- Everyone must be dressed in ALL WHITE GARMENTS. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Before entrance into the Sanctuary remove all shoes. The ground on which we stand is Holy Ground.
- Wear WHITE SOCKS OR BARE FEET ONLY.
- Once you arrive upon Church grounds we ask that you turn off all radios, MP3’s CDs or DVD players.
- Turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices.
- There will be no talking at all on the outer courts of the sanctuary. Please respect the Holy Ground.
- Some will be walking around the Church praying silently. You may join them, and speak to the Lord from your heart and in complete silence and reverence.
All who desire to be baptized or re-baptized should submit their request by the last Wednesday in December
Please bring the following items:
- White clothing to be baptized in.
- Two towels to dry off with while changing (preferably white).
- Swim cap for the ladies to keep your hair dry.
- Change of clothing (white) to wear during the remainder of the Consecration Service.
- Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to show them what true love and service requires: Humility.
- Six areas will be set up to wash the feet of all who desire to share in this spiritual occasion.
- Those who’s feet are cleansed by the love and compassion of their fellow co-laborers, will then bless others as we offer our service and praise unto the Lord.
SEVEN LEVELS OF ANOINTING
Each person will be anointed with consecrated oil upon seven areas of their body. This sacramental act will be administered by the Ordained Clergy and Diaconate. The areas of anointing are as follows:
- THE HEAD
- To Understand God’s Will for your life.
- THE EARS
- To Hear God’s Voice of commandment and comfort.
- THE EYES
- To See God’s Power working in every situation of life.
- THE THROAT
- To Speak God’s Word with boldness and wisdom.
- THE SHOULDERS
- To Stand in God’s Armor against the wiles of the devil.
- THE ABDOMEN
- To Birth New Ministry concepts and ideas
- THE FEET
- To Walk in God’s Love and allow Him to order your steps.
- A special Communion Meal will be provided at the 6:00 pm. service.
- Tables will be set throughout the sanctuary so that we may sit twelve to a table.
- Hard boiled egg – symbol of the suffering and oppression in Egypt. Everything else in boiling water becomes soft or disintegrates. But an egg becomes hard, like the Israelites. The more it is boiled, the harder it becomes. An egg also symbolizes New Life.
- Roasted shankbone of lamb – reminds them there had to be blood sacrificed to save their lives.
- Bitter herbs – horseradish – reminds them they were servants to slavery.
- Greens – parsley, celery – symbol of coming of Spring which brings hope.
- Salt water – reminds them of the tears they cried in Egypt.
- Haroset – nut, apple, cinnamon, wine mixture which has the appearance of straw in remembrance of the mortar used to build the Treasure Cities for Pharaoh. It is symbolic of the hope of freedom that enabled their ancestors to withstand the bitterness of slavery.
- Matzah – the unleavened bread that reminds them of the haste with which they left Egypt.
- The service will begin with Corporate Worship Music.
- Sacred Worship Music will be played throughout the entire service.