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Water in Action From that image of powerful, active water, move on to the water that is poured out in Baptism.

The movement of the Baptismal water emphasises the active presence of the Spirit of God and the breathtaking result in us - we become alive in Christ and active for good! In Christ’s own words:

‘The water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside you, Welling up to eternal life.’

John 4:14

Let us accept again that new life we received in Baptism and renew our commitment to be active for good.

Ceremony To help us begin again, we will now feel the touch of living water on our hands. The ceremony is demonstrated. Participants hold out their hands over the glass bowl, the Celebrant pours water and says:

‘By water and the Holy Spirit you received the gift of new life from God who is love.’

The Celebrant then asks the person to look up and looking directly at him/her, takes their clasped hands and continues:

‘May that fountain of living water remain as a spring inside you welling up to eternal life.’

When the water ceremony is over:

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We have renewed the Baptism that made us members of the church and gave us the right to say the Our Father. Let’s say it now: Our Father who art in heaven....

Baptism  

2010 series

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