Call to Worship
L: In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee,
P: And he was baptized by John in the Jordan.
L: Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water,
P: He saw the heavens torn apart, and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
L: A voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
P: And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
All: The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Amen.
from Mark 1:9-15
Call to Celebration by K.K. Hudson-Bates