Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cycle C Baptism of our Lord

1/13/2013 Confession

Sunday Title: Baptism Sunday
Sermon Title: My Baptism.

Sunday Title: Focus Sunday -
Sermon Title: "A face in the crowd"
Sunday Title: Baptism of Our Lord 
Sermon Title: "Chaff and Wheat"

Scripture Cuttings:
Isaiah 43:1-7 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine
Psalm 29 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Acts 8:14-17 ...for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus....
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.

P:  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen

P:  Together, we remember our Lord's claim upon us.
  Let us repent of our sins. (pause for self-examination)
P:  Lord...
C: we forget you make us.
We forget the lengths you go for us.
  We forget you call us by name.
We forget we belong to you.
  We forget you redeem us.
    We forget you make us holy.
Because we forget,
  your world does not see you in us.
    and we do not see you in us.
      still you claim us.
Forgive us our forgetting,
Save us from our evasion. (Pause for reflection)
P:  We are called by name to be children of God. We are born anew by the power of the Holy Spirit. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. By the Holy Spirit we may have power over the sin that causes our forgetfulness and our work may be sanctified by the enduring love of God. To the Glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!

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