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Thanksgiving for Baptism
P: Alleluia! Christ is risen.
C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are raised with him to new life. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.
We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning you created us in your image and planted us in a well-watered garden. In the desert you promised pools of water for the parched, and you gave us water from the rock. When we did not know the way, you sent the Good Shepherd to lead us to still waters. At the cross, you watered us from Jesus’ wounded side, and on this day, you shower us again with the water of life.
We praise you for your salvation through water, for the water in this font, and for all water everywhere. Bathe us in your forgiveness, grace, and love. Satisfy the thirsty, and give us the life only you can give.
To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Gathering Song – “Blessing, Honor, and Glory” (ELW, #433)
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
Hymn of Praise – “Celtic Alleluia” (ELW, #174)
Prayer of The Day
“Blessing, Honor, and Glory”
Text: Geoff Bullock and David Reid. Music: Geoff Bullock and David Reidy. Text and music © 1998 Word Music, LLC. and Maranatha! Music, admin. Music Services, Inc. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
Music: Fintan O’Carroll and Christopher Walker. Music © 1985 Fintan O’Carroll and Christopher Walker, admin. OCP Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
First Lesson – Acts 2:42-47
Psalm – Psalm 23
Second Lesson – 1 Peter 2:19-25
Gospel – John 10:1-10
P: The gospel of the Lord (or Word of God, Word of life)
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn Of The Day – “Here I Am, Lord” (ELW, #574)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers – P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
“Here I Am, Lord”
Text: Daniel L. Schutte, b. 1946. Music: Daniel L. Schutte. Text and music © 1981 OCP Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
For our offerings, we pray…
Merciful God, our ordinary gifts seem small for such a celebration, but you make of them an abundance, just as you do with our lives. Feed us again at this table for service in your name, in the strength of the risen Christ. Amen.
Thanksgiving for the Word
O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end, bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever. Amen.
Sending Hymn – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” v. 1-4 (ELW, #502)
P: Christ is risen, just as he said. Be at peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!
C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!