Keeping faithful

The Baptism of the Lord

Parish of St John the Baptist North Sydney, NS

The Baptism of the Lord

12 January 2020, 10:30 AM


Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

There were many surprises to our service this morning. In the midst of an ice storm, those who could make it to church safely did so. God was worshipped and praised around St. John the Baptist’s altar, 30 of us gathered shoulder to shoulder, to celebrate the start of Jesus’ earthly ministry. And, God’s revelation at the baptism of Jesus continues in and through us.

The surprise for this preacher today was to rewrite today’s planned homily “on the fly” to meet the changes that today’s service brought. So, this week there is no written homily to share. The audio link, however is above. I pray the Spirit will touch your heart as you listen this week.



Collect of the Day

Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son,anointing him with the Holy Spirit, keep your children, born of water and the Spirit, faithful to their calling, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.




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