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BAPTISM SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 25, 2018
Wherever you are, whoever you are
Join us in our Journey!
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

WELCOME:

MUSIC PRELUDE: (A time for quiet reflection and preparation for worship)

CALL TO WORSHIP:
We come to You this morning in worship and celebration
Celebration of life, love, and community
Those who gather here in Your holy name
To join in fellowship,
gathering to make a commitment
Of Faith, Dedication, and Support as one community, followers of Christ, teachers of the way, those who will care and tend to the little ones who you Enlighten to Your way. Amen

Passing of the Peace- The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you…
And also with you

HYMN: "Abide With Me" V.U. 436

SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy- V.U. 315 verse 1)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time during the Sanctus.

CHILDREN'S TIME:

LORD'S PRAYER

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE:
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always.

ANTHEM:

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATE'S FOR BAPTISM :

(Glenn Baskerville, the Chair of our Board)
On behalf of the congregation of Dorchester United Church, I present the following children for initiation into the body of Christ through baptism:
Andrew James Widmer
Owen Benjamin Widmer
Sons of Chris & Melissa Widmer

PARENTS' VOWS : Do you believe in God, who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, and who works in us and others by the Spirit?
I do, by the grace of God.
Will you follow the way of Jesus Christ?
I will, God being my helper.
Will you share your faith with Andrew & Owen,
growing with them in faith, hope, and love?
I will, God being my helper.

COMMITMENT OF GODPARENTS:
Andrew - Markus & Amanda Widmer
Owen - Dan & Melanie Widmer
Will you grow in faith with these children, trusting that, "you are not alone, you live in God's world"?
I will, God being my helper.

CONGREGATIONAL COMMITMENT:
Let us pledge to these persons our support and care.
As a baptized and baptizing people, we commit ourselves to support and uphold you within the community of faith.
May God grant us all the grace to live out our baptism. Amen.

BLESSING 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 Jesus 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.

BAPTISM IN THE NAME OF THE TRIUNE GOD:
What is the name of this child ?
I baptize you, ANDREW JAMES WIDMER, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the blessing of God, Source of Love, Jesus Christ, Love incarnate, and the Holy Spirit, Love's power, be with you today and always. Amen.
What is the name of this child?
I baptize you, OWEN BENJAMIN WIDMER, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the blessing of God, Source of Love, Jesus Christ, Love incarnate, and the Holy Spirit, Love's power, be with you today and always. Amen.

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLE'S AND PRESENTATION OF GIFTS:

PRAYER: ANDREW & OWEN , may the Holy Spirit, Love's power, guide you, inspire you, and work within you, all the days of your life. Amen.
We Hear God's Loving Word for us

HYMN: "Come, My Way, My Truth" V.U. 628

PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:

INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:

DOXOLOGY:

SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM 132 (NRSV)

1 O Lord, remember in David's favor
all the hardships he endured;
2 how he swore to the Lord
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3 "I will not enter my house
or get into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 We heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7 "Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us worship at his footstool."
8 Rise up, O Lord, and go to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and let your faithful shout for joy.
10 For your servant David's sake
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
"One of the sons of your body
I will set on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and my decrees that I shall teach them,
their sons also, forevermore,
shall sit on your throne."

MESSAGE: " A Dwelling Place"

HYMN: "Open My Eyes, That I May See" V.U. 371

COMMISSIONING & Choral Response: VU 971

POSTLUDE (A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning)