#Baptism of #Jesus some liturgy prayers

Call to Worship 

Come and See the Messiah

Let us prepare the way of the Lord

Here the good news, the kingdom of heaven has come near. 

Let us prepare our hearts to worship the Lord  



Call to Worship

Let us approach with fear and trembling, who wants to be baptized?

Prepare us for the Messiah, for to be washed clean can be scary.

Know this, the ways will be made straight, the way will be made clear.

God loves us and prepares our hearts for Jesus. 


Prayer of Confession: Lord sometimes we cry out with John the Baptist, because we know there is a brood vipers, worming their way into our lives. privileging  power and money and race over love and justice. Teach us how to make the paths straight we pray. 

Prayer of Confession (unison) Lord, we come laid bare, knowing that all of our faults and sins show. Remind us that you do not require perfection, only faith. Remind us that you do not ask for sacrifice, only the sacrifice of praise. Remind us that we are already beloved children of God, we pray.… (Silent Prayer)Amen 

Prayer of Dedication: (unison) Send us into the world with fear and trembling, knowing at the paths will be made straight, and the way can be Prepared for Christ we pray. Amen.


Hymns: Amazing Grace, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spirit of the Living God, This is My Father’s World, They’ll Know We are Christians By Our Love


Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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