Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 42:1-9
Response: Psalm 29
Epistle: Acts 10:34-43
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
Fr. Bill talks about seeking Christ in each other, and tells a story about a struggling monastic community and a neighboring rabbi who reminded them of their Baptismal Covenant.