January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

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Today we Celebrate Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Vow and Receiving of 2019 Financial Pledges

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17 (p. 880-1, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. (Matthew 3:7-8)

Message: Jesus’ Baptism: Matthew

Theme: Our baptism calls us to fight for justice and peace, not to run or hide

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #409      “God Is Here!”            (ABBOT’S LEIGH)

*HYMN #96  “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” (WINCHESTER NEW)

*HYMN #318 “In Christ There Is No East or West”       (ST. PETER)

 

Prayer of the Day: Dear God, your only son came to impart the Spirit’s power and mercy to all. May our hearts receive him and turn from the ways of selfish pride. Amen.

 

 

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