Many of us think of an epiphany as a “light bulb” moment. The word epiphany means “revealing”—so when we have an epiphany, things are revealed to us. In Christian tradition, the season of Epiphany is the season when we see Christ revealed in a variety of ways—from the visit of the Magi, who represent non-Jews recognizing the Messiah, to the baptism of Jesus when the voice of God speaks from the cloud, to the preaching and healing and miracles, to the breaking of bread.
Like those who experienced the first Epiphany season, we are often unable to see fully what God is revealing through Christ’s words, actions, and presence. We are “Blinded By The Light”! We will spend Epiphany 2015 trying to see more clearly.
On January 4, 11, and 18, and February 1 and 8, we will have a Bible study during the fellowship time after worship, during which we will compare the four gospels and their different ways of revealing the good news of Christ.
On January 24, we will have dinner together and hear from Dianne, Jerry, and Rose about their experience working in Ghana for 6 months in 2014. (6-8ish pm)
On January 25, we will have the Annual Meeting of the congregation during worship, and a lunch will be provided afterward.
And on February 17 we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes and board games at 5:30pm.
Throughout the season, we are collecting food items to be shared with our neighbors in need, because it is in the sharing of meals that we see Christ most clearly. There is a list of items on the Narthex bulletin board, and a box for collecting donations is underneath. Please bring all donations by Sunday, February 15, so they can be taken to Northwest Compass/CEDA. Thank you for your generosity of spirit, helping feed others as we have been fed.