You are welcome to join us in commemorating the Epiphany, this Sunday January 7, 2017. Service begins at 9:30 AM and is followed with fellowship time. Soup, snacks and beverages are served. Quiet meditation begins at 10:45 AM in the sanctuary, and Spiritual Growth class starts at 11:00 AM. Pastor Martha will be sharing her thoughts on, Isaiah 60: 1-6 (see below).
1 The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).
a (1) the festival commemorating the Epiphany on January 6.
2 A manifestation of a divine or supernatural being.
3 a (1) : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2) : an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking (3) : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure
b : a revealing scene or moment
Isaiah 60:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Ingathering of the Dispersed
60 Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will appear over you.
3 Nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
4 Lift up your eyes and look around;
they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from far away,
and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.
5 Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6 A multitude of camels shall cover you,
the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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