September 29, 2019 – Rev. John & Katie Callaway Preaching - Celebration of Baptism
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First Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Eleven O’clock
Preparation for Worship
"In baptism, we are identified as beloved children of God, and our adoption into the sprawling, beautiful, dysfunctional family of the church is celebrated by whoever happens to be standing on the shoreline with a hair dryer and deviled eggs...The good news is you are a beloved child of God; the bad news is you don't get to choose your siblings." - Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday
We Praise Go
Chiming of the Hour
†Prelude Prelude on ENGELBERG James Pethel
Rev. James Richardson, organist
Welcome and Call to Worship Rev. John Callaway
Invocation Rev. Katie Callaway
†Hymn 495 We Know That Christ Is Raised Engelberg
Please stand at the entrance of the processional cross.
Dwayne Bell, crucifer
Marcus Lawrence, banner bearer
The Celebration of Christian Baptism
Profession of Faith Jennifer Fox-Jarmond, reader
We thank God for your faith in Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We happily welcome you into the Church of Jesus Christ, and into the membership of this congregation. We will do the work of Christ together—cooperatively, compassionately, and courageously. We praise God for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We witness your baptism, in the name of God: Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit.
The Baptism of Jacqueline Dion
Prayer of Blessing
Piano Solo The Lord’s Prayer Albert Hay Malotte
*Affirmation of Faith
We thank God for the gift of creation called forth by the words, "Let there be…” Before the world had shape and form, God's Spirit moved over the waters. Out of the waters of the deep, God brought forth the earth to sustain all life.
In the time of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, God's people Israel passed through the Red Sea waters from slavery to freedom and crossed the flowing Jordan to enter the promised land. In the fullness of time, God sent Jesus Christ who was nurtured in the water of Mary’s womb. Jesus was baptized by John in the water of the Jordan, became living water to a woman at the Samaritan well, washed the feet of the disciples, and sent them forth to baptize all nations by water and the Holy Spirit. It is this God in whom we find life, meaning, love, and affirmation. We place our faith and hope in God, the Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit, who uses water to renew and to give life to all of us, God's beloved children.
*Gloria Patri No. 579
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen. Amen.
We Proclaim God’s Word
First Lesson Genesis 1:1-10 Heather Valentine, lay reader
†Children’s Time Revs. John and Katie Callaway
All children are invited to the front of the sanctuary.
Second Lesson Luke 3:21-22
Homily Dear Jacqueline Rev. Katie Callaway
Anthem We Are Baptized in Christ Jesus Robert A. Hobby
Adult Choir and Music Makers
We are baptized in Christ, we are baptized in his death;
That as Christ is raised victorious, we might live a brand new life.
And if we have been united in a dreadful death like his,
We will all be reunited, for he lives.
In the water and the witness, in the breaking of the bread,
In the waiting arms of Jesus who is risen from the dead,
God has made a new beginning from the ashes of our past;
In the losing and the winning we hold fast.
Glory be to God the Father, glory be to Christ the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit, ever three and ever one;
As it was in the beginning, glory now resounds again
In a song that has no ending. Amen.
(The anthem combines tunes by William B. Bradbury and John C. Ylvisaker and texts by Anna B. Warner and John C. Ylvisaker)
Special appreciation is expressed to Bill and Dianne Gardner for their assistance with this morning’s anthem.
Third Lesson John 14:8-14
Homily Dear First Baptist Church Rev. John Callaway
We Respond to the Word
*Hymn 498 Child of Blessing, Child of Promise KINGDOM
Call to Prayer Rev. John Callaway
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 and ever. Amen.
Receiving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Jesus and the Children Gilbert M. Martin
*Presentation and Doxology No. 591 OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.
*Invitation to Christian Discipleship
We Go Into the World
*Hymn 443 O Christ, the Great Foundation AURELIA
Events in the Life of the Church
Choral Response Accept, O Lord Clement Scholefield
Accept, O Lord, our dedication
To fill with love the growing mind,
That in this church and congregation
The young a faith for life may find.
(The text is by Fred Kaan)
Postlude Trumpet Tune Michael McCabe
First Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAVANNAH
Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor — email@example.com
John Callaway, Co-Pastor — firstname.lastname@example.org
James Richardson, Organist Emeritus — email@example.com
223 Bull Street facing Chippewa Square
912-234-2671 Education Building located at 102 W. McDonough
For more information about our church visit fbc-sav.org.
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