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  • North/West Lower Michigan Synod Assembly 2016

    Closing Eucharist 11:00 AM

    Crowne Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Gathering

    Song ELW#413 Holy, Holy, Holy

  • Greeting The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you. Prayer of the Day Almighty Creator and ever-living God… one God, now and forever. Amen.

    Word First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Following the reading: Word of God. Word of Life. Thanks be to God. Psalm ELW #837 Many and Great, O God

  • Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Following the reading: Word of God. Word of Life. Thanks be to God. Gospel Acclamation ELW Setting 10

    Gospel: John 16:12-15 Sermon

  • Hymn of the Day ELW#412 Come Join the Dance of Trinity

    Rite of Holy Baptism for James Justin Walker

    Presentation Candidates for baptism, sponsors, and parents gather with the ministers at the font. The assembly is seated. The presiding minister may address the assembly in these or similar words: In baptism our gracious heavenly… and obedience to the will of God. Sponsors for each candidate, in turn, present the candidates: I present James Justin for baptism.

  • The presiding minister addresses parents or others who bring for baptism children who are not able to answer for themselves: … do you desire to have your child baptized into Christ? Response: I do. … grow in the Christian faith and life? Response: I do. The presiding minister addresses sponsors: …in communion with the church? Response: I do. The presiding minister addresses the assembly: People of God, do you promise to support James Justin and pray for him in his new life in Christ? We do. The assembly stands. Profession of Faith The presiding minister addresses candidates for baptism as well as the parents and sponsors of young children. The assembly may join in the responses. I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church. Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God? Response: I renounce them. Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God? Response: I renounce them. Do you renounce the ways of sin that draw you from God? Response: I renounce them. The presiding minister addresses the candidates and the assembly. Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty,

    creator of heaven and earth.

  • Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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.

    Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit? 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.

    *Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text in widespread use. Thanksgiving at the Font Water may be poured into the font before or during the thanksgiving. At the font, the presiding minister begins the thanksgiving: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. We give you thanks, O God…in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. The assembly may be seated.

  • Baptism The presiding minister baptizes each candidate. The candidate is immersed into the water as the presiding minister says: James Justin is baptized in the name of the Father, The candidate is immersed a second time: and of the Son, The candidate is immersed a third time: and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. After the baptism, the assembly responds with song: ELW #211 You Have Put on Christ

    The presiding minister continues: Let us pray…the spirit of joy in your presence, both now and forever. Amen. The presiding minister marks the sign of the cross on the forehead of each of the baptized. Oil prepared for this purpose may be used. As the sign of the cross is made, the minister says: James Justin, child of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with the cross of Christ forever. Amen.

  • Welcome A lighted candle may be given to each of the newly baptized (to a sponsor of a young child) as a representative of the congregation says: Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. The ministers and the baptismal group face the assembly. A representative of the congregation leads the assembly in the welcome. Let us welcome the newly baptized. We welcome you into the body of Christ and into the mission we share: join us in giving thanks and praise to God and bearing God's creative and redeeming word to all the world. Those who have gathered at the font may return to their places. While they are returning, the assembly sings: ELW #211 You Have Put on Christ

    Prayers of Intercession Each portion of the prayers concludes: Lord in your mercy, Receive our prayer. The prayers conclude: Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

  • Peace The presiding minister and the assembly greet each other in the peace of the risen Christ. The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you. The people may greet one another with a sign of Christ’s peace, and may say, “Peace be with you,” or similar words. The assembly is seated.

    Meal Offering Today’s offering will be added to the offering from opening worship and divided evenly between ELCA World Hunger and the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Disaster Relief fund. During this time, the table is set. After the offering is gathered, the assembly stands. Bread, wine, money, and other gifts may be brought forward. Offering Prayer Let us pray… Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. Great Thanksgiving Dialogue

    Preface

  • Holy, Holy, Holy

    Eucharistic Prayer …be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen. Lord’s Prayer Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us. Our Father, who art in heaven,

    hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

  • Invitation to Communion Come to the banquet, for all is now ready. The assembly may be seated. The bread is broken for the communion. Communion this morning will be served around the tables where you are seated. Communion ministers will bring the elements (bread, wine, and grape juice) to each table, who will then serve each other the meal. You may drink from either chalice or intinct (dip). All those requiring gluten free bread may to come to the baptismal font as the communion ministers are going to the individual tables to receive as one “table” around the font. Be assured that Christ is fully present by receiving only one element. Communion When giving the bread and cup, the communion ministers say The body of Christ, given for you. The blood of Christ, shed for you. and each person may respond Amen. Hymns during Communion ELW #479 We Come to the Hungry Feast

  • ELW #414 Holy God We Praise Your Name

  • ELW #453 Baptized and Set Free

    Prayer after Communion The assisting minister leads one of the following or a similar prayer after communion. …through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Sending Blessing

    …and ☩ give you peace. Amen.

  • Closing of a Synod Assembly The leader begins the dialogue, and the assembly responds. Jesus said, you will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth. I chose you and appointed you to bear fruit that will last. Remember, I will be with you always, to the end of time. The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. …through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. …the life-giving Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. I declare this assembly closed in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Go in peace. Share the good news. Thanks be to God. “You Have Put On Christ" by Howard Hughes, S.M. from Music for Rite of Funerals and Rite of Baptism for Children © 1977, ICEL. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2016 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS020890. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • Worship Leaders Presider The Rev. Craig A. Satterlee, Bishop North/West Lower Michigan Synod Assisting Minister The Rev. Rachel Laughlin, Pastor St. Matthew’s, Bridgeport Chaplain to the Bis