Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Baptism of the Lord
Scripture includes: Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:13-17
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Telling Our Story”
The purpose of baptism in our faith tradition is to tell the story of our encounter with God in Jesus Christ. Our deep, spiritual understanding of who Jesus is and how the Holy Spirit of God is active in our lives is made real as we enact the death and resurrection of Jesus in the cleansing waters of baptism. This Sunday, we remember our baptism and the baptism of Jesus, and we are reminded anew, as Peter was, that we have a story to tell as we invite others into these waters.
Today is the First Sunday After Epiphany, and Baptism of the Lord Sunday in the Christian year. Epiphany (January 6) celebrates the manifestation of God in Jesus Christ. The Season of Epiphany continues this emphasis, calling attention to the words and deeds of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Today specially marks the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. The liturgical color is white, symbolizing the purity and holiness of Christ.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2023, whether in-person or online here – or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through in-person and virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!