At the Altar
The Word of God Carrying the Baptismal Candle, the group now goes up to the altar to show that Baptism leads to Eucharist.
Participants process to the front of the church and sit near the lectern to listen to the words of Scripture..
Reader A reading from the First Letter of St. Peter Chapter 2: verses 9 and 10. Celebrant As a new member of the church, has a right to take part in the Eucharist and, when old enough, he will receive Holy Communion from the altar, Godâ€™s table.
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.
As a sign of this future event, we will all say the Our Father on his behalf.
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.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us, And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Bidding Prayers The response to each prayer is: Lord graciously hear us.
Litany of the Saints