Sunday September 14, 2014 Fourteenth after Pentecost Sacrament of Baptism

Sunday  September 14,  2014

Fourteenth after Pentecost

Sacrament of Baptism

God Invites Us to Worship

Lighting of the Candles

Introit:  MV8 “And On This Path

And on this path, the gates of holiness are open wide, and on this path, the gates of holiness are open wide, and on this path the gates of holiness are open wide!   Open wide, Open wide, Open wide!  The gates are open wide!

So enter in the gates of holiness are open wide, so enter in the gates of holiness are open wide, so enter in the gates of holiness are open wide! Open wide, Open wide, Open wide!  The gates are open wide! 

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace 

Prayer: (All)

 Holy God,

         You guide our journey, and call us to prayer

         You inspire our faith and kindle imagination,

         You speak your word, and we are healed,

         You wash us in the water of life,

         And we are welcomed into a community of hope,

         and peace and forgiveness, and love.   AMEN

Hymn: MV# 87” Water Flowing From the Mountain”

Gathering of the Children:

Sacrament of Baptism

         Introduction of the family

         Baptismal promises

         Blessing of the water

         the Baptism and blessing of the child

         Presentation of the candle and certificate

Baptismal Blessing:  MV# 214 “May God's Sheltering Wings”

          May God’s sheltering wings, her gathering wings

protect you.  May God’s nurturing arms, her cradling arms sustain you, and hold you in her love, and hold yoy in her love. ( 2X)

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Exodus 14:19-31

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

This is a part of our story

Thanks be to God.

Choir Anthem: “Sing Unto God”

Sermon:  "Speaking Christian:”

         Rediscovering the Language of Faith and Life. "

         Big Stories and Little Stories

 Hymn:  "O Jesus I Have Promised"

God Invites Us to Respond

Offering Invitation:

Presentation of our Gifts

Offertory:

Dedication "We Give Our Thanks (vs. 1and 4 printed)

We give our thanks to God, we give our thanks to God, we give our thanks to God, we give our thanks to God.

We give our hearts to you, because you first loved us.  We give our hearts to you, because you first loved us.  We give our hearts to you, because you first loved us.

Dedication Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Hymn: VU#427 “To Show by Touch and Word” 

Spoken Commissioning:

One:   Go now in God's Grace

Many: We go to be God's presence in the world.

One:   Go in God's Light

Many: What we are we will share.

One:   You are gifted with Blessing.

Many: We will be Blessing in all we say, and in all we do.

May the Love of God, and the wisdom of Jesus,

 and the community of the Holy Spirit go with you

 and stay with you always.

Amen, Amen, Amen. 

We celebrate today the Baptism of Chloe Victoria Roberge,  daughter of  Taygen Roberge and Lori   (Rurka) Roberge and we welcome all extended family and friends to share this special day.

 

Grace United Church