West End United Methodist Church

Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

This is our annual service to remember our baptism.  The reading is Luke’s story of the baptism of Jesus, through which we hear God’s blessing on the freshly baptized Jesus applied to us, “You are my Child, the Beloved: with you I am well pleased.” We are very familiar with the role of water in baptism, but John the Baptist speaks of one who will baptize with spirit/wind and with fire.  What would being baptized by spirit and fire mean for us?  What would it mean if we were, through baptism, empowered with the Holy Spirit and fire?  (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.)


  • Luke :3:15-17, 21-22


Early Service Bulletin (1/9/2022)

Late Service Bulletin (1/9/2022)


Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire (Children's Moment & Sermon)