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TSN Service for Child Baptism

TSN Service for Child Baptism

August 2, 2020: James Ivan Macaskill

Song: Come However You Are

To anyone walking down a hard road
Worn out with blisters on your feet
To anyone with a heart that's shattered
Doing your best to hold it together
With no prayer to pray and no song left to sing

Whatever pain you're dealing with
Let me offer this

Come however you are
Come with all your heartaches
Come with all the mistakes you've made
Lay them down at the cross
Give them to the God who loves you
Hurt, scarred, falling apart
Come however you are

To the girl who never had a father
To the guy who thinks he'll never
Amount to much of anything
To those of us who feel unwanted, unneeded
Unloved and desperately incomplete

Come however you are
Come with all your heartaches
Come with all the mistakes you've made
Lay them down at the cross
Give them to the God who loves you
Hurt, scarred, falling apart
Come however you are

Come with your regrets
Come with the things you can't take
Come with all your fears and all your shame
With everything
Come with the pieces of
Your bruised and broken heart
Don't wait, don't wait

Whatever pain you're dealing with
Let me offer this

Come however you are
Come with all your heartaches
Come with all the mistakes you've made
Lay them down at the cross
Give them to the God who loves you
Hurt, scarred, falling apart
Come however you are

Come however you
Come however you are

Come however you
Come however you are

Come however you
Come however you are
Come however you are

Songwriters: Glover Benjamin / Garcia David Arthur / Reed Molly E / Earle Robert
Come However You Are lyrics © Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publ., Spirit Catalogue Holdings S.a.r.l., Goes Something Like This Music, D Soul Music, Reed Writes Publishing, Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing, 9 T One Songs, Spirit Two Nashville, Ariose Music Group Inc

GOD'S PROMISES

Jesus says in the last chapter of Matthew, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” [Matthew 28:18-19]

In the last chapter of Mark, he promises, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” [Matt 28:18b-19; Mark 16:16a]

In baptism, God frees us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of Jesus [Romans 6:1-4]. By water and the Holy Spirit we are born again as children of God and made members of the church, the body of Christ. 

The benefits of baptism are profound and eternal: 

 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” [Acts 2:38-39]

OPPORTUNITIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To raise our children in community with God’s people in its various forms;
  • Bring our children to hear the Word of God and experience Communion regularly;
  • Teach our children how to grow in the church’s core values: worshiping God, connecting with others in small group, serving others, leading and being lead, sharing our faith, being generous, and living accountable lives;
  • Read the Bible with our children often, teaching them to read it for themselves; and
  • Nurture our children in the faith through prayer.

Song: Who Am I

Who am I, that the lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the bright and morning star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?

Not because of who I am
But because of what you've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who you are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I'm calling
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling
And you've told me who I am
I am yours

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again?
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me?

Not because of who I am
But because of what you've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who you are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I'm calling
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling
And you've told me who I am
I am yours

Not because of who I am
But because of what you've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who you are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still you hear me when I'm calling
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling
And you've told me who I am
I am yours

I am yours, I am yours
Whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?
'Cause I am yours, I am yours

Songwriter: Mark Hall
Who Am I lyrics © Essential Music Publishing 

OUR PROMISES

P: (Parent), do you promise to help your child grow in the Christian faith and life? If so answer, “I do, with God’s help.”

P: (Sponsor), do you promise to nurture this child in the Christian faith and help him/her live in the covenant of baptism and in communion with the church? If so answer, “we do, with God’s help.”

P: (Church), do you promise to support this child and pray for him/her as he/she lives a new life in Christ? If so answer “we do, with God’s help.”

APOSTLES' CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I 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, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. 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.

I 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. Amen

PRAYER

LIFE VERSE

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. [James 1:2-3 NIV]

PARENT BLESSING

CELEBRATE!!

Song: Blessings

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom, your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near

We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home, it's not our home

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy

What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

Songwriter: Laura Story
Blessings lyrics © Warner Chappell Music Incivan baptism.001