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Children's Activity

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Sore afraid -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
King of Kings -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Children may not be aware that Christmas didn't end until yesterday!
Look for the star -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: Have an Epiphany pageant to close off the
Gifts Of The Magi -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Teachers: Most youngsters (and many adults) have a
The True Light -- John 1:1-18 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Teachers (preparation for class): Prior to class create your
Kneeling down in prayer -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Ages 8-10 -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Ages 5-7 -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Reason to wake up -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- David Coffin -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2017
It was one of those rough Fridays that one wishes to forget.
The lessons of Epiphany -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
In many countries, January 6 is a public holiday with parades, parties, and festivities celebrating
The glory of God -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
These are the longest hours of darkness.
Glory -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
William Beebe, the naturalist, used to visit fellow nature-lover, Theodore Roosevelt.
Arise and shine -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
When I was a youngster, my mother would awaken my siblings and me every morning with a call from the
The wide-angled lens of faith -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1999
Our vacation to Arizona elicited a continuing expression of awe and wonder at the exquisite scenery
God self-revealed -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1996
I once counted 27 electrical switches that I touch to get the day going: lights, alarm clocks, b
New Age religion -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
What has been called New Age religion has been with us for a while now.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Ages 8-10 -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Ages 5-7 -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008

Children's sermon

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Amazing Books -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2017
I have just been to the library and look at all my amazing books!
Suddenly I See! -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Sharing -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
… that is, the Gentiles have become fellow-heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the pr
Sore afraid -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him… (v. 3)
Epiphany -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it
Where to look -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;
Are you a servant? -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
I've told you before that I like to get out a dictionary when I read a word I'd like to understand b
King of Kings -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
(Show the three Wise Men) Today is the day we talk about the Wise Men.
Whodunit? -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning! How many of you can read? (Let them answer.)
The wise men exam -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning! I'm going to give you all a test this morning
Lucky workers -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
God gives us wonderful gifts and one gift I am so thankful for
Look for the star -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Today we are going to be like the wise men from the East who
It's no mystery -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
(Note: To prepare for this lesson get a small bag. Place a
Let's pray -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning, boys and girls. What is the person doing in this
King over all -- Matthew 2:1-2 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Why am I wearing a crown this
The true light -- John 1:1-18 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Note: To prepare for this lesson take a small grocery bag.
Uncovering the mystery -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about mysteries.
Kneeling down in prayer -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Isn't it neat that God made you in a certain way?

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
Killing Pain -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
January 2, 2005

Second Sunday After Christmas, Cycle A

Devotional

SermonStudio

The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
...
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
... and they knelt down and paid him homage.

Drama

SermonStudio

Unfathomable Riches! No Assembly Required, Gentiles Included -- Matthew 2:1-2, Isaiah 60:1-6, 9, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Last Wise Man -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany of Our Lord (2017) -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2017
Isaiah 60:1-6
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany of Our Lord (2014) -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Isaiah 60:1-6
The people of God... -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Bob Ove -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
The people of God had been in a state of darkness, but now the light has come.
Dr. Tom Barnard wrote... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Dr.
The 1880s were... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
The 1880s were a revolutionary time in international transportation.
Based on his research... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Based on his research on the personal consequences of work in the age of globalization, sociologist
Jesus was born... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Bob Ove -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Jesus was born in Bethlehem where Herod was ruler, under the Romans.
NULL -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
Isaiah 60:1-6
NULL -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
Part of me has always wanted to live in Alaska or the Yukon.
NULL -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
Paul's 'mystery' in Ephesians was understood by the framers of the Declaration of Independence.
NULL -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
Why is it that we practice a religion that has so little room for others?
NULL -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
"You will soon receive good news at your workplace." This and many other "predictions" fill the zodi
Preaching The Psalmbr... -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
Preaching The Psalm

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Isaiah's proclamation that your light... -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Isaiah's proclamation that "your light has come," makes most sense after Jesus has
Israel was in desperate circumstances... -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Israel was in desperate circumstances during Isaiah's time, the late eighth century BC.
The world-famous artist, Bertel... -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
The world-famous artist, Bertel Thorwaldsen, made an impressive clay sculpture of the
When the writer of Ephesians... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
When the writer of Ephesians speaks of the "mysteries" of the Christian faith, he is not
I have a friend who... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
I have a friend who, for everything she doesn't understand or can't explain, has a simple
Julie and Craig looked forward... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Julie and Craig looked forward to their winter vacation for months. It would be the first
Unsearchable riches. In the history... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Unsearchable riches. In the history of humankind, there have been several commodities
Church consultant, Lyle Schaller, identifies... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Church consultant, Lyle Schaller, identifies congregations that are realistically in
Herod had more power than... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Herod had more power than any governor or president in the United States. He answered
they knelt down and paid... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
"... they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasurer chests, they

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
Killing Pain -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
January 2, 2005

Second Sunday After Christmas, Cycle A

SermonStudio

Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see also Epiphany, Cycle B, for an alternative app
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 60:1--6 (C, RC); Isaiah 60:1--6, 9 (E)
Epiphany of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
Isaiah 60-62 represents a sharp contrast with what has gone before in the preceding chapters of Thir
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 60:1-6 (C, RC); Isaiah 60:1-6, 9 (E)
The Gift Of Guidance -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Isaiah 60:1-6 (C, L, RC); Isaiah 60:1-6, 9 (E)
The Epiphany of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
Killing Pain -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
January 2, 2005

Second Sunday After Christmas, Cycle A

SermonStudio

The Light Has Come -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2010
As the Magi scanned the heavens they noticed a star brighter than all the others in the night sky.
A Strange Way In And A New Way Out -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
The heroes of this little narrative certainly seem familiar to us.
The Porch Light's On -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Tony S. Everett -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
All of us have heard various short, sarcastic sayings that describe people and groups who seem to la
Showing Up -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- John N. Brittain -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
We lived in Florida for a while in the 1980s and it was then that we learned about Tarpon Springs.
Shine! That's The Style! -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
It is appropriate on this day designated as the Epiphany Of The Lord to explore some questions we mi
It's The Mystery That Keeps Me Going, God -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
E-mail
From: KDM
To: God
Subject: Divine Mystery
This Little Light Of Mine Is Yours And Everybody Else's Too -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
"Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." When the disciple of
Going Ahead Anyway -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- William B. Kincaid, III -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
Did you notice that bad things did not stop happening through the holidays?
A Most Important Dawning -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1995
Early in January in northern Canada the sun peeks above the horizon for the first time after six wee
Light From And For The East -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1995
It was good to spend some time with you over Christmas break.
Just The Facts -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
There is a beautiful old tradition about the star in the East.
Light For Our Darkness -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
The Feast of Christmas celebrates God's wondrous gift of Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world.

Stories

StoryShare

A Pile Of Camels -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2017
Contents
"A Pile of Camels" by C. David McKirachan
Get Up And Get Moving! -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Keith Wagner -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2013
Contents
"Get Up and Get Moving!" by Keith Wagner
A Light In The Darkness -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
What's Up This Week
"A Light In The Darkness" by Alex Gondola
We Shall Meet Again! -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
StoryShare

Edited by John Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt

SermonStudio

The Christian Family -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
George Burns once quipped, "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family ...
Metacosmic Light -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
...
Out Of The Minds Of Babes -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.
Epiphany: A Wonderful Holiday -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
I have lived in two different countries where Epiphany is a very important holiday: The Netherlands

Worship

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
Killing Pain -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
January 2, 2005

Second Sunday After Christmas, Cycle A

SermonStudio

The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Opening Prayer/Invocation
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: He came as a baby,
to bring laughter to children;
The Light Is Still Shining -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Isaiah 60:1)
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2004
Hymns
Arise, Your Light Is Come (NCH164, PH411)
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: Jesus, The Light Of The World

Call To Worship
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: Christ For The World

Call To Worship
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: The Visit Of The Wise Men

Call To Worship
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Psalm 72:1-17 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Visit of the Magi to Jesus -- Matthew 2:1-12 (3:13-17) -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
Adoration And Praise

Invitation to the Celebration
Glory Coming -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as a call to worship.
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
God's eternal plan: a Gospel for the world -- Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: The axis around which this (probably pseudoPau line) passage turns is the idea of G

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Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: The Visit Of The Wise Men

Call To Worship
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Mark Ellingsen
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Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
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Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
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Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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