West End United Methodist Church

Claimed and Driven

This is our annual Remembering out Baptism Sunday.  Usually on this Sunday the message is a reflection of baptism wherein God assures of God’s love, but this week we have experienced the shock of the assault on the Capitol building, and it is fresh in our minds.  In Mark, the very next verse after the account of Jesus’s baptism says the spirit “drove” Jesus into the wilderness to temptation.  It, too, is a shock, but Jesus responds in each case of temptation.  Given our own baptism, our response to the world needs to be like his – stepping out into this world with the waters of baptism shaping our relationship and response to others and to the world.    (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are livestreaming the early service only, using a chamber choir but having no congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)

References

  • Mark :1:4-11

Downloads

Worship Service Bulletin (1/10/2021)

Audio

Claimed and Driven (Children's Moment & Sermon)

Carol Cavin-Dillon