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Sunday Worship Theme: Pride & Joy

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Epiphany Worship Series: God the What? What our Metaphors for God Reveal about our Beliefs in God.

Sacred Story: Mark 1:4-11

Overview: At Jesus’ baptism, God’s words of affirmation toward Jesus are an expression of pride and joy. It is similar to the feeling that parents express when showing off pictures of their child or loved ones.

Human Need: What every child (and inner child) needs is to have parental affirmation, both human and divine.

Community Challenge: To encounter God’s love and affirmation of Jesus, and vicariously of each of us, through the story of his baptism. How do we connect to a God that is the BEST version of parental love? How might we experience this connection when we haven't had that best version of parental love from our earthly family? 

Earlier Event: January 14
Adult Spiritual Formation
Later Event: January 17
Small Group Ministry