The Epiphany of our Lord is a festival of the New Year that always falls on January 6. An epiphany is a revelation, and THE Epiphany is the Church day that marks the revelation of our Lord to the magi. A star guides the wise men from far away through the questioning grasp of Herod and to the child who was born king.
For years Prince of Peace has celebrated this ancient day of the Church by drawing together the themes of Advent and Christmas. We call it FEAST OF LIGHTS! We tell the whole story from prophesies to shepherds, angels and the holy family, until the arrival of the long-traveled magi.
With the special music of a hammered dulcimer and double bass, our choir and costumed friends, we will mark this blessed beginning of a new year with the Epiphany. And we will pray for eyes to see how the Lord reveals his way for us today.
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WHAT ABOUT 2016?
What plans lie ahead? Graduations? Weddings? Reunions? A trip, maybe? Could be a long delayed surgery or a re-start on some treatments.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing or is being done to you, the Lord goes with you. Scripture brims with passages testifying to the presence of the Lord, granting peace, courage, joy – “even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.” ~ Psalm 139
As God’s own in this place, we enter 2016 together with all of the anticipation and trepidation that we as individuals may have. What a blessing to know that God has gathered us together and equipped us as disciples in all our following and serving. Let us pray as we gather in Sunday worship; let us pray in our small groups, from choir, to Mothers at Prayer, Gardening Angels and so many more; and let us pray when we are apart from one another for the guidance of the Lord in every effort – may all that we do bring honor to God.
~ Pr. Joe ~