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As we move into the new year, I want you to think about the Sundays ahead. If you make resolutions, resolve to come to church more. The Epiphany season lasts all of January into early March this year. Epiphany can be understood three ways – the dictionary definition, the actual day, and the
The dictionary definition of Epiphany
An insight – “Aha, I had an epiphany!”
The Day of Epiphany
The day The Epiphany is the second flavor. The Epiphany (Jan 6 ends the 12 days of Christmas. If you sing the song “The 12 days of Christmas” you will get to 12 drummers drumming. After all the money I spent on presents, I can’t imagine spending past the second day of Christmas using that model. The day is about celebrating the three Magi who discover Jesus and give their best gifts to him.
Matthew never leaves anything to chance because the gift of gold is for Jesus the King; the gift of frankincense is for Jesus the Priest; and the gift of Myrrh is a funeral spice for when Jesus gives his life. We celebrated the Epiphany on Sunday, January 6th, which by happy chance is the actual day. But the main reason for Matthew’s story is to remind us that God revealed love in Jesus for all people, especially foreigners, outsiders, and anybody who wants more from God.
The Epiphany Season is the third flavor. It starts on January 6th and goes through March 5th (Ash Wednesday is March 6th). As we begin 2019, please pray for St. Timothy’s vitality and pray for all our ministries as we give of best to God in Jesus.
Click HERE for the January issue of Tidings.
We have two Sunday morning services
– 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- 8:30 a.m. Service: A quiet and contemplative service with a touch of music
- 9:15 a.m. Coffee hour: Time for all to socialize and have a light snack and beverage
- 10:00 a.m. Service: A blend of the current 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. services
- 11:10 a.m. Education time: Fun, educational classes for all. Ends by 11:45 a.m.
Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon on the Power of Love
Just in case you missed it, check out the video of the Royal Wedding:
Bishop Michael Curry delivers impassioned sermon on the Power of Love.
(click on the video image below)