Message from the Minister
It has been popular for some time now to speak about times of our lives as seasons. In marriage, our workplace, friendships and other relationships we experience seasons, times that are different or unique from one another. These seasons can be times of great advancement or can be seasons of struggle – together they represent our living. We know that life contains many parts, times of hope, times of sadness or joy and times when it seems nothing is going right or well.
I believe each of the seasons of our lives reveal new possibilities for us, if we can find the resources to deal with the up’s and downs. None of us are an island unto ourselves. We need community and spiritual support (grace and love) to discern what is happening and to find health.
The Church has seasons too. We’ve just passed through “the season to be jolly” Christmas, and now look ahead to a new season. “ Happy New Year” or should I say, “Happy Epiphany”. Epiphany (a church word meaning “manifestation” or “arrival”) is a time when the Christ, born at Christmas, is revealed to the world. This Christ (meaning – the anointed one) has a whole lot to tell us about God, who God is and what He is like.
Of course the word epiphany also has popular meaning “a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you.” These may be caused by intuition or what I call God moments, times of divine intervention. Epiphany calls us to look and listen, to engage with others to discern what God is doing in our lives, the church and the world.
Join us for Worship at 10:00 am on Sunday and in this season of discovery and learning, and may you find blessing for every season,
Peace, Rev. Stephen Huntley