Digital download: All-age resources for baptisms and for celebrating ‘Baptismas’ (‘Like Christmas; only for Baptism’). School chaplain Janet Lees thinks that church is generally far too predictable and delights in creating, along with her pupils, new approaches to old themes.
Suggestions for a Baptismas play
Words for Baptismas or baptismal blessings
– Come and celebrate! (an invitation)
– Making waves (a blessing for the waters of baptism)
– Bless us in water (a blessing for the one/s being baptised
– Like a penguin (a prayer inviting the presence of the Holy Spirit)
– A blessing
Living wet: a song about Jesus’s baptism
Stories and reflections on baptisms
One for the baptiser (Poem/reflection)
Janet Lees is a URC minister and a speech therapist, and has been Chaplain at Silcoates School in Wakefield since 2010. Her two books, Word of Mouth: Using the Remembered Bible for Building Community and Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: A Companion to the Remembered Bible, as well as several shorter digital downloads, are published by Wild Goose.
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