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Epiphany at FPC        

Epiphany is on January 6th, and it marks the close of the twelve days of the Christmas celebration. The word “Epiphany” is derived from the Greek language, with the meaning: manifestation of a divine being." On Epiphany, we remember the visit of the Wisemen, who bravely followed a star, but more than that we remember that Jesus Christ is revealed as the son of God. During the season of Epiphany, the church recognizes that the light of God was revealed to the Gentiles. The words from Isaiah become our words, "Arise. Shine. For your light has come" and "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."

Epiphany, then, is a season and celebration of light. Even nature echoes this, and sunrise breaks most brilliantly over the horizon on the clear, crisp mornings of this time of year.

Your liturgical artists team has made a wax and silk painting to commemorate this season. The white trees and celestial orb symbolize the white and light of this season.

Highlights of January Worship

On the first Sunday of January, we will be installing our three new elders: Susan Fagg, Melissa McClure, and Jim McInnes. Susan and Missy have never served as elders before and so they will be ordained to this new order of living in our service.

On January 13th, we invite Tim Hogsed, the Director of CareNet, to worship with us. CareNet is a recipient of our Presbytery’s “Nickle-a-Meal” offering. This offering supports hunger projects throughout our region. CareNet applied for this grant and we were their ecclesiastical sponsor. Our church has taken this offering in the past and the Mission and Service Team is considering ways we may continue our involvement with this ministry.