Baptism of Our Lord Sunday – Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
Jesus is baptized and all kinds of things happen; the Holy Spirit fills him, and God claims him as Son and Beloved. Kinship, union, and pride – all three are attributes of stewardship, when we recognize God in action.
Stewardship in our community
Everyone is created by God. Baptism is God claiming us as God’s own – kinship. In Baptism God does the work of uniting us into a new family with Christ as our head.
Stewardship in practice:
Let us help each other see everyone as our kin. Let us treat everyone as a beloved child of God. Let us look past that which divides us, and look closely at that which unites us – creations of God.