This week’s gospel is the story of one of the most important events in the life of Jesus, his baptism by John in the Jordan river. The account is simple and brief. But Matthew lets us in on a conversation which takes place before the actual event. John wants to know why Jesus has come to him for baptism at all. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Jesus assures John that this is the right thing at the right time. As he comes up from the water the heavens are opened and God’s Spirit descends on him like a dove. Only Jesus sees that. But then God’s voice is heard from heaven, declaring for all what only John has known before. The Son of God stands there, dripping wet, about to begin the mission of his life. Jonathan’s sermon is called “Getting His Feet Wet,” and is based on Matthew 3:13-17.
After 3rd service don’t miss our Second Sunday Supper, with chicken, rice and salad from El Pollo Inka. A suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family helps cover the cost, and all are welcome!
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