Holy Communion For The Festival Of The Baptism Of Christ

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This week's service includes "Thanksgiving for Holy Baptism" as well as ending with a tribute to gospel singer, Andrae Crouch, who died last week.

Jesus is not a God who stands behind us, pushing us forward or even shouting instructions at us from a safe distance. Jesus is a God who leads from the front. In his baptism in water he showed us our baptism in water, in his baptism in the Holy Spirit he showed us our baptism in the Holy Spirit, as he was recognised by the Father as the Son whom the Father loves he showed us that we too are recognised by God the Father as children of the Father's creation whom the Father loves. Jesus is God and Jesus is human. As God he is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. As human he is one with us, everyone of us, and when we eat the bread and drink the wine of the holy communion we experience our togetherness with Jesus and with each other now and for all eternity.

At Saint Laika’s everyone is invited to receive communion and be in communion. There are no exceptions. If you have been pushed out of a church in the past or if you do not feel part of the institutional churches, for whatever reason, you are especially welcome here, and you will be among people who know exactly how you feel. If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.

Click on the arrow on the far lefthand side of the sound bar to listen to the service now or CLICK HERE to download the podcast so that you can listen to it later at your own convenience.

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Join in with us as we worship God by CLICKING HERE for the order of service, credits and details of the music featured. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.

Andrae

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