January 13, 2019

Youth // Baptism of the Lord // Year C (2018-2019)

Resources

Here are some optional resources to help with your brainstorming.

1. Greeting

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

(Take a moment to greet each student; ask how they're doing.)

2. Collect

(If you want to light the Christ candle, there are matches in the closet, upper lefthand shelves.)

Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit,
keep your children, born of water and the Spirit, faithful to their calling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

3. Readings

Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22
(Use the BAS for the psalms reading if you'd like to do responsive reading.)

View readings

Discussion on the readings...

4. Prayer

(You can use the sentences below to guide prayer, or just use 'open prayer'.)

We come to God with thankful hearts for the love, community, gifts, and joy he gives...

We bring to God troubled situations in our world today...

We bring to God the leaders of our government, our schools, and our church...

We bring to God those whom we love and those whom we have trouble loving...

We bring to God our own burdens, hopes, and prayers...

Thanksgiving

Gracious God, you have heard the prayers of your faithful people;
you know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking.
Grant our requests as may be best for us.
This we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

5. Preparation for the Eucharist

Father,
we long to see with our eyes
and to touch with our hands
the bread of life.
Strengthen our faith
that we may grow in love for you and for each other;
through Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

6. Dismissal

Let us go now in peace, in unity with Christ and with one another.
Thanks be to God.

(Conclude by 11:20am to return upstairs for the Eucharist.)

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