Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – January 31, 2021

We join our hearts in worship on the 4th Sunday after Epiphany by coming here and participating in the recorded service.

As we gather for our Annual Meeting on Sunday at 11 am via Zoom (email link sent on Friday), it is very important that we participate in worship together in Spirit first, if possible. I hope you will be able to worship first and then join the meeting. This sets our priorities well and reminds us of our calling and purpose as a church.

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Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 17, 2021

God’s Word reminds us that we have a wonderful and attractive calling to invite others to “Come and See” what it is really like to be a part of a faith community. The pandemic has caused all of us to re-evaluate our priorities and to emphasize our relationships with each other, our world and God. As we move into receiving the vaccine and seriously diminishing its dangers, these scripture readings call us to help our neighbors know God and their place in our world better through our church.

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Baptism of Our Lord – January 10, 2021

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.