*Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space
Third after Pentecost
Baptism and Confirmation
June 5 , 2016
*Please rise as you are able
+Please remain seated.
Prelude: “Sonatina from Cantata BWV106”
“God's Time is Best” J.S. Bach
+Introit: MV115 “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”
+Call to Worship and Opening Prayer
*Gathering Hymn: VU409 “Morning Has Broken”
(The Christ Candle and the Bible are processed in.)
+Prayers for Healing and Words of Assurance
+Sung Response: MV144 “Like a Healing Stream” verses 1&4
Like a healing stream in a barren desert,
Spirit water bringing life to dusty earth,
God is trickling through our lives as in a dream unfolding,
promising revival and rebirth…like a healing stream.
Like a mighty sea reaching far horizons,
Spirit water with a love both deep and wide,
God is working in our hearts to shape a new tomorrow.
God will always challenge and provide! Like a mighty sea,
Like a river strong, like a gentle rain, like a healing stream.
Genesis 1: 1-10 “The Waters of Creation”
Meditative Music: “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison
1 Samuel 3: 1-10 “The Call of Samuel”
Response: Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God!
Statement of Purpose: The sacrament of baptism proclaims and celebrates the grace of God. By water and the Spirit, we are called, claimed, and commissioned. We are called God’s own, welcomed as children of God; we are claimed by Christ, united with one another in every time and place; we are commissioned to Christ’s ministry of love, peace, and justice, and strengthened by the Holy Spirit for the work of the church in the world.
Presentation of the Candidate for Baptism and Confirmation
*Baptismal Hymn: VU509 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”
verses 1&2 and refrain
Profession of Faith and Commitments
Faith in the Triune God
Promising to seek justice and resist evil
Promising to follow Jesus
Commitment to the Mission and Ministry of the Church
Promises from family and friends
Congregation Commitment (please stand as able)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Pouring of Water
God be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to God.
Let us give our thanks to God.
It is good to give God thanks and praise
The Sacrament of Baptism and Blessing
Marking with the Sign of the Cross
Candle Lighting and Blessing
Presentation of the Gifts
Confirmation Statement of Faith
Declaration and Congregational Welcome
*VU509 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky” verse 3
Anthem: “Praise His Holy Name” by Keith Hampton
Invitation to the Offering
*VU289 “It Only Takes a Spark”
(Offering is brought forward)
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer Spoken
(VU p. 910 left side of the page)
*Closing Hymn: VU642 “Be Thou My Vision”
*Commissioning and Benediction
*Benediction Response: MV209 “Go, Make A Diff’rence”
(refrain, verse 1, refrain)
Refrain: Go make a diff’rence. We can make a diff’rence.
God make a diff’rence in the world.
Go make a diff’rence. We can make a diff’rence.
Go make a diff’rence in the world.
We are the salt of the earth, called to let the people see
the love of God for you and me.
We are the light of the world, not to be hidden but be seen.
Go make a diff’rence in the world. R.
Postlude: “Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major” J.S. Bach
Copyright information: “Like a Healing Stream”, Words and Music: Bruce Harding, 2003. Words and Music©2003 by Bruce Harding, Evensong Publications, . All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission. LicenSing #605555
“ Go Make a Difference”, Words and Music Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek, 1997. ©Spirit and Song, 1997. . All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission. LicenSing #605555