Worship notes for Jan. 3, 2021
Today is the traditional Sunday upon which we celebrate Epiphany or the 'manifestation" of Jesus Christ. This is an opportunity to meditate upon one aspect of the story of Christ's brith, that is, the visit of the magi or wise men from the east. Over time it has become a season to celebrate the revelation of Christ's birth to the Gentiles and an opportunity to pray for the spread of the gospel throughout the world.
So, while most of our service points to waiting upon the Lord, Isaiah 60 and "As With Gladness Men of Old" allows us to recall that waiting for the messiah is over. He has come, and he sends us into the world with a mission to proclaim good news, even while we wait upon his second advent.