Epiphany at Good Shepherd – 2019

EPIPHANY is a Christian feast day celebrated annually on January 6.  Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Three Kings (also known as the Magi or Wise Men) and Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan (January 13, 2019).

Epiphany is the starting day of the liturgical period that follows the Christmas season and continues until Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019) and the beginning of Lent (the Lenten season). 

EPIPHANY PRAYER JOURNEY – Do you want to pause as we enter another year and focus on God’s invitation to you for 2019? Are you pulled in too many directions and sensing you need God’s help to make choices? Do you want to set aside some quiet time to listen to God? The Epiphany Prayer Journey offers you time and space to reflect on God’s invitation to you at this time in your life. Gather with others for 20 minutes of prayer, listening to God’s word in Scripture, and silent reflection on God’s invitation to you in this time. When? Tuesdays in January: the 8th, 15th, and 22nd, from 12:15-12:35 pm. Come to any or all gatherings. Where? Good Shepherd sanctuary. Who? All are welcome. Come, and invite a family member or friend to join you. Gracious God help us to enter Epiphany listening to your word for us in this new year. Help us to hear where you are pointing us, how you are leading us, and the life and work you are inviting us to. Give us open and courageous hearts to listen and follow. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

An EPIPHANY FIESTA will be celebrated on Thursday, January 10 at Good Shepherd.

EPIPHANY FIESTA
A benefit event for Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Feast with Sopa y Rosca de Reyes —Soup & Bread of the Kings

Thursday, January 10, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Suggested Donation – $10, kids free, maximum $20 for families.

Join us for an evening of soup, breaking bread & building community with new and familiar friends.  All proceeds benefit Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund

http://decorahucc.org/neighbors/

Pastor Marion will be presenting WHAT’S UP WITH EPIPHANY? at an Adult Forum on Sunday, January 27.  We all know that the season of Advent culminates in the celebration of Christmas. But 12 days after Christmas is the Epiphany of our Lord, and because it usually falls on a weekday (not a Sunday like this year) it’s often overlooked. But the church has a rich tradition of practices associated with Epiphany. If you’d like to know more about Epiphany, its history, music, food and rituals, then come to the Adult forum on Jan. 27th. And if your Christmas decorations are still up – well don’t worry! I can tell you why that’s OK according to the church calendar.