Sunday, January 10, 10:15 a.m.
When Jesus had been baptized, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Christmas is over. We’ve taken down the lights, stashed away the decorations, and gobbled down the last of the chocolates. At church, we’re closing the lid on the Christmas box too. Seems like we just got Jesus born, right? Well, we’re fast-forwarding. We’re leaving the miraculous night of his birth, and moving through his childhood and adolescence and early adulthood, to another day, thirty years later, on the dusty banks of the Jordan. Jesus is all grown up. He’s almost ready to begin his public ministry. But there’s something that has to happen first. Join us on Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches baptism with water, baptism with fire, and baptism with the breath of God.