Hello First Presbyterian Church,
Happy New Year! I don't know about you, but each January I try to carve out some time to reflect on the year before and the year to come. This year I'm using a reflection guide from a spiritual director. She provides 3 themes to reflect on:
1) Adapting & adjusting- practicing lament and allowing God to meet, minister to, and restore us, giving us a foundation for ways forward.
2) Unlearning & uprooting- practicing meditation and noticing what needs to be unlearned, uprooted, and then replanted that we might walk with steadiness and strength.
3) Dreaming & daring- practicing discernment as we prepare to walk in the ways God is calling us to.
On Sunday, we will celebrate Epiphany together in worship. As is our tradition, we will receive "star words." Like the magi followed the star to baby Jesus, our hope is that the word on the star you receive will help guide you in your journey of faith in the year ahead.
What was your star word in 2022? If you have a story to share about your star word from this past year, I'd love to hear it!
See you Sunday,