One Movable Feast, and One Not
“5th” Sunday Potluck
Our 5th Sunday Potluck is, as of this Sunday, a movable feast…migrating from the last Sunday of December to the first Sunday of January.
Hope you’ll join us after worship as we, once again, share a meal and some laughter around the table.
Please sign up here to bring an entree and either a side dish or dessert.
Epiphany is not a movable feast. The commemoration of the Magi’s visit to Bethlehem occurs every year on the 12th Day of Christmas. And just as Christmas, it’s observed on a specific date rather than day; always January 6th.
Epiphany’s Gospel lesson affords us an opportunity to rescue the Magi from their places in the annual Christmas pageant (having "traversed afar”, they arrived in Bethlehem much later than, say, the shepherds), and restore them to their biblical roles as key witnesses to both the promise and threat of Christ.
Matthew paints a vivid picture, not only of the welcome of God to the whole world, but also of some foundational truths and risks of true worship.
See you Sunday.
New & Upcoming
Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study and is followed by dinner. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm. email@example.com.
Get Smart Club: Homework help for Elementary and Middle School students, every Tuesday at the Stanton Center 4:00-5:00pm. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. email@example.com.
January 6th: “5th” Sunday Potluck.
January 11-12: Dinner and overnight at Winter Relief with Bay Ridge Christian Church. Sign Up here and select the date blocked out for Redeemer.
Second Sunday Sandwiches: January 13th.
Third Friday Bingo: 7:00-9:00pm January 18 at the Light House. Sign up.
Ash Wednesday: The beginning of Lent is March 6th.