January 7

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Epiphany Sunday  10:30  a.m.     Holy Communion

Lectionary Readings:  Isaiah 60: 1-6; Mathew 2: 1-12

Text:    “…Wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.”   Matthew 2:1

Sermon:   “On the Fourteenth Day of Christmas”

Tease:   Once again, we join ranks with those strange men from the East, who journey from afar - field and fountain, moor and mountain. They bear gifts that are tools of the magian tradition.   In fact, the word “magi,” simply means wise ones.  Through the millennia, these “wise ones” have become shrouded in myth.   And yet, their appearance in the birth narrative bears profound symbolic significance as the “Old” Testament begins blending with the “New.”