This season of celebrating is almost over. Today is Epiphany – the day we celebrate the visitation of the Magi to the Christ child. In many parts of the world, today is “Christmas,” the day to celebrate “the Word made flesh.” Our Epiphany worship service will be this coming Sunday. Using Matthew’s familiar story, we will, with the Magi, follow the star from Persia to Palestine, through the streets of old Jerusalem till it comes to rest over the place in the village of Bethlehem where Mary and Joseph are caring for their new-born.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
May we be led by the perfect light of love – Jesus, the light of the world – into this new year and through all the years to come.
We will have guests in the worship service from Fools Mission, recipients of our special offering for January. They will be sharing the program’s mission and how it has affected their lives. In Adult Spiritual Formation, we will continue our exploration of the video series, Saving Jesus Redux. This week we will focus on the question “Who Was Jesus?” Invite someone to share with you in the wonder and joy, the mystery and the mission of the day.
May we continue to grow together as God’s people.