The Baptism of Christ

Dear Congregation,
Just a reminder… as we approach the First Sunday after Epiphany,
The Baptism of Christ, we’ll be worshipping in the peace and beauty of our
Outdoor Chapel on January 8th. We will revisit Matthew’s story of Jesus’ baptism and you will have the opportunity to reaffirm your own baptismal vows. I hope you’ll be present, in person or on Facebook, for this time of spiritual nurture. We will continue to worship in the Garden Chapel on the second Sunday of each month through May, weather permitting.
As today IS Epiphany. I share this poem with you for your consideration. May it speak to you, and may your Epiphany journey be full of light and revelation!
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Candy
“The Year as a House: A Blessing” by Jan Richardson
Think of the year as a house: door flung wide in welcome, threshold swept and waiting, a graced spaciousness opening and offering itself to you.
Let it be blessed in every room. Let it be hallowed in every corner. Let every nook be a refuge and every object set to holy use.
Let it be here that safety will rest. Let it be here that health will make its home. Let it be here that peace will show its face. Let it be here that love will find its way.
Here let the weary come let the aching come let the lost come let the sorrowing come.
Here let them find their rest and let them find their soothing and let them find their place and let them find their delight.
And may it be in this house of a year that the seasons will spin in beauty, and may it be in these turning days that time will spiral with joy. And may it be that its rooms will fill with ordinary grace and light spill from every window to welcome the stranger home.
Wherever you make your home, may it be blessed, and may you enter this Epiphany and the coming year in peace.
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