Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, January 7 8:30 am Service

Jan 7, 2024    Pastor Cheryl Rondeau-Bassett

Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit of God moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John’s. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the Ephesians, calling us God’s beloved children and setting us on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in the image of God’s vision of justice and peace.

Genesis 1:1-5

God creates light God creates light

Psalm 29

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters. (Ps. 29:3)

Acts 19:1-7

Baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus

Mark 1:4-11

Revelation of Christ as God’s servant