Readings for Epiphany 1: Baptism of the Lord (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 42:1-9 - The Lord calls his anointed servant in righteousness
Psalm 2- A song of God's King in Zion
Romans 12:1-5 - "present your bodies as a living sacrifice"
Mark 1:1-11 - the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the Jordan
Sermon by the Rev. Timothy Taylor
Cover art: “The Baptism of Christ No. 2” by Daniel Bonnell, 2010, oil on canvas, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Hilton Head, SC