“Daughter, your faith has healed you,” Jesus said. “Go in peace.” (Luke 8:48; CEB)
* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.
Worship Leader: Barbara Bibbs
Entrance & Praise
Prelude (John Kwon)
Introit "He is Exalted" (Chancel Choir)
Welcome (Rev. Park)
Opening Hymn This is a Day of New Beginnings (UMH #383)
*Call to Worship
L: In the very beginning, God separated the darkness and the light. God called the Light “Day” and the Darkness, God called “Night”.
P: We were once people who dwelled in darkness, but God has given us the true Light, Jesus Christ.
L: God has blessed us and adopted us as God’s own beloved children, through the sacrament of Baptism.
P: The water of baptism brings to us healing and reconciliation; it is a symbol of nourishment and cleansing.
L: This day is the day of remembrance of Jesus’ Baptism.
P: As we hear the words of his baptism, let us be reminded of our own adoption by God and celebrate the joyous connection to the Almighty God
*Passing the Peace of Christ
Unity Hymn "O How He Loves You and Me" TFWS #2108
Children's Choir There Ain't No Wiggle Room
Children's Message (Rev. Park)
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43: 16 - 21; Matthew 3: 13 - 17
This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God
Tear-able Moment Message (L. Coughlin)
Anthem "Within the Heart of God" (Chancel Choir)
Message: S.T.A.R.T (Rev. Park)
Renewal of Baptismal Covenant & Response
Introduction UMH p.50
I Sing the Power of God (UMH #152)
Come, Thou Almighty King (UMH #61)
Presentation of Ourselves and Gifts
While singing the hymns, you are invited to come forward for offering and participating in the Baptismal Renewal service.
God, our heavenly Father, you welcome us as sons and daughters through baptism in Christ. Your Holy Spirit lives in our hearts and burns away what is not pleasing to you. Just as Jesus turned to you in prayer, help us to seek your will continually. May our offerings support the work of this church, lifting up your hope and new life in our community. We dedicate ourselves to serving you through your beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.
*Closing Hymn: Hymn of Promise (UMH #707)
*Benediction (Rev. Park)
Postlude (John Kwon)