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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 HOMEMaterials:
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 Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Ermine Cloak -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Call to Worship:
A Page Boy's Story -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Call to Worship: With the kings, on this feast of the Epiphany let us come to

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
First Thoughts
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, 2005Second 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

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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 PsalmPsalm 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

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.

StoryShare

The Visitor -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2011
Contents "The Visitor" by Keith Hewitt

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, 2005Second 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 LESSONSLesson 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 LESSONSLesson 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, 2005Second 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 -- John B. Jamison -- 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.

The Village Shepherd

Mystery -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
At Christmas I was given a book about angels.
Moths Drawn To The Light -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
One summer we spent a week or two in Corfu, one of the larger Greek islands.
Arise, Shine; For Your Light Has Come -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
We generally have a family outing to the cinema over the Christmas period. There

Stories

StoryShare

Job Description -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2019
Contents “Reflections” by C. David McKirachan
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
Light For The New Year -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- John Fitzgerald -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2016
Contents "Light for the New Year" by John Fitzgerald
Conversation On A Winter’s Night -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Keith Hewitt -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2014
Contents"Conversation on a Winter's Night" by Keith Hewitt
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
Pile Of Camels -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- C. David Mckirachan, Lamar Massingill -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2012
Contents"Pile of Camels" by C. David McKirachan
The Visitor -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2011
Contents "The Visitor" by Keith Hewitt
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
Sons From Far Away, Daughters In Nurses' Arms -- Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- David O. Bales, Frank Ramirez, Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
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
Follow The Star -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- David E. Leininger, David O. Bales, Terry Cain, Rick McCracken-Bennett, Frank R. Fisher -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Follow The Star" by David Leininger

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, 2005Second 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 WorshipOne: 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
HymnsArise, 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 WorldCall To Worship
Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: Christ For The WorldCall 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 MenCall 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 PraiseInvitation 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 MenCall To Worship
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John Jamison
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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Coffin
All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
John Calvin well describes the distress and doubt which this lesson depicts:

...for there is nothing more difficult for men than to preserve their minds in a state of peace and tranquility, undisturbed by any disquieting fears, whilst they are in this world, which is subject to many changes. (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.V/1, p. 18)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Alice loved ballet. She'd been given a ballet video for her birthday, and she spent hours watching it. When she'd been attending ballet classes for three weeks, she announced to the assembled family that she was going to be a ballet dancer when she grew up.

Alice's mother and father exchanged meaningful glances. "Ballet means a lot of hard work," warned her father.

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John S. Smylie
David O. Bales
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where Have All the Churches Gone?" by John Smylie
"Caught Not Taught" by John Smylie
"Oh, Mulberries!" by David Bales

Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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Where Have All the Churches Gone?
By John Smylie
Lamentations 1:1-6

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David E. Leininger
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with Morrie. The author had learned that his old teacher was slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and after an absence of many years, the two reconnected and began to get together every Tuesday. The book shares some of the great lessons that emerged from those weekly conversations. For example:

"Okay, question," I say to Morrie. His bony fingers hold his glasses across his chest, which rises and falls with each labored breath.

"What's the question?" he says.
Carlos Wilton
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the Babylonian invasion which carried the leaders of the Jewish community off into exile. It speaks to the concerns of the Jerusalem community for their long-term survival under occupation by a foreign power. While the book's title sounds grim, and its setting is dark, the book is fundamentally life-affirming. It is a testimony to the steadfast love of God that may be discovered through renewed faith, even in troubled times.

Dallas A. Brauninger
1. Text

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
John W. Clarke
In most congregational settings, the name Habakkuk does not bring people to their feet. He is not considered famous biblically speaking, like the more recognized names of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. In point of fact, most people do not know who Habakkuk is or what he did.

Habakkuk was a prophet who undertook to sustain the faith of the nation through one of the most hopeless periods of Hebrew history.
Robert R. Kopp
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

It's about an English teacher named John Keating who returns to his stodgy old alma mater named Welton Academy -- the students call it "Hellton" -- and challenges students to live extraordinary lives.

Mr. Keating tells a few students about a secret organization called The Dead Poets Society.

"The Dead Poets Society," he reveals with eyes aglow, "was a society dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That phrase is by Thoreau and was invoked at every meeting."

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