Paul Scott Wilson writes: "Baptism is being plunged into a new way of living, being and acting in the world. It is connected to social responsibility and service towards others. It is a conversion that literally turns someone towards God and towards each other." Sounds pretty good... and yet, in mainline denominations like ours, baptism numbers have fallen off a cliff. In Rev. Meyers's sermon this week “In The Depths”, we'll consider how Jesus's baptism can offer us a hopeful way of thinking about changes in our church, and how we might reclaim baptism as the transformation act modelled by Jesus himself. 

  • Prelude: Various (Alain; Price; J.S. Bach)
  • Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17
  • Anthems: 
    • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr. Holst)
    • Behold a Star from Jacob Shining, from Christus (Mendelssohn)
  • Sermon: "In the Depths" (Rev. Jason Meyers)
  • Offertory: The Three Kings, op. 8 no. 3 (Cornelius)
  • Postlude: Fiat lux (Dubois)