Welcome to Trinity Sharing In God’s Love
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 30th December, 2012
Service with CommunionSimplified Spoken Form This Service is a revision of the “Simplified form of the communion service” Released by the LCA Commission on Worship in 1989.
OPENING SENTENCE M: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, C: since as members of one body you were called to peace. (Col 3:15 NIV)
PREPARATION M: In the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
Introduction to the confession of sins Friends in Christ: Let us confess our sins to God our Father and ask him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION C: We confess that we are born in bondage to sin And cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, By what we have done And by what we have failed to do.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION We have not loved you with our whole heart, And we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We deserve your eternal punishment.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, Have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: As a called and ordained servant of the word, I announce the grace of God to all of you. On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ, and by his command, I forgive the sins of all of you who repent and believe, in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ To prepare for Holy Baptism we sing: We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ LHS 833 CAL 293 Judith Beatrice O’Neill 1930 -
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ 1. We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ, who died and rose again; he lives to break the power of sin and over death to reign.
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ 2. We praise you that this child now shares the freedom Christ can give, has died to sin with Christ, and now with Christ is raised to live.
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ 3. We praise you, Lord, that now this child is grafted to the vine, is made a member of your house and bears the cross as sign.
We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ 4. We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ, he loves this child we bring: he frees, forgives, and heals us all, he lives and reigns as King. †
Holy Baptism Welcome Ryan Lucas Hahn in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Holy baptism SCRIPTURAL COMMAND: Our Lord Jesus Christ says: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Holy baptism ADDRESS The word of God teaches that we are born sinful and unclean, but God washes us clean in the waters of baptism, and we are born again as his children. Through baptism our heavenly Father forgives us our sins and unites us with our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we share in his death and resurrection. And the Holy Spirit renews us and gives us eternal life.
Holy baptism ADMONITION Since you have brought him to be baptised, you are responsible for his upbringing in the church. Remember him in your prayers. Bring him to the services in God's house and teach him the Lord's Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments.
Holy baptism ADMONITION Remind him of his baptism, set him a good example, and provide for him instruction in the faith. Do you intend to do this? Yes, I do.
Holy baptism OPENING OF EARS AND MOUTH The Lord made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. Therefore in His name I say: Be opened, so that you may hear and speak the word of God.
Holy baptism SIGNING WITH THE CROSS Ryan, receive the mark of the holy cross †, as a sign that Christ the crucified has redeemed you.
Holy baptism PRAYER M: Let us pray. Eternal God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: give Ryan your grace through rebirth by the Holy Spirit. Receive him according to your promise: ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.’
Holy baptism PRAYER Wash him clean and make him holy, so that he may enter your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. C: Amen.
Holy baptism RECEPTION OF GOSPEL Ryan, receive the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ who says: I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again; no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born through water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
LORD’S PRAYER Ryan, when Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them his own prayer. Receive the prayer of our Lord as we pray together:
LORD’S PRAYER (We pray together) Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
LORD’S PRAYER Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Holy baptism TRANSITIONAL BLESSING M: The Lord watch over you, as you go out and as you come in, now and forever. C: Amen
Holy baptism RENUNCIATION AND CONFESSION M: Parents and Sponsors of Ryan, answer on behalf of him as he renounces the devil and declares allegiance to the Triune God. Ryan Lucas Hahn,do you reject the devil and everything he does, so that you will no longer be led by him? S: Yes, I do.
Holy baptism RENUNCIATION AND CONFESSION M: Ryan,do you believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth? S: Yes, I do.
Holy baptism Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried? He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.
Holy baptism He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty, from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead. Yes, I do.
Holy baptism Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting? Yes, I do. * “Christian” or 'catholic' here means 'universal’
Holy baptism DESIRE FOR BAPTISM Ryan, do you want to be baptised? Yes, I do.
Holy baptism BAPTISM M: Ryan Lucas Hahn, I baptise you in the name of the Father † and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit †. C: Amen.
Holy baptism LAYING ON OF HANDS God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given you new birth by water and the Spirit and has forgiven you all your sins, strengthen you with his Spirit, so that you receive eternal life. Amen.
Holy baptism PRESENTATION OF CANDLE Because you belong to the Lord, you are in the light. So live as a child of the light.
Holy baptism PRAYER M: Let us pray for Ryan. Merciful Father, we thank you that you extend your church throughout the world. As you have written Ryan’s name in the book of life and have made him a member of the body of your Son, guide him, so that with all your saints, he may reach his heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord. C: Amen.
Holy baptism RECEPTION M: Members of Trinity congregation: Receive Ryan, whom God has given to us as our brother in Christ. Pray for him and be a good example to him.
Holy baptism PEACE The peace of the Lord † be with you. Amen.
The Greeting M: The Lord be with you C: And also with you
Prayer of the day M: Let us pray that through Jesus we share in God's nature. Almighty and merciful God, we thank you for sending your Son to become human like us, so that we might become your children. Make us who trust in Jesus to be more and more like him.
Prayer of the day For he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 CEV The boy Samuel in the service of the Lord. R: The first reading for the first Sunday after Christmas is written in 1 Samuel Chapter 2 beginning at verse 18.
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 18The boy Samuel served the LORD and wore a special linen garment 19and the clothes his mother made for him. She would bring new clothes every year, when she and her husband came to offer sacrifices at Shiloh.
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 20Eli would always bless Elkanah and his wife and say, "Samuel was born in answer to your prayers. Now you have given him to the LORD. I pray that the LORD will bless you with more children to take his place." After Eli had blessed them, Elkanah and Hannah would return home.
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 26Each day the LORD and his people liked Samuel more and more This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
PSALM 148 CEV R: The Psalm is Psalm 148 R: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! C: Praise the Lord! R: All his angels; all his host! C: Praise the Lord!