Epiphany Day is Sunday, January 6, 2019. Epiphany Day doesn’t land on Sunday very often, but this year it does. The Season after the Epiphany extends through March 5, 2019, which is the day before Lent begins.
Don’t miss the season of Epiphany! Epiphany is the season of light, but is squeezed between Christmas and Lent. The message of this season ought to shine brightly, for it teaches an important topic: the mission of the church. It progresses from bright star guiding the Magi to the shining dove at the Baptism of Jesus to the glory of the Transfiguration. The structure of theseason proclaims the mission of God’s people.
The stories of Epiphany reveal the Jesus we know—God’s son, miracle maker, teacher, prophet,and healer. He challenges us to walk the way. And we learn the way by telling our stories, by marking them with ritual. Through those rituals we know ourselves as people of the way, we deepen our belonging to a community with particular meaning, a community called to justice, partnering with Jesus to bring the Kingdom to earth today.
“It is this emphasis on the manifestation of Christ that permeates the entire season that follows the feast of the Epiphany. In Christ we see the fullness of God dwelling in a human being. Thisfullness is Christ’s by right, but it is to be ours as adopted heirs of God. On this feast, we celebrate the glory that is to be revealed in us when Christ is ‘all in all.’” (Living the Good News)
This year we will begin Epiphany with a cross-generational event in the Family Center following worship. After a brief opening, there will be stations for different age groups through adults. All activities will teach us more about the Epiphany, both the day and the season. See more about this celebration elsewhere in this newsletter. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun.