This week we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord! Epiphany means the manifestation or the revealing to all the world of Jesus as the Christ, God’s only Son. Matthew 2 tells us that this good news was revealed to wise men or magi or kings from a far away land, and they came to worship Christ, the newborn King. Epiphany calls us always to be on the lookout for how God reveals God’s self to us- through a baby, through a star, through candlelight, through gifts given to those in need, and through other mysterious, marvelous, loving grace-filled ways. Around the world Epiphany traditions include the giving of gifts, children dressing up like kings and going caroling door-to-door and receiving gifts from each house for their efforts (a little bit like Halloween?), and in some countries the Day of Epiphany is a national holiday with government offices, schools, and businesses closed.
January 6 at 6:30p
Mt Olive Sanctuary
Holden Evening Prayer
“Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright. . . lead us to they perfect Light.”
Sunday, January 10
The Second Great Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord.
Installation of Congregation Council during both worship times.
9:45am Sunday school for all ages, including a meeting with Confirmation Students and Parents
6:00p Congregation Council meeting, Heritage Hall