Sunday, January 13, 2013 Baptism of Jesus Sunday Sacrament of Baptism

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baptism of Jesus Sunday

Sacrament of Baptism

God Invites Us to Worship

The “Pic Ups” lead us in singing


Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Lighting of the Christ candle

Hymn:  VU# 228 “Sing Praises to God”

Prayer of Approach:  (All)

Just as Jesus went down under the Water to be baptized,

So may we immerse ourselves in worship and praise.

Just as Jesus did this to fulfill all righteousness,

So may we seek to be righteous all our days.

Just as the Spirit descended on Christ as a dove,

May we know the blessing of the spirit’s presence

Settling gently on us now, and making our intentions Holy.      AMEN.                                            

(Written by  Kate Crawford, Gathering Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2012-2013, p. 36. 

Used with permission)                   

Choir:   “Jesus And the Children”

                   words  Jennifer Dowell

                                  music Michael Barrett

Sacrament of Baptism

(The children are welcome to come forward for the Baptism)

We welcome Ashton and Marla Weber who

bring their daughter Tessa Annalyn  to be baptised

Introduction to Baptism

Promises of the parents, the God-parents, and the congregation

Blessing of the water

The Baptism

The Declaration

Presenting the Baptismal Candle and the certificate

Hymn:  MV #161 “I have Called You By Your Name”

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Isaiah 43:1-7

Psalm 29  (VU pp. 755-765 )

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Anthem:  “Holy and Mighty”      

                         words and music  Pepper Choplin


God Invites Us to Respond

Presentation of our Gifts:


Offering Response: VU# 542

         “We give you but your own,

          whate’er the gift may be;

          all that we have is yours alone,

          we give it gratefully.”

Dedication Prayer:

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer (said)

Hymn:  VU# 87 “I Am the Light Of the World”

Commissioning and Benediction 

Choral Benediction:

Amen, Amen, 

Hallelujah  Amen (x2)

Grace United Church