Resurrected Living
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A Baptismal Service

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[After entering the baptistry]

Responsive Reading I:

Reader: Put to death what is earthly in you.

Congregation: Put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, foul talk, and untruthfulness.

Reader: The world walks in these, but you must now put them all away.

Confession & Baptism

[Following the baptism, remain in the baptistry and ask the newly baptized to join the congregation for the following reading.]

Responsive Reading II:

Reader: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

Congregation: And Christ will give you light.

Reader: Put on then, as God’s chosen people,

Congregation: compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience.

Reader: As the Lord forgives you, you must also forgive others.

Congregation: Above all, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.

Prayer for the Newly Baptized and the Church’s Commitment to Them

Submitted by Matt Porter

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