Youth Activities from Heather
 Youth and Young at Heart Worship Service link January 10, 2021
Link is open at 10:15am
Sun, Jan 10, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
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What is Epiphany?
Epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning “showing forth, appearance, manifestation, revelation.” Epiphany announces the good news that Jesus revealed God to all people.
Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, is observed on January 6. Epiphany celebrates three events: (1) the arrival of the Magi, or Three Wise Men, in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus, (2) the baptism of Jesus, (3) Jesus’ first miracle.
A Blessing For Your Home
Loving God, Bless all who come into our home
May all who enter in come in peace
May all who come in this door find welcome and love
May peace and love fill our home and
spread out into the community and the world.
Chalking the Door
Over 2000 years ago the Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, travelled over a great distance, following a Star until they found baby Jesus. Chalking the door is an Epiphany house blessing ritual. The ritual of marking the door is a visible sign of our faith and a welcome to all who come through the door. It helps us to remember God is with us, always. Mark your door with the initials of the tree Mage (Wise Men), and the numerals of the new year connected by a series of crosses: 20+C+M+B+21. The C M B also stands for the Latin Prayer request, “Christus Manisionem Benedicat, May Christ Bless This House”.
Video Story - The Wise Men
Table Talk Question
Are you a “Wise One” or a “Herod”?
The Wise Men did their homework. They knew that God would send a sign because of what they had studied and observed. They knew that God had promised to be revealed in a Messiah and because of their wisdom they knew that what they were seeing could indicate that the day had arrived. So they were able to realize who and what Jesus represented because they had done their homework.
Herod was afraid of the “New King” that was to be born. He didn’t understand that this was the Messiah. He hadn’t done is homework. He was jealous that someone else was getting more attention than he was and Herod was afraid he was going to lose his crown. Excerpt from with revisions by Heather
Bible Story

Matthew 2:1-12

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, look, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”

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Sharing Time With Family
Shadow Puppet Theatre:
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Paper Bag Star Luminaries:
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January Birthdays
Happy Birthday
Ivone - Jan. 1
Adrian - Jan. 28th

We don’t want to miss anyone’s birthday. If you or someone in your family has a birthday this month please let Heather know. 
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