Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Welcome as we come to celebrate ‘The Baptism of our Lord.’ Today as we listen and reflect on Scripture, it can also be an occasion for us to be reminded of the important place baptism holds in our own lives. We are made one with Christ through death and resurrection and are called to shine as light in the world for the glory of God. As we continue to journey through the season of Epiphany may we be refreshment and renewal of faith as we seek to live the gospel faithfully.
Rev Cannon Ian Howarth is the Rector of the Anglican Parish of St Paul's Kyneton and St John's Malmsbury and is the team leader of the Central Highlands Cluster.