Call to Celebration
We are God’s creation.
God has marked us as God’s own.
We are assured of God’s presence.
Through waters and floods, God is with us.
God redeems all peoples.
We are precious in God’s sight.
We believe in the power of the Spirit’s baptism.
God is faithful and God’s promises are yes and it will be so.
God, you are a builder of people. You have fully invested in our being. May that which you started within us manifest exponentially for the healing of our world. Amen
Full Service January 9th
143:1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
43:3 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
43:4 Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life.
43:5 Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you;
43:6 I will say to the north, "Give them up," and to the south, "Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth-
43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
8:14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
8:15 The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit
8:16 (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus).
8:17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.