Sunday Prayers – January 9, 2021

Due to the wide-spread community transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, our worship services are currently only online. We encourage you to limit the number of people you encounter, and to get the vaccinations and boosters that are available to you: keep yourself as safe as possible, and strive to protect others!

Ethiopian Icon of the Baptism of Jesus

You can join in our Sunday service, live or later, via YouTube. The stream will begin at about 9:45 with a welcome and some prelude music; the service will begin at 10 am.

To make it easier to join in the responses and to sing along with the hymn of the day, make sure you have the order of service handy!

We also encourage you to have a small bowl of water with you this week. This is the first Sunday after the Epiphany, and we commemorate the Baptism of Jesus. It’s a continuing of the making known of Jesus coming into the world, and the beginning of his public ministry. Here’s what Sundays and Seasons offers about the day and its readings.

Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, 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 God’s Beloved, Jesus, in bread and wine.

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