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Belonging To GodGather outside the church or classroom door. Two or three people knock.Leader: What do you ask of God’s Church?All: Faith.Leader: Let us renew the promises our parents made for us when we were baptized. Do you reject Satan?All: I do.Leader: Do you reject all the things Satan stands for?All: I do.Leader: Do you reject all the empty promises Satan makes? All: I do.Enter church or classroom and gather around the baptismal font or a bowl of water.Leader: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? All: I do.Leader: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?All: I do.Leader: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?All: I do.Leader: When we were baptized, the Christian community welcomed us with great joy and marked us with the sign of the cross as Jesus’ followers.All: We became God’s beloved children, followers of Jesus, God’s Son.Leader holds bowl of holy water.All: God, you give us the gift of water. May this water remind us of our Baptism. May all who are buried with Jesus in the death of Baptism rise with him to the newness of life.Each person dips a hand in the water and makes the Sign of the Cross. Close the prayer service by praying The Lord’s Prayer.7

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