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Epiphany 2020

For the season of Epiphany we are celebrating the manifold wisdom of God that has come in Jesus Christ by celebrating the many people who have been called by God to proclaim the gospel for the church. In addition to our pastors, we also welcome our associate pastors as they share God’s word with us.

January 19—Pastor Noah
January 26—Pastor Ryan
February 2—Matt Ackerman (Campus Chapel, near the University of Michigan)
February 9—Rhonda Workman (Chaplin; St. Mary Mercy Hospital)
February 16—Pastor Kristen
February 23—Jon Cooper (Chaplin; Federal Correctional Institution, Milan)

The seven Sundays after Epiphany (January 12 through February 23) follow the celebration of Epiphany on or near January 6, a commemoration of the manifestation of Christ, especially to the Magi, but also at his baptism and at the wedding feast of Cana. Liturgical colors are often white through the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany and then green.

On the wall of our worship space…

Wisdom: In January of 2012 a multi-generational Worship and Art interim class considered the passages of Proverbs 8 and Ecclesiastes 3. Out of the rich imagery in these passages, several themes emerged that we used to create an installation in our sanctuary. First, Lady Wisdom figured in our corporate minds in white flowing garb which can be seen in the back drop of white. Next, Wisdom’s presence everywhere, in the city and in nature as well as at home, is celebrated with the colorful globe representing this inclusiveness and the beauty of life with Wisdom, both in times of abundance and in times of need. Finally, the doorway of branches is the reminder that Wisdom is waiting at the door for our response and gives a sense of the security of being at home there.elow

Below is the original installation in 2012. Currently the Wisdom circle is hung as a banner on a white hanging.

Wisdom Installtion 2012