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Resources on Epiphany

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Topical Study on Epiphany Often the content of our Christmas celebration is shaped by what we do with the weeks following Christmas. Churches that observe Christmas as a standalone event may find it difficult to get past the sentimentality of seeing a cute, mild-natured baby in the manger. But the incarnation involves much more... Split Kingdoms Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/split-kingdoms-matthew-12 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Epiphany , Lent , Unity , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline based on Matthew 12 in an Epiphany series in preparation for Lent. The central theme is the necessary unity of the body of Christ for the sake of its stability and effectiveness. When in Our Music Christ is Glorified Element of Worship by Bert Polman https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1992/when-our-music-christ-glorified Element of Worship by Bert Polman Topics: Epiphany , Liturgy , Worship Planning , Music Source: Reformed Worship These brief song services, prepared for the Sundays after Epiphany in 1993, could be used in the morning service, as part or all of a second-service, or any other time in Christian worship. Puffed Up to Pop Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/puffed-up-to-pop-luke-14-18 Service Outline Topics: Epiphany , Humility , Pride , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service plan in an Epiphany series based on Luke 14 and 18. God often deflates those who are puffed up so they can learn humility and once again travel the path to blessing. Nations Will Come to Your Light Element of Worship by Naji Umran https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2006/nations-will-come-your-light Element of Worship by Naji Umran Topics: Epiphany , Liturgy , Worship Planning , Nicene Creed Source: Reformed Worship Naji Umran presents an order of service for Epiphany that makes use of responsive readings and uses sources from the ancient church as well as contemporary material. Call to Worship & Prayer: Epiphany Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/12/call-to-worship-prayer-epiphany.html Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman Topics: Epiphany , Prayer Source: Re-Worship A call to worship and prayer for Epiphany by Thom Shuman about the infant Jesus. An Epiphany Liturgy Service Outline by Leonard J Vander Zee http://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1987/epiphany-liturgy Service Outline by Leonard J Vander Zee Topics: Epiphany , Confession , Witness , Prayer Source: Reformed Worship This service outline and song emphasizes the light at Epiphany in prayer and confession. The Visit of the Magi Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-visit-of-the-magi--epiphany-sunday--matthew-2 Service Outline Topics: Epiphany , Jesus , Nativity , Magi Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service for Epiphany Sunday based on the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-18). The story is double-sided as it includes both the adoration and proclamation of Christ, and the violence perpetrated by Herod. Liturgy for Epiphany - the Star Service Outline by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2019/12/day-of-epiphany-abc.html Service Outline by Thom M Shuman Topics: Epiphany , Grace , Hope , Joy Source: Lectionary Liturgies Thom Shuman offers an Epiphany liturgy, with communion. "Christ came, the morning star of love; Christ died, the night star of salvation; Christ was raised, the radiant star of resurrection." Call to Worship for Epiphany Element of Worship by Joanna Harader https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/12/epiphany-call-to-worship-arise-shine.html Element of Worship by Joanna Harader Topics: Epiphany , Worship , Advent , Light Source: Re-Worship A call to worship inspired by Isaiah 60:1-3 for use during Epiphany, highlighting a joyful response to the coming of the Christ child. A Service of Baptism at the Start of the New Year Sermon Starter/Outline by Chad Brawley http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=63 Sermon Starter/Outline by Chad Brawley Topics: Epiphany , Baptism , Church , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This order of service highlights baptism and invites congregations to reflect on its meaning to the church. Also provided are worship planning tips and suggestions for invocation, prayers, and songs for an Epiphany service. Your Light Is Come: A hymn festival for Epiphany Service Outline by Charlotte Larsen https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1996/your-light-come-hymn-festival-epiphany Service Outline by Charlotte Larsen Topics: Epiphany , Christmas , Jesus , Nativity Source: Reformed Worship Charlotte Larsen and Donald Postema present a service outline for an Epiphany hymn festival, which extends the Christmas season and provides closure to it. Day of Epiphany Service Outline by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-day-of-epiphany.html Service Outline by Thom M Shuman Topics: Epiphany , Worship Planning Source: Lectionary Liturgies This order of worship demonstrates a complete plan for an Epiphany worship service. What a Welcome! Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/what-a-welcome-first-sunday-of-epiphany-luke-2 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Epiphany , Worship Planning , Light , Reign of God Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service order and sermon starter for Epiphany, focusing on the presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40). The Body of Christ Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-4c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Epiphany , Love , Church , Body of Christ Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Jesus left the body here on earth called the church. It is when the church loves as Jesus did that the world receives the clearest Epiphany of Christ today. Poor Epiphany – and Poor Us Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/poor-epiphany-poor-us/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Epiphany , Baptism , Baptism of Christ , Missions Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Bill Olnhausen laments an ignorance of epiphany in North American churches, and argues that epiphany is the climax of Christ’s mission to the world. Epiphany Intercession Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/prayer-for-others-epiphany.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Epiphany , Faith , Grace , Intercession Source: Re-Worship This prayer of intercession, written for Epiphany, looks to the Child of Bethlehem for his light to shine on the world's rulers, his grace to transform old ways, and his unity among all the baptized. Seeing Epiphany Whole Article by Steven R Harmon http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/159116.pdf Article by Steven R Harmon Topics: Epiphany , Magi , Baptism of Christ Source: The Christian Reflection Project An article by Steven Harmon on Epiphany. Epiphany can seem like a cacophony of disjointed events: the Magi’s visit to Bethlehem, Christ’s baptism by John, and Christ’s miracle at the wedding at Cana. Star of Wonder Drama by Karen Bruinsma https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2009/star-wonder Drama by Karen Bruinsma Topics: Epiphany , Children/youth , Nativity , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Karen Bruinsma presents a children’s Epiphany play that tells the story of the Magi visiting a young Jesus and interacting with Herod the Great from Matthew 2:1-12. Epiphany Insights Commentary/Exegesis by Edward Markquart https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/epiphany-insights Commentary/Exegesis by Edward Markquart Topics: Epiphany , Preparation , Sermon , Scripture Reading Source: Working Preacher This article is a collection of brief exegetical insights on the Scripture readings for the six Sundays of Epiphany. Epiphany and The West Wing Article by Scott Hoezee https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/01/06/epiphany/ Article by Scott Hoezee Topics: Epiphany , Jesus , Homelessness Source: The Twelve Scott Hoezee uses an episode of the hit political drama "The West Wing" to illustrate a powerful, Epiphany reminder: Jesus was born among, and for, people of humble means.