In this service, you have the opportunity to participate in liturgy and song, and be blessed with a beautiful anthem by Fiona Coughlin of the Allenside Presbyterian Church.
While our pocket calendars remind us that tomorrow is the second Sunday of January, the liturgical calendar highlights for us that we will be celebrating Baptism of the Lord Sunday, where we not only remember Christ’s baptism, but our own as well, for our baptism is rooted in Christ, and it marks us as God’s people.
Because God inspires us to sing a new song to the Lord, we will share in the gift of music, and participate in the responsive readings through the liturgy.
Today, during Advent, preparing for Christmas, we too are invited to add our voices to Mary’s song and to begin to tune the strings of transformation in the key that Mary sings her song. However, it has become difficult in our culture because the world so grotesquely distorts the message of God’s music…. The world tries to convince us to tune our strings to a different key.