I wish everyone a Happy New Year!
This Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany, the list of the wise men to the infant Jesus.
St. George’s families, this week in our Sunday email we have another link to a great video about today’s Gospel story. Along with the video, I also included a Family Page and some colouring and activity pages.
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
There are still a number of great Christmas Carols to sing, so I am recommending is “Earth Has Many a Noble City.”
The reading for Epiphany is Matthew 2:1-12:
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ”
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.1
Prayers and Message
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message:
I selected another two Christmas carols for this week, “Angels from the realms of glory” and “The First Noel.”
A blessed and safe Sunday to you, and thank you so much for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.