Thursday, January 6 Epiphany
This marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas. For many this is the day to take down the Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations. The celebration of Epiphany is in fact older than Christmas. Commonly observed as the arrival of the Wise men from the East, it celebrates the “manifestation” (epiphany) of Christ to the Gentiles. Originally the celebration , particularly in Eastern Christianity, focused primarily on the Baptism of the Lord, and also on the miracle at the wedding at
Cana. The Church in celebrated the Birth of Christ on this date, January 6. Jerusalem
The Season of Epiphany is from this day until the day before Ash Wednesday. During this period of time the Church’s focus and preaching is on the Life of Jesus being a revelation of God’s intent. Jesus is presented as true God, Messiah, and Savior of the world.
Sunday, January 9 10:00 am Morning Worship: The Baptism of the Lord
Sermon: “I Know I’m Beloved”
Lessons: Isaiah 42:1-9 Matthew 3: 13-17
Tuesday, January 11 1:00 pm Lunch Bunch at Ann Wiswall’s
Sunday, January 16 10:00 am Morning Worship
Rev. Joseph Hines Preaching
Tuesday, January 18 7:00 pm
Session (note change in meeting day)
Sunday, January 30 10:00 am Morning Worship
11:30 am Congregational meeting
For those participating in the Book Discussion for January:
Copies of Thornton Wilder’s novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” should be available this Sunday. Price is $10.