Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
January 13, 2019 Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Gathering Words:
Leader; This is the day the Lord has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Leader: May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Verses of Silent Reflection
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Acts 10:38

* CALL TO WORSHIP: (Psalm 29)
Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders.
People: The Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
Leader: The voice of the Lord is powerful;
People: The voice of the Lord is majestic.
Leader: The Lord gives strength to his people;
People: We remember we have been baptized. May we worship as those with whom God is pleased.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing #475

*Opening Prayer

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 43:1-7

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God of glory, you gave us the breath of life, you gave us your Spirit, and then you called us to be your people. By baptism you adopted us as your children, to be a light to the nations, to be salt of the earth. We have failed to live as we should, putting our earthly desires and selfish wants ahead of your command to love and to serve.
(moment of silent prayer) Forgive us, and once again lead us in the paths You would call us to go, so that we might carry the Good news of Christ for all people to hear. In Christ’s saving grace we pray. Amen

Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Choral Response: Baptized in Water #482

CCM Offering

Lord, You Give the Great Commission #298
Children’s Message
Our young children leave for the nursery.

Congregational Prayer

Gospel Lesson: Luke 3:15-22

Prayer of Illumination: Sanctuary #701

“The Baptism of Jesus”

Thank you to Outgoing Elders Andrew Honeycutt

Ordination of Brittany Reyes
Installation of Elected Ruling Elders
Karen Spencer, Brittany Reyes, Lewis Bruner

Christian Greetings

Minute for Mission Kids Give Back
Invitation to the Offering
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Here I Am, Lord #569

*Charge and Benediction
Leader: Hear the good news: God calls us by name and fashions us
for glory.
People: Through the waters of our baptism, we have been washed clean and raised to newness of life.
Leader: Hear the good news: the Holy Spirit blesses us and seals us in God’s love.
People: We are witnesses from the baptized community. God sends us out to embrace others in Christ’s name.

Choral Benediction Take My Life #697 V1