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Epiphany

Planning for the Season After Epiphany 2014

Article

During the Ordinary Time after Epiphany, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two discreet tracks of readings. The Old Testament reading is selected to coordinate with the gospel, and the Psalm with both. The Epistle, however, is a semicontinuous reading in one of Paul's letters. It is not chosen to coordinate with the other readings at all.

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An Epiphany Blessing of Homes and Chalking the Door

Liturgy

This short liturgy is a way of marking our homes, usually at the front or main entrance, with sacred signs and symbols as we ask God's blessing upon those who live, work, or visit throughout the coming year. In Exodus, the Israelites marked their doors with blood so that the Lord would pass over their homes; but in this service, we mark our doors with chalk as a sign that we have invited God's presence and blessing into our homes.  

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Epiphany or Three Kings Day

Article

12 days after Christmas, celebrating the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem.

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Epiphany Prayer

Liturgy

God with us,
God revealed in us,
God come to us,
Emmanuel 

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Epiphany Reflections

Article

Many of us were introduced to Epiphany through the familiar silhouetted-image of Three Wise Men bearing gifts as they followed the Great Star by night.  In some cultures, Epiphany is known as the  Day of the Kings. 

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Epiphany Call to Worship

Liturgy

Lord, this year, we will follow the Star of Bethlehem.
Too long we've gone the wrong way
Followed the wrong stars!  

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Epiphany Call to Worship and Invocation

Liturgy

Light of God, illumine the path that leads us to healing, hope and salvation.
Glory of God, fill this sanctuary and expose the darkness that stalks our souls. 

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Festivals of Light

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The culmination of our Christmas celebration occurs on the day of Epiphany. On this day, we recognize that the glory of God was indeed made flesh in Jesus the Christ. Like the wise men from the East, "we observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage," (Matthew 2:2, NRSV).    

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We Thank God for Another Day

Liturgy

God has given us a new year and a new day. One more day in the land of the living!
We thank God for another day, another year. 

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