Sunday, June 20: Baptism
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Signs point out the way for us, if we’re willing to pay attention. “60 MPH” is often seen as a suggestion, but when we see that sign we know what it actually means.
A red light means you gotta stop, a green light means you go right ahead, and a yellow light (no matter what anybody tells you) does not mean floor it and pray for safety.
Similarly, baptism is a sign that points toward something with a specific meaning. More than a participation in old traditions, or another Christian box to check, baptism directs us toward the reality that we have died with Christ, and been raised again with him.
But more than a sign, baptism is a sacrament. Which is a particular type of sign that invites us into participation.
This Father’s Day we’ll be celebrating new baptisms in our congregation and remembering our own baptisms as well. If you have friends, or family, or even curious strangers who want to know what it means for a Christian to be baptized, this is the Sunday to bring them along.
See you Sunday!
Service times are at 9:30 & 11:00. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch live at those times. We no longer have an 8:00 online service.