The Season of Epiphany begins with the celebration of Epiphany, the commemoration of the arrival of the Magi from the East to worship Jesus, the Messiah. The season is marked by a number of themes: giving and receiving of gifts, hospitality, baptism, and living as “children of light” in the world.
The Feast of the Epiphany (transferred to January 3)
At Church of the Resurrection, we begin our celebration of the season with worship and fellowship on January 6th and the traditional Epiphany Cake.
An Epiphany House Blessing
During the Season of Epiphany, it is especially appropriate to schedule House Blessings. A House Blessing is a service of blessings, room by room, in your home. It may include the service of Holy Eucharist, if so desired. The service can be combined with a community and family house-warming, or it can be designed for a few participants. A House Blessing is suitable for times of transition into a new home or following a period of distress or change. Contact Rev Ellen, if you would like further information and/or would like to schedule a House Blessing in your home.
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Expanding our Understanding
January 17th, 10 am, will be the first of our Instructed Eucharists. This service will feature a narration to explain various parts of the service. On January 17th, the narration will address questions about the liturgy that have been submitted by congregation members over the last two months. We will continue this offering periodically throughout the year. If you have a question regarding the worship service, please submit them by e-mail and indicate “Instructed Eucharist question” in the subject line.
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Annual Meeting on Sun, Jan 24, 11:15 am, at St. Andrew’s, Bridgeton
In our life together as an Episcopal congregation, we gather annually to consider our experiences through the last year and our hopes and intentions for our mission as a congregation in the year to come. Reports will be received from ministry leaders and coordinators, and elections will be held. Positions open include: senior warden (two-year term), three vestry members (three-year terms), three diocesan convention delegates (one-year term), three alternate diocesan convention delegates (one-year term), and six Woodbury convocation delegates (one-year term). Lunch will be served.
A great way to beat your winter cabin fever
Friday, January 29, 6-9:30 pm
at Trinity Episcopal, 800 E. Wood St., Vineland
Dinner + Live Music by Darren + Lots of Baskets
Appetizers, full buffet, desserts, and other refreshments
$25 per person, B.Y.O.B.
Information & Tickets: (609) 319-9234
Hosted by Church of the Resurrection
Getting Ready for Lent
The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services at 1 pm (Vineland) and 6 pm (Bridgeton) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016. The Book Discussion group will be reading Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why (Baker Books, 2008. 2012), and the congregation will be gathering on Wednesday evenings, 6 pm, for our annual Lenten Wednesday service, study, and supper. Check back for details and updates.
Epiphany Cake flyer
Basket Blizzard flyer