A few people requested I post the Assurance of Pardon I used yesterday at the Font. This is from Call to Worship, which is a great resource.
Since we were buried with Christ in these waters, we are raised to new life with him.
The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting!
I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
This is the good news of the gospel, and it is for you and for all.
Whatever you have done, whatever you have failed to do,
whoever you are, whoever you wish you were but are not:
You are accepted, you are welcomed.
You are washed clean, you are raised up.
You are forgiven, you are set free.
In the love of Jesus Christ, you are loved forever.
In the waters of baptism we are set free to let go what is old and broken, to live a new life in the resurrection, and to follow together a joyful way, after Jesus Christ, our loving Savior.
Thanks be to God! The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.