We celebrate

The light of the world.

Last year you were given the opportunity to pick you own “Star Word” as you left worship on Epiphany Sunday. Epiphany is the celebration of God’s presence breaking through to shine as a light in the darkness.  We rejoice in the reminder of our generous, giving God—one star gift at a time.

Since we will be having virtual worship we are inviting you to use this link to spin for your 2021 Star Word:
You are encouraged to write the word on a sticky note or index card to post it wherever you are able to see it daily.  Use these words to reflect on how God speaks to you.You may want to start by looking the word up in the dictionary so that its meaning is clear. A word that seemed unclear at the beginning may gain new meaning as the year goes on.

Often the words seem very intimate, as if they were meant for you. It is this through this sense of serendipity and wonder that God works for you so that you stay close to Him.  Like any gift, star gifts can either be received with joy or discarded and forgotten. We need to be intentional about our response to our star gift. What might we learn from one word? What new ideas might evolve, what treasured wisdom might resurface?

Prayer:

God, we acknowledge that we are not always ready to receive your best gifts for us.  You have given us a Star Word in order that our searching will bring us to you.  It is often our habit to turn aside, stumble over, or even reject experiences and encounters that we later understand to have been precious gifts.

Help us to be open to the gift that you offer us now through our Star Words.  We acknowledge that we do not fully understand what this word might mean for our faith, but we receive it from you with gratitude and pray that your Spirit will enable us to live into our word with intention and faithfulness.

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