Newsletter 07-January-2018

‘Beloved’
Mark 1:4-11
Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7


Mark 1:4-11 New International Version (NIV)
4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I baptise you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

NEXT SUNDAY: 14th January 2018
Next week’s theme:
'Discerning God's Call' 
Focus Scripture:1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Other Readings:Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

Prayer Points for: Maya Corbett for healing of her knee.