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This is What We are Baptized For


2014 LWML Prayer Service

“This Is What We Are Baptized For— ”

2013 was an interesting year in our church body. The Youth Gathering and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Convention were all held in one summer. If you paid attention you could look at the themes and see your baptism in the background. This prayer service is designed to help us find out what we are baptized for and to ask for the strength and grace to do it. It includes an original hymn by the author, Rev. Bernhard Seter, based on the words of the LWML Pledge. Seter said, “I am convinced when I read the LWML pledge that works of mercy and service in support of Gospel proclamation is what all of us were baptized for. [That sentence] may be bad grammar but it is great theology.”

Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter serves three North Dakota congregations: Zion English Lutheran in Grafton, Trinity Lutheran in Drayton, and St. John Lutheran in Crystal. He also serves as the Chaplain at the “Life Skills and Transition Center” in Grafton, and as the Chair for the Board for International Missions. He has traveled to Africa and works with Project 24, a group of five laymen who are trying to build rescue centers for orphans in Kenya. He visited India, Southeast Asia, and the Dominican Republic to see firsthand the missions and ministries supported by the LWML. Seter is married to Faye, a former parochial school teacher and former Christian Growth Director in the local LWML.

2014 Prayer Service (PDF, 280KB)

2014 Prayer Service formatted for letter-size booklet (PDF, 220KB)
2014 Prayer Service formatted for legal-size booklet (PDF, 173KB)

2014 Prayer Service Hymn Accompaniment (PDF, 94KB)

Play the 2014 Prayer Service Hymn (Save file to computer before opening.) (MP3, 7.2MB)

Hear about the 2014 Prayer Service Hymn (Save file to computer before opening.) (MP3, 4.6MB)

If you are unable to download the service please contact the LWML Office at lwml@lwml.org or call 1-800-252-5965 to obtain a paper copy.


LWML Prayer Service Archives

2013 Prayer Service
"Joyful, Joyful"
(PDF, 2280KB)
The 2013 Prayer Service is the back cover story in the Winter 2012 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly

2012 Prayer Service
"P.R.A.Y.E.R."
(PDF, 272KB)
The 2012 Prayer Service is the back cover story in the Winter 2011 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly.

2011 Prayer Service
"Being with Jesus — Living on the Edge" (PDF, 293KB)
This service is featured on the "Exclusively For You On the Web" page (pg 28) of the Winter 2010 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly.

2010 Prayer Service Downloads
Color (PDF, 89KB)
Black/white (PDF, 93KB)
This service is featured on the back page of the Winter 2009 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly

2009 Prayer Service (PDF, 510 KB)
"Look to the Hills"
This service is featured on the back page of the Winter 2008 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly

2008 Prayer Service (PDF, 75.4 KB)
"Secure in Jesus, My Rock and Fortress, I Step Out in Faith to Declare His Praise and Serve Others"
This service is featured on the back page of the Winter 2007 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly

2007 Prayer Service (PDF, 92.2 KB)
"Between A Rock and A Hard Place"
This service is featured on the back page of the Winter 2006 Lutheran Woman's Quarterly