The Inclusive First Baptist Church of Savannah – 01/12/2020 – Rev. Katie Callaway, preaching

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Order of Worship

Baptism of the Lord

January 12, 2020

11:00 a.m.

223 Bull Street, Chippewa Square 

Chiming of the Hour

Prelude                      Prelude on rustington          Charles Callahan 

                                 Rev. James Richardson, organist

Introit      When Jesus Came to Jordan      Frederik August Mehrtens

Welcome and Call to Worship                       Rev. Katie Callaway


Hymn 281           Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah        cwm rhondda

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 God 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.

Children’s Time                                                     Rev. Katie Callaway

First Lesson                        Isaiah 42:1-9                           Shirley Allen

Second Lesson                      Psalm 29

Anthem                                Be Not Afraid                       Craig Courtney

Third Lesson                    Matthew 3:13-17

Sermon                         Opening the Heavens       Rev. Katie Callaway

Hymn 70          Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized         caithness

Call to Prayer                                                        Rev. Katie Callaway

Silent Prayers

Pastoral Prayer

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.

Offertory Sentence

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory                      Allegretto Pastorale                        John E. West

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.

Offertory Prayer

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

Hymn 298              There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy         in babilone 

Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction

Choral Response  When Jesus Came to Jordan  Frederik A. Mehrtens

Postlude                               Quasi Andante                        Cesar Franck

For more information about First Baptist Church Savannah, GA

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Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

John Callaway, Co-Pastor

James Richardson, Organist Emeritus

We invite you to attend our Sunday morning worship service at 11AM

We are located at 223 Bull Street on Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah

All are Welcome

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