This past Sunday was Christ the King Sunday. It was a joyous service. We praised God and intentionally lifted up Jesus as the king of the universe. His kingship is marked by authority, power, glory and might – but also by humility. He rules over all because he is the servant of all.
This past Sunday was also a joyous morning because four babies and one man were baptized. Pray for those that were baptized: William Curry, Madeline Wright, Sally Uecker, Jonah Meckley, Ryan Grove. My absolute favorite prayer for anyone comes in the baptismal liturgy. Look for it below the pictures. What a beautiful Sunday. There was even a banjo playing with the music team! It does not get better than that.
Praise to the Father. Praise to the Son. Praise to the Holy Spirit. Praise Almighty God Three in One!
Deliver them, O Lord, from the way of sin and death. Lord, hear our prayer.
Open their hearts to your grace and truth. Lord, hear our prayer.
Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit. Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer.
Teach them to love others in the power of the Spirit. Lord, hear our prayer.
Send them into the world in witness to your love. Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory. Lord, hear our prayer.
– thomas kortus