Church Update

Liturgy for June 1, 2014 (with baptism)


Entering into God’s Presence

* Call to Worship: Psalm 105:1-8

* Invocation: Psalm 124:8

ALL: Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

* God’s Greeting: 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ in the power and communion of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Rev. Leon Brown, Presbyterian church planter in Richmond, Virginia, baptizing his own infant son.
Rev. Leon Brown, Presbyterian church planter in Richmond, Virginia, baptizing his own infant son.

* Opening Prayer

* Psalm of Praise: O Praise the LORD, His Deeds Make Known (Psa 105) #210:1, 2, 10

Confession of Sin

Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:1-4

Congregational Confession of Sin

Lord God, eternal and almighty Father, we acknowledge before Your holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in guilt and in corruption. Because of our sin, we endlessly violate your holy commandments. But, O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and turn away from all our offenses. Have compassion on us, most gracious God, Father of mercies, for the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon: Psalm 103:2-3, 12; 1 Timothy 1:15

Response of Gratitude

Song of Thanksgiving: The Tender Love a Father Has (Psa 103) #205:4-5

Reading of the Creed: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 74

Q. Are infants also to be baptized?

A. Yes, for since they, as well as their parents, belong to the covenant and people of God,[1] and through the blood of Christ[2] both redemption from sin and the Holy Spirit, who works faith, are promised to them no less than to their parents,[3] they are also by Baptism, as a sign of the covenant, to be ingrafted into the Christian Church, and distinguished from the children of unbelievers,[4] as was done in the Old Testament by circumcision,[5] in place of which in the New Testament Baptism is appointed.[6] [1] Gen 17:7; [2] Mt 19:14; [3] Ps 22:10; Isa 44:1-3; Lk 1:14-15; Acts 2:38-39, 16:31; [4] Acts 10:47; 1 Cor 7:14; [5] Gen 17:9-14; [6] Col 2:11-13

Baptism of Eugene S. Santiago
Covenant Child of Rev. & Mrs. Jayson Santiago
(to be administered by Rev. Santiago)

Congregational Prayer

Service of the Word

Scripture Lessons: Genesis 17:1-14; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-39

* Psalm of Preparation: Unless the LORD the House Shall Build (Psa 127) #269:1, 3, 4

Preaching: Rev. Jayson Santiago

Leaving to Serve


* Psalm of Consecration: Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds (Psa 78) #150:1-4

* Doxology: Gloria Patri (Eph 3:21; Rev 1:8) #491

* Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14

* Amen! Three-Fold Amen


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