Sunday October 28, 2012 22nd Sunday After Pentecost Sacrament of Baptism

Sunday  October 28, 2012

22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Sacrament of Baptism

God Invites Us to Worship

Prelude:   The Pic-ups


Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship:

Hymn:  VU#232 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”

Prayer of Approach:  (Unison)

Holy One, God of compassion and Love,

we bring our hopes and our joys,

our plans and our dreams,

our gifts and our promises, and ask you to bless them.

We bring our lives, and our future;

We seek guidance when we lose our way,

We ask forgiveness when we are wrong or have hurt others,

We hope for courage to face the challenges and fears of each day.

Open our eyes to the wonder of your world.

Strengthen us to accept the gift and responsibility of discipleship,

Hold us always in your mercy and care, in our praising and in our praying,

Here and everywhere.


Sacrament of Baptism  ( children are invited to come to the front)

Anthem:  “Come Unto Me”

                                 Words & music – W. Paul Rumbolt

Introduction of the Baptismal Family:

Mackenzie Elizabeth Goodland

Daughter of Bradley Goodland & Charley Prince


Promises of the Family

Promises of the Congregation

The Baptism

Presentation of certificate and Candle

Hymn: VU# 455 “This Child of Ours”

We return to our places (children to Sunday school)

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Hebrew Scripture:         Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)  (VU  pp. 761-762)

Gospel:  Mark 10: 46-5

Choral Response:  MV# 108  “I Know Your Word”

Anthem:  “Homeless People Will You Listen” 

                 Words – Walter Farguharson  Music – Ron Klusmeier


Hymn:  VU #371 “Open My Eyes”

God Invites Us to Respond


Offering Hymn: 

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow:

         praise God, all creatures high and low:

         give thanks to God in love made known:

         Creator, Word and Spirit, One.

Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer  

Hymn:  VU# 642  “Be Thou My Vision”

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Benediction

Amen (x’s 3)


A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23 .She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.

Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the  kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Rick was so nervous, when it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."



Grace United Church