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Service for Welcoming New Members

Priest Do you wish to become members of St. Luke Parish

Answer: I do

Priest Do you now re-affirm that same Faith, and pledge to persevere in it as parishioners of this church?

Answer: I do.

Priest: Do you promise to make frequent use of the means of grace afforded by this holy Church particularly in the reception of the Holy Mysteries?

Answer: I do.

Priest: Do you intend to share fully in the Divine Services, devotions, and good works of the Faithful of this parish?

Answer : I do.

Priest: Do you promise to abide by all the rules and statutes of this parish and to uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?

Answer: I do.

Priest: The servants of God, Name are received and admitted into the communion of this holy parish and to participation in all that pertains to it: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord

Choir: Lord have mercy

O Lord God Almighty, because of Your great and incalculable love for us You have shown us the right path to the knowledge of You, the one true God, worshiped and glorified in the Trinity. We give thanks to You because You have directed Your servants (Names) to become members of St. Luke’s parish. We pray that they will be illumined with the knowledge and understanding of Your Holy Scripture so that they will follow your ordinances. We pray that they may not be absent from Your house but will enter it with faith and thanksgiving always worshiping and glorifying Your holy name. We pray that they may partake often of Your holy body and blood not unto judgement or condemnation but to eternal life. We pray that they will be preserved from all evil attacks of the enemy. So that on Your fearful judgement day they will be numbered with those on your right hand. And we pray that we may all become one as You are one with your eternal Father, and Life Giving Spirit always now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen

Icon is presented – Turn to face Congregation

Priest These new members are given to your care. Love them as Christ loves you. Help them mature in the faith so they may fulfill Christ command to preach the gospel.


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