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08 Jan

Baptism of the Lord

Call to Worship for Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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In the beginning when God created
A wind swept over the waters,
A breath warmed the dark voids,
A Spirit called forth creation. 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR BAPTISM OF THE LORD SUNDAY

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Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

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21st Century Africana Worship Resources for Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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We take time from our busy schedules to reflect on the holiness of baptism. We stand amazed at the wondrous works of the Lord and are humbled. God's goodness radiates through us as we experience the joy of coming into fellowship. We come with humble and willing hearts to worship the Lord. We remember our baptism and pray for all who will be baptized. We pray that God will bring us and them into sweet fellowship found through baptism and remind us of the truth that lies in its holiness.

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR NEW YEAR, EPIPHANY, BAPTISM OF THE LORD, OR COVENANT REAFFIRMATION

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This text is used by the pastor while the congregation uses A Service of Word and Table II (UMH 13–15) or III (UMH 15–16) or one of the musical settings (UMH 17–25). Either or both of the bracketed sections may be omitted, depending on the occasion.

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KEV COGLUG UA KEVCAI RAUSDLEJ HAB TOGTXAIS KOOMXEEB TSHAB (Hmong UM Baptismal Covenant)

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Vaaj Ntsujplig hab tug Nkauj Nyaab has tas, “Ca le lug ntawm nuav! Tug kws nqhes dlej ca le lug ntawm nuav, tug kws xaav haus ca le lug txais cov dlej cawm txujsa moog haus.  Cov dlej nuav yog pub dlawb dlawb tsi yuav nqe” (Tshwmsim 22:17). 

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SERVICES OF THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

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Note: The services in the print edition of The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992) are superseded by those appearing here, per General Conference actions in 2004 and 2008.

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THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT I

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 Sections 14, 15 and 16 include the new language adopted by the 2008 General Conference.

At every occasion of baptism or first public profession of faith (confirmation), sponsors should be present and the congregation should reaffirm the baptismal covenant.

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THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT II

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This service is designed for use when the only persons being baptized are (1) infants or children who cannot take their own vows or (2) youth or adults who have not reached the developmental stage of making such commitments themselves. It is not designed for the baptism of persons who take their own vows, or for confirmation or reaffirmation of faith.

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THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT IV

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This service is for use by a congregation when there are no candidates to be baptized, confirmed, or received into baptized or professing membership, especially on Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Day, and Baptism of the Lord.

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