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 FatherTerryWebEditRev. Terry Street - Rector

"Epiphany - The Light of Christ"

 

As we began a new calendar year, many of us may reflect upon the events, experiences and meanings of the previous year. After those reflections, we cannot help but to wonder what pathway lays before us in the coming year. The Epiphany story and the Epiphany Light can be for Christians a profound source of guidance or direction that can be illumine how we might direct, re-direct or manage our lives throughout the coming year. The Epiphany Light not only directs us to the person of Jesus Christ, but the Epiphany Light can illumine our pathways and give us guidance as to who we are, who we might become, what we might do and where we might go. For Christians, the Epiphany Light can bring us guidance, direction, inspiration, clarity and hope for the new year.

 

As the light exploded and pierced the darkness in creation, as the light of the burning bush gave guidance to Moses, as the pillar of light led Israel out of darkness and the light from the Epiphany Star led the world to the Christ-Child, so does the Light of Christ continue to give guidance, direction and hope to God’s people today. The Light of Christ can illumine all darkness in the dark places of humanity and in our own lives.

 

Many of us may be understandably troubled over certain circumstances in the world, in our nation and in our own lives. Shadows are cast by tragedies, unrest, conflicts and division in the world around us and in our personal lives. The Good News in the Light of the Epiphany, the Light of Christ is a divine spark waiting to shine forth in the world and in our lives. All things are possible with God and all darkness can be illumined by the Light of Christ. The Epiphany Light reminds us that we can find direction and hope throughout the shadows, difficulties, challenges and concerns that we might have in the coming year.

 

The Epiphany Season is a “hinge” season between Advent-Christmas and the Season of Lent. During Advent, we contemplate our readiness and prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ-Child and for the Second Coming of Christ. In the Lenten Season, there is a prolonged focus on self-denial, self-examination, penitence and renewal. In the Epiphany Season, however, it seems to be a season of joy, awe, assurance and hope. It is a celebration of our awesome God that not only created heaven and earth and humanity but miraculously and wonderfully sent his own Son to be Incarnate and to be among us in the flesh and in everlasting Light. Now that is something to celebrate!

 

Happy Epiphany and Happy New Year!

 

  “The Best is Yet to Come!”


Fr. Terry  t


 


 


January 28, 2020

 

 

SundaY WORSHIP


8:00 AM ContemplAtive Service (no music)

Alternating RITE I and Rite II


10:30 AM Holy Eucharist,Organ & Choir

Alternating Rite I and Rite II

 

Children's Nursery

provided for all Sunday Services.

 

Wednesday Worship 


12:10 PM Holy Communion and Healing Service

 



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