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Celebrate Epiphany with The Feast of Lights

Feast of Lights: Coming of the Wise Men

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 5pm – Prince of Peace welcomes all to join us for a festive night – Feast of Lights: Coming of the Wise Men is a retelling of the Advent – Christmas – Epiphany stories with tableau with choirs, handbells, banjo, and double bass. Join us – 455 Missouri Avenue, Largo, FL 33770. A reception and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow this exciting night of worship.

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Festival Days Ring in the New Year!

Leave it to the Church to ring in the Church Year as only the Church can—with festival times to lift up the goodness of God for all!

Even as we enter into the new year, we find ourselves still walking in the season of Christmas. The twelve days stretch across the calendar’s page turn. Just think, even after the big ball drops in NYC, we Christians are still pondering and marveling at the work of a God who comes as a baby born in a barn.

Sunday, January 6 is the Epiphany of our Lord, marking the coming of the magi. They lay odd gifts before the Christ child and give his parents even more to wonder about. On this day we recall how the wise men came from afar – from countries whose cultures were far different from Jesus’ family. We learn yet again how the good news of this Child’s birth is meant to go all over the world, even as the magi returned to their homes “by a different road.”

This year we will celebrate the Epiphany in the morning at our usual worship times. But we will also observe the day as we have been doing so at PoP for many years. We call it the Feast of Lights. There will be costumed friends, inspiring music from our choir, scripture and prayers. We will also welcome the special music of our handbells, double bass and, yes, banjo.

The Feast of Lights will be on Sunday evening January 6 at 5PM.

But there is another festival of the year that meets us in January.

On Sunday, January 13 we observe the Baptism of our Lord. This very traditional time for baptizing is rooted in the story of our Lord’s own baptism by John in the Jordan River. There, from the waters where our Lord emerged, he began his ministry among us. In our Church Year observances, this Baptism of our Lord day pairs significantly with another day that…well, we’ll talk about that one later.

Blessed opportunities abound to serve our Lord, to worship with the sisters and brothers, to learn more about our Lord and his work in our lives, to walk together in the joy-filled confidence that we belong to a mighty God—a God who has gotten us this far and will see us through the new year, too.

A joyous new year, indeed!

Celebrate Epiphany in January 2017

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. Experience the music and reflect on this exciting night of worship!


20150106_19305180Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Celebrate Epiphany – Festival Music, Candlelight Worship & Carols of the Season

Prince of Peace welcomes all to join us for a festive night, commemorating the visit of the wise men with readings, tableau, and choir with Hammered dulcimer & double bass. A Wassail Party and reception in the Parish Hall follows this exciting night of worship.


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.

Invite and bring friends and come for this night’s worship and joyous reception following!

The Epiphany of Our Lord, 2016 & Beyond

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.

Invite and bring friends and come for this night’s worship and joyous reception following! Learn More…


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 ~

Epiphany Feast of Lights

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. Experience the music and reflect on this exciting night of worship!


20150106_19305180Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
Festival Music, Candlelight Worship & Carols of the Season

Prince of Peace welcomes all to join us for a festive night, commemorating the visit of the wise men with readings, tableau, and choir with Hammered dulcimer & double bass. A Wassail Party and reception in the Parish Hall follows this exciting night of worship.


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.

Invite and bring friends and come for this night’s worship and joyous reception following!