Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

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 Jerusalem celebrated the Birth of Christ on this date, January 6.

      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

Looking Ahead

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.

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