January 2020

Grace and peace to you and your family and a blessed New Year to all!

For centuries, the church has recognized the Day of Epiphany, January 6th, as the beginning of the Season of Epiphany. Interestingly, the story of the Magi (the wise men) following a star and bringing gifts to honor Jesus has some how been "spliced" into the Christmas story. But, as most of you know after several sermons and newsletter articles from me over the past five years, if we look in the gospel according to Matthew, we find the story of a star that led the Magi to house of Jesus, the child, not Jesus a newborn infant in a stable in Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:1-12).

The Magi were seekers traveling in the darkness following a bright light to discover the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace. They were guided and protected on their journey by an angel, and they were returned to their homelands in safety.

As we enter this New Year, may we discover the 'epiphanies' and 'signs' God gives us each day for a renewed hope and promise in our personal lives and in the many spiritual gifts within our congregation here at Trinity. As we continue on as seekers in faith, like the Magi of long ago, let us continue in hospitality to others as Mary and Joseph were to the Magi. May we be as courageous and bold in faith as these three "kings," who followed a call from God turning away from Herod's plot of evil and wickedness, to carry out the truth in a journey to the Christ child that would live on through the ages to come!

The New Year affords us the privilege to renew our spiritual journey and commitments in serving our neighbor as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. During this season of Epiphany, just as the Magi followed the direction given unto them in a brilliant star of light, we, too, are encouraged to seek out and follow the light of Christ in our personal lives and in the ministries here at Trinity.

One place to begin a renewed journey is by helping with our New Year's Day Dinner by contacting Kim Werley through the church office at 610-377-4303.

Another way is to attend our Epiphany Services which celebrates the Visit of the Wisemen or The Three Kings to Mary and Jesus, only found in Matthew 2. These services are Saturday, January 4th at 5pm and Sunday, January 5th at 9:30 a.m.

And if you are able to donate, our Food Pantry Item for January is Pasta.

For the New Year of 2020, may you and your family, as well as our entire church family here at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, be blessed with good health and happiness as we continue our mission in the excitement and inspiration we discover daily through the love of Christ Jesus, our Lord!

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m.

Sunday School

10:45 a.m.

First Saturday of the Month

5:00 p.m.

First Tuesday of the Month

10:00 a.m.

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