Jesus Gets Baptised! (He Can Save You)

Sunday 10th Jan 2021: Jesus Gets Baptised! (He Can Save You)

Image Credit: Lifebuoy by Pops Pics (Kev Wheeler) licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Service

Worship Songs

Words for the Service

We pray the prayer of preparation together: 

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Confession

Seek the Lord while he may be found,

All: call upon him while he is near.

Let the wicked abandon their ways

All: and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Turn back to the Lord, who will have mercy;

All: to our God who will richly pardon.

A time of silence and self-examination may be kept.

All: Lord God, we have sinned against you; we have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Blessed be the Lord,

All:who has heard the voice of our prayer.

Therefore shall our hearts dance for joy

All: and in our song will we praise our God.

Collect Baptism of Christ

Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son:

may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Song from Susie: Mighty To Save 

Everyone needs compassion
A love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me

 

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

 

[Chorus:]
Saviour, he can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of Salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

 

So take me as you find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again

 

I give my life to follow
Everything that I believe in
Now I surrender

 

[Chorus]

 

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen king Jesus [2x]

 

[Chorus x2]

 

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen king Jesus [6x]

Song: Remembrance

Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator 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 to the dead.

 

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

 

Amen.

Readings

Genesis 1:1-5

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Mark 1:4-11

4 John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

5 And there went out unto him all the country of Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem; and they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

7 And he preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

8 I baptized you in water; but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan.

10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:

11 and a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.