And, happy new year! I hope the first few days of 2024 have been filled with hope and joy as we’ve closed out the Christmas season. For those who might have forgotten, today, Saturday, January 6th is Epiphany–a special holy day in the liturgical calendar to celebrate the arrival of the Magi (the three wisemen). Therefore, tomorrow, Sunday, January 7th, we’ll celebrate Epiphany Sunday by revisiting this incredible narrative.
We’ll also be celebrating communion, so if you’re joining us via Zoom, please bring your communion elements to the broadcast. The Order of Worship for tomorrow’s service (and all of the lectionary passages) can be found in the downloadable bulletin below.
After tomorrow’s worship service, we’ll all gather in Darley Hall for our first-of-the-month-potluck! The theme for our potluck tomorrow is “breakfast.” So break out your favorite breakfast casserole recipe or just grab a box of cereal and some milk… Whatever you bring, please join us for breakfast after the service during our fellowship time.
Speaking of fellowship, we’re running low on cookies. If you’re in town and can bake some cookies, we’d ask that you bake two dozen (or more) cookies and put them in the Darley Hall freezer in a zipper bag.
A special thanks to all of you who brought canned goods or donated to our special offering this past Sunday. Yesterday, I delivered all your donations to the Hinsdale County Public Health office with a check for $1,000. They were grateful for this contribution to support our community. Also, many thanks to those of you who dropped off or sent tea! We appreciate the little ways you support this ministry. Thank you all!
As many of you know, I’ll be taking the next three weeks off to transition my mother to Lake City permanently. Consequently, Lyn Lampert will be leading our Sunday worship services through the end of the month. Thanks so much Lyn! The Order of Worship bulletins for the rest of the month can be downloaded below. If you have any questions about the worship services, please reach out to our ruling elders.
There will be no Games Up Here on Mondays or Bible Study on Wednesdays for the rest of the month. Men’s Prayer Breakfast is back in session and continues to meet weekly at 7:00am on Thursday mornings at the First Baptist Fellowship Hall. Please contact John Bonner for more details or with any questions.
Here is your Zoom link for the January Sunday worship services:
Sunday Worship Service:
And, here are your Order of Worship bulletins for January:
That’s it for now everyone. May your January be filled with rest and restoration as we prepare for the season of Lent, starting February 14, 2024.
With much gratitude,