Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! Today is celebrated as the Feast of Epiphany, which many of us did last night in what will be an annual holiday party at my house. We feasted and we laughed–a lot. There was gift giving that the Magi would not have recognized and it may be that some of those gifts will make their way back next year. Thank you to everyone who came and helped to warm my home!
With our worship service tomorrow, we will continue to celebrate the ways in which, during the season of Epiphany, Jesus’ significance was revealed to those who knew him. Often marked as the day to remember Jesus’ baptism by John, we will focus most closely on the overall ways in which Jesus’ identity is made known. Chief among these is in “the breaking of the bread,” when we share in Communion. For those of you worshipping at home, you’ll want to make sure you have your own bread and cup so that we may be together in spirit, though not in-person. Coming together as a community of faith makes for strong connections, and in the sacrament we celebrate Jesus’ presence with us whenever we gather. Join us as we make our way into 2024 together in faith and hope.
Blessings and peace, Lisa
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. Masks are suggested in the sanctuary and required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with
the projection of droplets.
Psalm 29 p. 638 NCH Psalm 29
A Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures Isaiah 60:1-6
A Reading from The New Testament Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon “Seeking Glory” Pastor Lisa
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
January 7, 2024
Service of Worship for Home
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Meeting ID: 859 2525 8069