2. The Word of God Presenter
In this next part of the ceremony God speaks to us in the words of Scripture. Here it may be useful to invite the person who will be reading at the Baptism to go up to the lectern. Presenter
For Baptism, the church offers us a choice of Bible readings. At this practice session we will hear the words that the apostle Peter wrote to those who were about to be baptised. Peter points out that, by Baptism, we are chosen: to come into God’s presence; to belong to God’s people; to have a claim on God’s mercy. Let’s listen as God speaks to us, personally, in this reading: Reader
A reading from the First Letter of St. Peter, Chapter 2: verses 9 and 10. You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people at all and now you are the People of God; once you were outside mercy and now you have been given mercy. This is the Word of the Lord.
Bidding Prayers Presenter
The Bidding prayers are our chance to say to God what is in our hearts and minds. Before your baby is Baptised, these prayers need to be planned. Take a moment, now, to think about what you really want to ask God for your child. Pause
Would you like to voice some of your thoughts now?
This might be the moment to make practical points about the format and typing of these prayers. .