Sunday Prayers – January 2nd, 2022

As the new calendar year begins, we are not gathering in-person. If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, please make that a priority–and if you have, please get your booster as soon as you can!

You can join in our Sunday service, live or later, via YouTube. The stream will begin at about 9:45 with a welcome and some prelude music from Peter; the service will begin at 10 am.

To make it easier to join in the responses and sing along with the hymn of the day, make sure you have the order of service handy!

Star

We’ll be observing the Feast of the Epiphany.

We are four days early–the feast itself is January 6th–but the church calendar has us anticipate it on the Sunday beforehand, so that churches around the world can join in recalling the Baptism of Jesus together on the first Sunday after the Epiphany next week.

Two Kings' cakes, colourfully decorated with pink, yellow, and green sprinkles.

Christmas continues…

There are lots of traditions associated with this feast. Covid keeps us from enjoying one of the tastiest together, but if you’re feeling inspired, here’s a link to the recipe that Matthew uses to make Kings’ Cake for Coffee Hour.

At the feast of the Epiphany, we celebrate that God’s glory is revealed to all the world and all its peoples. Sundays and Seasons movingly observes:

In Isaiah and Ephesians, that glory is proclaimed for all nations and people. Like the light of the star that guided the magi to Jesus, the light of Christ reveals who we are: children of God who are claimed and washed in the waters of baptism. We are sent out to be beacons of the light of Christ, sharing the good news of God’s love to all people.

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