Baptism of our Lord
“And the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased’” (Luke 3:22).
God is the God of relationship. In fact, God, by God’s very nature is relational—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Nowhere in Scripture is the relational nature of God more evident than at Jesus’ baptism. The Holy Spirit descends. The Father speaks. Jesus is revealed as God’s Son, the Beloved.
Relationship is at the heart of who we are as the congregation of St. John’s as well. In fact, our congregation’s vision statement reads,
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is called to grow in meaningful relationships with Christ, with each other, and with our community as we are gathered for worship, equipped for discipleship, and sent to care.
We are a congregation in which relationships matter. Our Connect ministry is designed to help us more fully live into God’s vision for us. Connect is a six-week small group experience in which participants grow in relationship with Christ, with each other, and with our community. This winter’s Connect theme is “Finding our Middle C in a Chaotic World.” Participants meet once a week to watch a short video and then to share in meaningful discussion, conversation, and prayer.
Signing up is easy. Simply choose the date and time that works best for you. Then, fill out the sign-up form included in this weekend’s bulletin or stop by the sign-up table in either the narthex or PLC Lobby following worship. Relationships are central to our lives of Christian faith and discipleship. As we celebrate the beginning of this new year, I encourage you to take a step of faith. Sign up. Grow in your relationship with Christ. Grow in your relationships with other disciples here at St. John’s. Grow in your relationships with our community.
Relationship. It’s who God is— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s who we are as St. John’s. Come and be a part as we CONNECT.
Called by God’s GRACE+