Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Affirmation of Baptism for
Estela Nasia Raphael & Morgan David Clancy
Bishop Pedro Suarez Preaching & Presiding
The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s Beloved. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.
Confirmation, also called Affirmation of Baptism, is the process of education, reflection, and formation that results in a young person or adult taking ownership of the promises made for them in baptism. Very often, a confirmation student was baptized as an infant and the baptismal promises were made on their behalf. When they confirm or affirm their faith as a young adult, they promise to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
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