Monday, January 28, 2008

Announcements - January 13, '08

Praise the Lord for our new worship building!

Today is the first Sunday of our new Senior High Sunday School class on the Westminster Shorter Catechism taught by Matt "the Doctor" and Joan Vos. There is a book that goes with the class. Be sure to get one from Dan.

Next Sunday Pastor Travis is beginning a new adult Sunday School class: Introduction to the New Testament. Class starts at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The Christmas season ends today with Epiphany. “Epiphany” means “appearing,” and the celebration of Epiphany centers upon the appearing of the Gospel to the Gentiles, which was first marked with the appearance of the magi to worship the infant Jesus.

"Who was born from the holy Spirit.” Precisely thus is Christ born for you, in such a way that he may change your own manner of birth….Formerly, death awaited you as the setting sun of your life; he wants you to have a new birth of life. “Who was born from the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary.” Where the Spirit is begetting, and a virgin giving birth, everything carried on is divine; nothing of it is merely human.
Peter Chrysologus, d. 450