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New Highland Baptist Church Podcast
June 7, 2015 Graduate Recognition Sunday
June 07, 2015 Rev. Rusty Lee
New Highland Baptist Church Podcast

June 7, 2015 Graduate Recognition Sunday

June 07, 2015

Rev. Rusty Lee

NHBC recognized our high school and college graduates on June 7th. The podcast includes testimonies from the following graduates: Nick Verham Nicholas Clay Barrett White Hannah Mathews Arthur Petrey Then Rev. Rusty Lee interviewed the graduates, asking them five questions. 1. How do you describe your faith to someone else? Answered by: Josh Long 2. Where do you experience God and how? Answered by: Nicholas Clay 3. Who continues to be a significant person in your faith formation? Answered by: Nick Verham 4. What would you tell the next generation? Answered by: Kelsie Karnes CONGREGATIONAL LITANY FOR GRADUATES Leader: We are gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of members of our community. People: We give blessings to you and for all that you have achieved and many more achievements yet to come. Leader: One part of your life’s journey is complete. You will prepare to begin another phase that will take you to unimaginable places. As you prepare for your next journey, we hope that you remember the ones you leave behind, who have loved and supported you throughout the years. People: We give you blessings of good will and love as you journey forth into the world. We thank you for the laughter and fellowship that you have shared with us and pray that as you begin your next journey, you remember the times that we all have shared with you. Leader: Use those memories as a beacon to guide you on your path. Don’t look back; continue only forward, while using those memories to create a new path. People: We pray that God will give you strength and determination to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen and sustain your faith. Leader: Because we are made in the image of God we have been blessed with free will to make choices and decisions. People: We pray that you make wise and rational decisions, always turning to God for help. God hears, God listens, God is always with you. Do not forget that. Always keep in mind that God is around and if you turn to him, he will guide you. Leader: A reading from the book of Matthew 28:16 – 20 “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Just as Jesus commissioned the disciples to go out and spread his word with the world, so do we commission you to do the same through the way you live your life. Always keep Christ in your heart. People: We send forth with all our love, all our reverence, all of our perseverance, and all of our support. Strive for only the best rewards that life has to offer you and may the love of Christ shine through you. Leader: Christ is the lift of all people, Let him shine in you during tough times and always keep that light alive. People: Let Christ’s light shine always. Thanks be to God.
NHBC recognized our high school and college graduates on June 7th. The podcast includes testimonies from the following graduates: Nick Verham Nicholas Clay Barrett White Hannah Mathews Arthur Petrey Then Rev. Rusty Lee interviewed the graduates, asking them five questions. 1. How do you describe your faith to someone else? Answered by: Josh Long 2. Where do you experience God and how? Answered by: Nicholas Clay 3. Who continues to be a significant person in your faith formation? Answered by: Nick Verham 4. What would you tell the next generation? Answered by: Kelsie Karnes CONGREGATIONAL LITANY FOR GRADUATES Leader: We are gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of members of our community. People: We give blessings to you and for all that you have achieved and many more achievements yet to come. Leader: One part of your life’s journey is complete. You will prepare to begin another phase that will take you to unimaginable places. As you prepare for your next journey, we hope that you remember the ones you leave behind, who have loved and supported you throughout the years. People: We give you blessings of good will and love as you journey forth into the world. We thank you for the laughter and fellowship that you have shared with us and pray that as you begin your next journey, you remember the times that we all have shared with you. Leader: Use those memories as a beacon to guide you on your path. Don’t look back; continue only forward, while using those memories to create a new path. People: We pray that God will give you strength and determination to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen and sustain your faith. Leader: Because we are made in the image of God we have been blessed with free will to make choices and decisions. People: We pray that you make wise and rational decisions, always turning to God for help. God hears, God listens, God is always with you. Do not forget that. Always keep in mind that God is around and if you turn to him, he will guide you. Leader: A reading from the book of Matthew 28:16 – 20 “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Just as Jesus commissioned the disciples to go out and spread his word with the world, so do we commission you to do the same through the way you live your life. Always keep Christ in your heart. People: We send forth with all our love, all our reverence, all of our perseverance, and all of our support. Strive for only the best rewards that life has to offer you and may the love of Christ shine through you. Leader: Christ is the lift of all people, Let him shine in you during tough times and always keep that light alive. People: Let Christ’s light shine always. Thanks be to God.
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