Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word continues to dwell among us. Christ comes among us in the gathered assembly, the scriptures, the waters of new birth, and the bread and the wine. Through these ordinary gifts we receive the fullness of God’s grace and truth.
Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:[1-9] 10-18
Color of the season is White.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Epiphany of Our Lord - Worship at 7 pm in the chapel
Epiphany means “manifestation.” On this day we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles—that is, to all nations. The word and sacraments are for us the great epiphany of God’s grace and mercy. We go forth to witness to the light that shines brightly in our midst.
On December 29, longtime member of First Trinity, Chloe Rogers, passed away. Having survived polio as a child, Chloe was 95 years old and the oldest living member of our congregation. The funeral will take place on Sunday at Colletta Funeral Home. Details are still coming.
We have also learned that, friend of First Trinity, Fred Barker, has lost his mother this week. Fred and Ro are traveling to Indiana to plan services.
Please keep them and their families in your prayers.