On the first Sunday after the Epiphany, the Church has traditionally emphasized the Baptism of Jesus, an event recorded in every Gospel account.  When Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, God himself used the opportunity to speak and to announce that Jesus is indeed God’s beloved Son.  Pastor Gebel explains more in his message entitled, “The Ultimate Announcement.” 

Link to Audio File

Recorded at: Trinity-Freistadt Lutheran Church

Recording Engineer: Todd A. Boettcher, CPBE

Liturgist: Rev. Thomas Schmitt, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI

Choir Director: Trudy Schmalz

Guest Speaker: Rev. Robert Gebel, Immanuel Lutheran Church;  Brookfield, Wisconsin

Sermon Title: “The Ultimate Announcement” (Matthew 3:13-17)