Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
On this Sunday we commemorate the baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. Jesus’ baptism has come to be seen as the true beginning of His ministry on earth. But this day is more than just the celebration of a moment in history. It is a celebration of the connection which each of us has – through our Baptism – to Jesus and his church. We are called to share in Jesus’ ministry. We share in his resurrection through our baptism and are declared the children of God.
Reflect on your baptism and/or the baptism of your children or other family members and read Mark 1: 4-11 to prepare for the sermon What’s in a Name…?