May 20, 2018 – Baptism Sunday 



Music before Service:                     Hymn Tune Improvisations

                                                                                                                                    - various composers/arrangers


Welcome and Announcements


Minute Person:                                                                                                                                Harold DeVenne 


Introit:                                               “Spirit of God”                                                                        207 VU


Call to Worship                                                                                                                                              

L:         When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all   together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided  tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue  rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the  Holy Spirit -- Acts 2:1-4a

All:  Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful                                                           people; and kindle in us the fire of your love.


**Hymn:   “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”  245 VU


Opening Prayers    


Sacrament of Baptism and Renewal of Baptismal Vows


Introduction, Prayers and Promises of Faith


**Hymn:                  “Sing a Happy Hallelujah!”               224 VU                           



Renewal of Baptismal Promises:

~ Jeff  Kargus ~




Congregational Commitment:

L:         Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations,

                        and to offer God’s gift of grace in baptism.

                        Do you, who witness and celebrate this sacrament,

                        promise your love, support, and care to those about to  be baptized, as they live and grow in Christ?

All:  We do, by the grace of God.


Prayer over the Water


The Act of Baptism


~ Willa Jean Erma McCalpin ~

daughter of Erin and Trevor McCalpin



~ Abigail Olivia Kargus ~

daughter of Elizabeth Phillips and Jeff Kargus


Sung Blessing


(Children depart for Sunday School.)


Anthem:                                “See This Wonder in the Making”

                                                                        Tune – arr. by Joseph Martin



First Lesson:                                                   Acts 2:1-13                   Harold DeVenne


**Hymn:                                “On Pentecost They Gathered”                    195 VU


Second Lesson:                                Acts 2:14-21                           Rob Phillips                                                                                                         



Offering and Offertory:           “Largo” - by G.F. Handel


Sung Dedication:                “Praise God”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures high and low;

give thanks to God in love made known;

Creator, Word and Spirit, One.


Prayer of Dedication


Prayers of the People


**Hymn:                      “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”                 375 VU




**Choral Amen: Amen, Amen, Hallelujah, Amen.


Music after Service


**Please stand as able.


Our choirs will soon be on a well-deserved break for the summer. Thank you so much to all and, in particular, to Ross Stretton, Bev Phillips, Catherine Arcand-Pinette. 


Summer Music Ministry - The schedule for those wishing to come forward to present special morning worship music will soon be posted for the months of June, July and August. Those wishing to come forward and present a music offering, please talk to Ross.