Lenten Worship Series - Living Our Baptismal Calling

February 17, 2023

New Lent Worship Series – Living Our Baptismal Calling

Lent is the season in which we prepare for Easter, the highest and holiest day of the year for us. We usually think of it as a season in which we give up something (eg. sweets, social media, etc.). Historically speaking, the season of Lent was a time of intense preparation in the early church for those who would be baptized on Easter Sunday. This year, we will be emulating that tradition by examining the vows we made or our parents made for us at our baptism. Each Sunday in Lent (starting February 26) we will examine a different baptismal vow - what it means and how we can live it out in our daily lives as a community of baptized, beloved followers of Jesus. This will be a powerful series, and it can mean a couple different things for each of us. If you have been baptized, whether as an infant or older, this can be a time to re-examine and reflect on how you have or have not lived into these vows, and how you can recommit yourself to living them out. If you have not been baptized, this can be a season of learning what it means to be baptized, as well as a season of discernment - maybe you want to take the next step and get baptized. Either way, we hope you can participate in this series by attending worship, in-person or livestream.

If you really want to dig in and discover more about what United Methodists believe about baptism, there is a document called By Water and the Spirit that lays out our denomination's official understanding of baptism.

By Water and the Spirit: A United Methodist Understanding of Baptism 
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