In the Name of the Father, You and Holy Spirit

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In a sermon on January 6, 387, Chrysostom said, “But why is it not the day on which He was born, but the day on which He was baptized, that is called Epiphany?  For this is the day on which He was baptized, and sanctified the nature of the waters…Why then is this day called Epiphany? – because it was not when He was born that He became manifest to all, but when He was baptized; for up to this day He was unknown to the majority.”

 

About the Art:

"Baptism of Christ" by David Zelenka, 2005.

David Zelenka began developing interactive media in 1993 under the company name Interactive Earth.  Since that time he has created web sites, educational curriculum, graphic design and fine art which reflect the great creativity evident in both human endeavor and the natural world.

 

About the Music:

As the writer of such favorites as "10,000 Reasons," "Blessed Be Your Name," and "The Heart of Worship," Redman offers another congregational gem based on the familiar words of the Aaronic blessing.

Benediction lyrics:

 

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord smile on you,
shine His light upon you.
May the Lord lift you,
turn His face towards you.
Give you His peace,
give you His peace.

May the Lord bless us and keep us.
May the Lord smile on us,
shine His light upon us.
May the Lord lift us,
turn His face towards us.
Give us His peace,
give us His peace.

Blessed we came to this place today
and blessed now we will go.
In the name of the Father,
the Spirit and the Son.
Blessed we came to this place today
and blessed now we will go.
In the name of the Father,
the Spirit and the Son.

Blessed we came to this place today
and blessed now we will go.
In the name of the Father,
the Spirit and the Son.

May the Lord bless us and keep us.
May the Lord smile on us,
shine His light upon us.
May the Lord lift us,
turn His face towards us.
Give us His peace,
give us His peace.
Go now in peace,
go now in peace.

Go now in peace.
And the blessing of our God,
and the blessing of our God.
Go now in peace
and the blessing of our God.