Most of us can appreciate that there are mysteries in life beyond our ken. This truth was reflected in a statement by the late Dag Hammarskjold, formerly Secretary-General of the UN. As his book “Markings” shows he was a faithful Christian. Hammarskjold observed; “Sometimes we choose the way and sometimes the way chooses us.” This may be more of a ‘both-and’, rather than an either-or, reality. When we choose to follow the way of our Lord, that way then shapes us. The gospel for this Sunday invites us to contemplate such matters. Do join your church family for worship and, afterward, share in a time of fellowship.
The adult class, under the tutelage of Russ MacLeod will meet, also. Come in and be warmed; ‘Baby it’s cold outside!’
Epiphany – January 6th – marks the end of the Christmas season. It is the ‘’Twelfth” day of Christmas and has sometimes been referred to as “Little Christmas.” The word “epiphany” means to make manifest and, in the Christian tradition, refers to the visit of the Magi to Jesus. This visit is taken to signify the making manifest of Jesus as the Savior of the whole world. The Christian church has observed Epiphany since the third century. We will observe Epiphany in church on Sunday. Surely our multi-national church community itself bears witness to Jesus as savior of the whole world.
Following the worship service we will have opportunity to mingle during our fellowship time. How about taking the opportunity to chat with one of our number, whom you may not know well and learn of the pilgrimage of that person?
Russ MacLeod will lead the adult Christian Education class. This, also, is an opportunity to get to know better members of our church family.
Rev Jim Sinclair
Pastor Jim is the minister for First United Baptist Church