church. That was true in spades for Grace Lutheran Church (Clarksville, TN) this year when seven were baptized at the Easter Vigil, April 15, 2017. Gathered in darkness, the new light of Easter was kindled in a brazier and transferred to the Paschal Candle. As the congregation made their way from outside into the darkened nave, they brought the light with their hand candles. A series of readings from the Old Testament described how God had delivered His people in the past (many through water). Then the attention turned to the font and to the Rite of Holy Baptism. A baby, several small children, two youth, and an adult came forward to be sealed into the Kingdom of God in the waters of baptism. These were added to the dozen baptisms in the previous few months and to several more that follow the Vigil to total of 20 baptisms of various ages so far in 2017.