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... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
Jesus blessed the children. Come, let us worship God who touches and blesses us.

Hymn: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"
(words: Walter Chalmers Smith; music: Welsh melody)

Children's Time:

There once was a boy called Eustace Clarence Stubb and he almost deserved it. He called his parents by their first name. He disliked his cousins and bossed and bullied them. When they >> More


Another Door ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Intergenerational Service

Call To Worship:

"Jesus did not speak to them except in parables." Come, let us worship God, author of our parables.

Hymn: "Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus"
(words: William H. Parker, music: Frederick A. Challinor)

Children's Time:

(The intergenerational sermon is the "time for children.")

The Sacrament Of Baptism

Prayer Of Confession:

We confess that our busyness and our doubt keep us from spending time >> More


Be Bold In The Spirit ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.' " Come, let us worship the Lord in this place.

Hymn: "God Of Grace And God Of Glory"
(words: Harry Emerson Fosdick; music: John Hughes)

Children's Time:
Once upon a time there was a princes named Princess Irene. Although she did not know it, she >> More


Pentecost And Baptism ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

It's Pentecost, God's Spirit here among us. Come, let us worship the Lord.

Hymn: "Holy, Holy, Holy"
(words: Reginald Heber; music: John Dykes)

Hymn: "Breathe On Me, Breath Of God"
(words: Edwin Hatch; music: Robert Jackson)

Children's Time:

Our Bible story for today tells how Jesus' friends gathered on the day of Pentecost, after his death, and a violent wind flooded the house, and >> More


Living Water ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

The Lord is my shepherd. He leads me beside still waters. Come, let us worship God who gives us living water.

Hymn: "O Worship The King"
(words: Robert Grant; music: Johann Michael Haydn)

Children's Time:

There once was a boy named Bastian Balthazar Bux. Two things he enjoyed: books and adventures, so when he was teased and chased by the bullies in >> More


"Who Stands With This Child?" ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

Come, let us stand and worship our God.

Hymn: "Bless Thou The Gifts"
(words: Samuel Longfellow; music: adapt Ralph Vaughan Williams on "Grenoble Antiphoner")

Children's Time:

Do you remember the movie, The Lion King? Remember how all of the animals gathered together when the king held up Simba, his son, before the others to be welcomed, and they promised their love and >> More


Advent And Baptism ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

O come, all ye faithful, and worship the Lord.

Hymn: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
(words and music: John F. Wade)

Children's Time:

(Children like to make noise. They enjoy participating in storytelling by making "sound effects." Invite your children to be the "animals" around the manger, as you tell the Nativity story.)

The man and woman entered the barn out of >> More


Easter And Baptism ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
God is the resurrection. Come, let us worship God.

Hymn: "Lift High The Cross"
(words: George William Kitchin and Michael Robert Newbolt; music: Sydney Hugo Nicholson)

Children's Time:
The small, furry, green caterpillar ate its way up the stalk of grass. Slowly, silently it munched its way. The man on the hill watched the caterpillar. For the first time that day he >> More


Communion: The Sacrament Of Word And Table ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
In the 1930s I grew up feeding on words. An only child in a household of three adults, books were my best friends, words my companions, for the three adults with whom I lived were strict German Lutherans who believed words were reserved, as holy communion, only for adults. "Children should be seen, not heard" was the rule at our >> More


Dancing The Sacraments ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

Let them praise God's name with dancing. Come, let us worship the Lord.

Hymn: "We Are The Church"
(words and music: Richard K. Avery and Donald S. Marsh)

Children's Time:

The people came together to prepare for the coming of the rabbi, the teacher, the holy man. They sat together and talked about the questions they would ask him when he came. >> More


The Blessed Sacrament ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

Jesus blessed the children. Come, let us worship our God of blessing.

Hymn: "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"
(words: Liturgy of St. James, fourth century; music: French carol melody)

Children's Time:

There was once a poor man who had little to eat. One night a great storm shook the trees with gusts of wind and rain, and there was a knocking >> More


Remember ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:

Come, let us remember and worship God who calls us.

Hymn: "This Is The Day The Lord Has Made"
(words and music: Psalm 118:24, Les Garrett)

Children's Time: A Horn Of Plenty

(From a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, take an apple, banana, green pepper, pumpkin, grape, strawberry, or pictures of the items, as they "speak.")

Once upon a time a red, round >> More


Healing And Forgiveness ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
Jesus said, "Your faith has made you whole." Come, let us worship God our Healer.

Hymn: "Here, O My Lord, I See Thee"
(words: Horatius Bonar; music: Edward Dearle)

Children's Time:
"I choose Rebecca," Alice called. Sam shouted, "I take Bill." Alice chose, "Jean ... Tim ... Philip ..." Sam said, "Beth, Alex, Charles." So it continued, choosing sides for the >> More


Sharing The Bread ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
Come, let us break bread together as we worship God.

Hymn: "This Is A Day Of New Beginnings"
(words: Brian Wren; music: Carlton R. Young)

Children's Time:
A long time ago a man named Jacobo and his wife, Esperanza, were sent out of Spain into northern Israel. Jacobo only knew Spanish so he never fully understood what was happening in the synagogue. >> More


Take The Bread ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Baptism | from the book Dancing The Sacraments | Elaine M. Ward |
Call To Worship:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven ... a time to speak, and a time to keep silence ..." Come, let us worship God who speaks in sheer silence.

Hymn: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"
(words: Walter Chalmers Smith; music: Welsh hymn melody)

Children's Time:

The girl's father had been away a long time. She >> More

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