Baptism of our Lord

Baptism of Our Lord
Week of Sunday, January 13, 2019

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The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.

Readings and Psalm
Isaiah 43:1-7
When you pass through the waters, do not fear, for I am with you
Psalm 29
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters. (Ps. 29:3)
Acts 8:14-17
Prayer and laying on of hands for the Holy Spirit
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
The baptism of Jesus with the descent of the Holy Spirit