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Jan 07, 2024 | Rev Danita Anderson

By Water AND the Spirit

This is the 1st Sunday of the brand new calendar year and we will gather to worship and celebrate holy communion.  As we gather on this Sunday, many of us have made "resolutions" for places we would like to focus our energy and attention this year.  These resolutions will guide our thinking and our actions for the coming year.  Whether for self-improvement or general life changes, New Year's resolutions are sometimes tough to keep up with.


As we look to worship together, we are reminded that we are God's beloved children.  Our baptism just welcomes us into God's family with our other siblings and sets us apart for our mission and ministry in the world.  John the Baptizer (as he is sometimes referred to) baptized those who believed with water, but let the world know that Jesus was coming to baptize believers with the Spirit.  This Spirit is one of compassion and care for the least the last and the left out.  It is the Spirit of love for neighbor and one's self.  It is the Spirit that shows love and hope in the midst of hate and despair.  And we are the recipients!!


So let's talk about how we put that into action on Sunday when we focus on "BY WATER AND THE SPIRIT" in worship.  Join us at 10:00 a.m..  We would love to see you in person, but if not, join us on YouTube.