Students from 9C prepared our worship material that was used across the school on 10th January.
The theme was the Baptism of Christ.
They chose a short passage from Luke’s Gospel –
When all the people were baptized, Jesus was baptized as well. As he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And the voice came from heaven :” You are my son , whom I love : with you I am well pleased”.
We had to talk about our experiences of Baptism and what the various symbolic actions meant.
For the closing prayer they used one from the baptism of a child …
Heavenly Father, in your love you have called us to know you, led us to trust you, and bound our life with yours.
Surround this child with your love, protect it from evil.
Fill it with the holy spirit and receive it into the family of your church, that it may walk with us in the way of Christ, and grow in the knowledge of your love.