“Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit/wind 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.”*
Join us for Baptism of Our Lord worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday 07 January 2018. Rock Ministry (Sunday School) and Adult Education take place at 9:30 a.m.
Genesis 1:1-5 • Psalm 29 • Acts 19:1-7 • Mark 1:4-11
*from Sunday and Seasons, Year B 2018
Image: “God’s Word renews the Earth through Baptism,” photograph of stained glass, 2014, by Lawrence OP, www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/13081230345, [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0)].