JANUARY 2019

 

Come join us this coming Sunday as we celebrate Epiphany. This is the special day when the Wise Men travel to see our King bringing gold, frankinsense and myrrth.

Epiphany means “manifestation.” On this day we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles—that is, to all nations. Some Christian traditions celebrate three great epiphanies on this day: the magi’s adoration of the Christ child, Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle, in which he changes water into wine. The word and sacraments are for us the great epiphany of God’s grace and mercy. We go forth to witness to the light that shines brightly in our midst.

Alleluia. We have observed his star | at its rising, and have come to | worship him.  Alleluia.  

Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (11) Ephesians 3:1-12

Awake, awake and greet the new morn, for angels herald its dawning.  Sing out your Joy, for soon He is born, behold the Child of our longing.      (ELW 242)


 

Come and greet Pastor Harvey.  

Pastor Harvey Johnson will be leading us in worship and communion.  He is excited to be at St. Paul and eagerly looking forward to meeting everyone.  

 


Hayride – Christmas Caroling

Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the Hayride and Caroling. We had lots of fun and great singing. Thank you to the Dave and Linda Slothower who supplied the hot chocolate to top off the evening.  


Special Dates…

  • January 1st – New Year’s Day,  
  • January 6th – Epiphany– 10:00 am service
  • January 13th – Baptism of the Lord, – 10:00 am service
  • January 13th – Service at Good Samaritan in Simla – 3:00 pm
  • January 18-25th – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • January 21st – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Special Activities  to join….

 

Quilting 

Quilting group meets every 3rd Sunday following our fellowship time.  Come and join this special time as we sew and make quilts to give to those that are in need.


Bible Study 

Bible Study takes place the 2nd and 4th Mondays.  Dee Ozburn leads this special time. Time is 1:00 pm.  Join this special time to learn more about the love of God.

POTLUCK SUNDAYS

Come join us for our monthly potluck where we celebrate all birthdays and anniversaries for the month.  Join in the food and fellowship on every 3rd Sunday right after church.


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The perfect gift

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” At Christmas we celebrate God coming to earth to look outward with us in the same direction, from our perspective and experience.Jesus was an ordinary person: He learned to talk and walk like any toddler, learned a trade from his father and acquired the habits of faith from his family. In adulthood, Jesus experienced life as we all do: the challenge of hard work, grief at a loved one’s death, heartache over oppression and the world’s great needs — but also joy in celebration, fellowship with neighbors and deep friendship.God personally knows our every experience, emotion and need — because Jesus, while fully divine, lived as a full human being. He has gazed at the world, life and even death from our direction, giving us the perfect Christmas gift: love.  

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