Baptism Christ Celebration

Baptism Christ Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Baptism Christ Introduction:
Gospel writer Luke presents John the Baptist as a prophet of the apocalypse that will help the faithful through evil times. Good will win out over evil. God will be there to rule over good times. People in John’s time should repent, get baptized and be prepared for that world of good times. Prophecy states John will not be the man to bring on the apocalypse. This event will occur in the presence of Jesus Christ, Savior. You can imagine the awe John experiences as Jesus appears before him to be baptized. Gods voice from heaven identified Jesus as His Son in whom He is pleased.
In Isaiah the Israelites are assured that they are Gods people. There can be no proclamation more exciting than to know God claims you, loves you and will deliver you.
Ps. 29 tells us God is powerful. When He makes his presence known to us we must listen. This psalm fits well with Luke’s gospel lesson.

Wade in the Water
Wintry Phipps

Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children,
Wade in the water
God’s a-going to trouble the water.

God of grace and glory,
you call us with your voice of flame
to be your people, faithful and courageous.
As your beloved Son
embraced his mission in the waters of baptism,
inspire us with the fire of your Spirit
to join in his transforming work.
We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Baptism Christ Scripture:
Do not fear, for I am with you. Is. 43:5.
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace! Ps. 29:11.
Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:17.
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, The Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-2.

Sisters and brothers,
our baptismal vows call us to compassion and mercy
on behalf of those in need.
We offer our prayers for the church and the world.

We Believe

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe.

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the Crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s coming back again
We believe.

Lord God,
you revealed your Son in the waters of the Jordan
and anointed him with the power of the Holy Spirit
to proclaim good news to all people.
Sanctify us by the same Spirit,
that we may proclaim the healing power of the gospel
by acts of love in your name. Amen.

“We Are Marching in the Light of God” (Zulu).
Mwamba Children’s Choir

Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’.
We are marching in the light of God..

We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
Please Contact Us with Special Requests!