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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
JANUARY 7, 2018
Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are,
Join us in our Journey!

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: The One greater than John came to the Jordan and went under like the rest as a sign of solidarity with the world. Is this the year for us to follow Jesus as, we, too, go under.

MUSICAL PRELUDE "Come Holy Spirit Dove Devine"

HYMN: "New every morning" V.U. 405

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

God reigns over the waters.
God brings life out of the primeval waters.
God grants safe passage through troubled waters.
God heals and refreshes us with the waters of life.
Let us worship God, the source of all life.

AN EPIPHANY PRAYER V.U. 88

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
The light first came in a helpless infant.
It continues to shine among the weak and the vulnerable.
We light the candle that brings renewal to our world.

A PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Recalling that we, too, were baptized in the waters of new life, we confess that we have not lived up to what we were called to be in the Church and in the world. Forgive us for taking lightly the vows that were made on our behalf.

Remind us, O God, that when we chose to follow You our lives were forever changed. AMEN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

God knows how easy it is for us to forget in a world that worships other gods. As we turn again to the One in whose presence we were washed clean, we are made whole again.

HYMN "When Jesus comes to be baptized " V.U. 100

SOLO "Come Unto Him" Nancy Quinn
The Messiah by G.F. Handel

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

HYMN "A Little Child the Saviour Came" V.U. 445 (1,2)

Statement of Purpose

Presentation of the Children to be baptized:
Nevaeh Ellee Hyde
Leila Jolene Lembirik

Commitment of the Parents

Commitment of the Congregation

We have heard the will of these parents.
We receive their children in Christ's name,
as we ourselves have been received.
We all belong to the one household of faith in
Jesus Christ.

Will you support these parents with constant love,
wholesome example, Christian teaching and faithful prayer?
We will, God being our helper.
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Pouring of the Water
Gracious and Holy God, we bless You for the gift of
life, and within it, the gift of water. Over its unshaped
promise Your Spirit hovered at creation. By water comes the growth of the earth. Through water, You
led the children of Israel to freedom. In the waters of the Jordan Your Child was baptized. Now may Your Spirit be upon us and what we do, that this water may be a sign for all of new life in Christ. In whose name we pray. AMEN

HYMN "A Little Child the Saviour Came" V.U. 445 (3,4)

The Action of Baptism in the Name of the Triune God

Presentation of a Candle lit from the Christ Candle
Presentation of a Baptismal Certificate

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

FIRST TESTAMENT READING: Genesis 1: 1-5

PSALM READING Psalm 29 V.U. 756

GOSPEL READING Mark 1: 4-11

MESSAGE "GOD'S RENEWAL MOVEMENT"

RESPONSE: V.U. 400
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place,
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: " The First Nowell" V.U. 91

OFFERING INVITATION

SOLO "The Holly and the Ivy" Nancy Quinn
Trad. English Carol

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for friends in a world where many walk alone, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, we give you thanks, O God. V.U. 552

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Above the noise of conflict, there is a song of peace. Above the world's weeping, there is a song of hope. Above the cries of hate, there is a song of love. Bless these gifts, O God, that we, too, might be singers of Your song. AMEN

HYMN: "As with Gladness Men of Old" V.U. 81

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

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