Epiphany (Baptism of Our Lord)

Baptism of Our Lord

Baptism of Our Lord

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.

Baptism of Our Lord

Baptism of Our Lord

Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit of God moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John’s. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the Ephesians, calling us God’s beloved children and setting us on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in the image of God’s vision of justice and peace.

Baptism of Our Lord

Listen to Pastor Paul's sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord.

Epiphany Vespers

Join us for Augsburg’s first annual Chili Cook-off and Epiphany Vespers! The Chili Cook-off beings at 5:30 PM, and the Vespers...