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The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide. On the following day the season of ordinary time begins and we are back into the green vestments.

Posted by Fr. Bill on January 11, 2019

My Christmas trees will be up through today, or until I get all the ornaments packed away. That might take a while! But while the season of Christmas comes to and end the Spirit of Christmas continues on when we remember that Jesus is with us always!

As we celebrate this weekend the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord we are reminded of how the Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus as he was baptized in the Jordan. Following the lead of the Holy Spirit Jesus began His ministry on earth, a ministry that would lead to the ultimate giving of His life on the cross for us. The mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection opened for us the greatest gift of God’s love, the gift of the Holy Spirit. We have received this gift of God’s love through the waters of our own baptism, a baptism that calls us to be priests, prophets and kings for the Lord.

Like Jesus who responded to the call of the Holy Spirit to begin His life of service, we too are called to respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in giving of the gift of ourselves in loving service.  We are called by the Holy Spirit to look at the blessings and talents that we have received from God and to follow the Spirit’s lead in offering them back to the Lord. As we enter Ordinary Time on Monday may we remember that the ordinary way that we are called to follow Jesus is to offer ourselves in service to one another and to our brothers and sisters throughout the world.

God’s blessings and peace,

Father Bill

Week of prayer for Christian Unity 

The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” will be celebrated for the 40th year in Union Springs from Friday, January 18th – Jan. 25th. We will  gather daily to pray, discuss Scripture and sing with our fellow Christians. The members of GSCC that are participating as leaders or hosts are: Marilyn Baader, Marilyn Paradise, Mary Kula, Ann    Murphy, Tom & Joan Parsnick & Fr. Moorby. For further information call Tom or Joan Parsnick @  889-5442.  On Ecumenical Sunday, Jan. 20th, Fr. Moorby will be the homilist  at a 7:15 p.m. prayer service at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Union Springs. The service will be preceded by a 6:00 p.m. dish-to-pass supper. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

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