Sunday, January 7: Epiphany Worship at 8 & 10 a.m.

 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem  and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?
We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 
“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”
– Matthew 2: 1-2; 11-12


We’ll celebrate Epiphany during the Sunday, January 7, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services.

The 10 a.m. service will be multi-generational and will include the “in person” arrival of the magi at the manger. The Nursery/Toddler/Pre-School  room will be open at 9:50 on the 7th for the youngest children.  All ages are invited to be in the Sanctuary for the re-telling of the great story of Epiphany.

GIFTS from the MAGI… from YOU:  Everyone is invited to bring a gift to lay at the manger during the 10 a.m. worship service!  Wrap your “manger gift” in brown paper bag or white tissue paper.   Gifts will be distributed to people in need through our church, the Howard Center Street Outreach Program and JUMP.
Manger Gifts ideas: warm gloves or hats for children or adults, crayons and drawing paper, school supplies,  hand warmers, chapstick, gift cards for coffee shops, groceries or gasoline. Thank you!
     We have purchased some additional “manger gifts” with “Share Christmas” donations.
     Children and adults are welcome to bring forward a “manger gift” from the back of the Sanctuary.

Our 8 a.m. worship returns to our regular Sunday worship program on Sunday, January 7.

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