Monday, January 28, 2008

Announcements - January 20, '08

Please note the New Members class is this Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. All planning to attend should contact the church office.

Today Pastor Travis is began a new adult Sunday School class: Introduction to the New Testament. The class meets in the Fellowship Hall.

The Christmas season ends 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.

You see that Mary did not doubt but believed and therefore obtained the fruit of faith. "Blessed…are you who have believed." But you also are blessed who have heard and believed. For a soul that has believed has both concieved and bears the Word of God and declares his works. Let the soul of Mary be in each of you, so that it magnifies the Lord. Let the spirit of Mary be in each of you, so that it rejoices in God.

Ambrose of Milan, d. 397