Epiphany Focus Jan 1 - Feb 12, 2023
Gifts That Keep on Giving
Participating in the giving and receiving of gifts can be difficult at time and even bad surprises at times. Accepting gifts graciously can sometimes be a challenge. For this series we’ll focus on some of God's unexpected gifts that we can enjoy long after the Christmas tree has been hauled away—gifts that reveal themselves in new ways as time goes on. This Gospel-based series is about recognizing the often-surprising gifts that are extended to humanity and are ours to receive if we are bold and loving enough to accept them.
Date Scripture Theme
Jan 1 Matt. 2:1—12 What does it mean for us to see and accept unexpected gifts?
Jan 8 Matt. 3:13-17 How do communities embody the vows of baptism?
Jan 15 John 1:29-42 Search for God and His intentions for our lives.
Jan 22 Matt. 4:12-23 Take on challenges to live differently individually and together.
Jan 29 Matt. 5:1-12 Creative action can lead to faithful activity in the world.
Feb 5 Matt. 5:13-20 Faithfully and respectfully give public witness to our faith.
Feb 12 Matt. 5:21-37 Honoring the God-created humanity with whom we disagree.
Feb 19 Matt. 17:1-9 Remember our goals. Be open to the ways God may surprise us.