Worship – January 6, 2019

After a glorious Christmas season, we begin a new season: Epiphany. Many of us were introduced to Epiphany through the familiar story 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 (Dia de los Reyes). It is also known as Twelfth Day or Twelfth Night, reflecting an old custom of giving a gift for the 12 days after Christmas.

The term epiphany means “to show,” “to make known,” or even “to reveal.” In Western churches, we remember the coming of the wise outsiders who, following a star, leave their home, their roots, and their perspectives, taking with them their most prized possessions to give as gifts to this child that has been born into the world. Be with us as we recall the importance and meaning of this great story and as we celebrate this season of Epiphany. There will be an appearance by the Wise Ones, gifts for the children, and a special Epiphany party following worship. This is an event for the whole family.