I have just added some Baptism related resources to my website, some of
which may be of use for the Sunday of the Baptism of Christ. The include
a liturgy for Congregational Reafirmation of Baptismal Vows and a
Eucharistic Prayer which includes the thanksgiving pasted below.
They can be found on my website at
by following the menu button to the Season Resources Page.
Feedback, critique and suggestions for improvement about any of these
offerings are always welcome.
Peace and hope,
Pastor, South Yarra Community Baptist Church
EXTRACT FROM EUCHARISTIC PRAYER FOR BAPTISMAL OCCASIONS
Blessed are you, O God,
by whose Word the heavens were formed
and the earth brought forth from the waters.
Your glory is reflected in all creation
and from you flow springs of living water
from which every creature draws life.
Blessed are you and blessed is your Son, Jesus,
who went down into the deep waters of death,
taking with him our guilt and fear,
and who was born again from the depths
with the divine word thundering in his ears,
declaring him to be the one
in whom earth and heaven are reconciled.
We bless you for Christ,
whose love like an ever flowing stream
floods over every boundary or border
that separates us from one another;
who calls us to plunge into his mercy
and draws us forth as new creatures,
declared with power to be pleasing to God
and anointed with Spirit holy
to proclaim your reign in all the earth.