Liturgy Letter Newsletter – Third Sunday after the Epiphany 2019 (Year C)

Set Free to Bear the Fruit of the Anointed One

“The joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:1-10). We desire to follow the Lord in everything we do (Psalm 19), proclaiming freedom (Luke 4:14-21) with the knowledge that we are a small but important part of something greater than ourselves (1 Corinthians 12:12-31).” – Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional

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LIturgy Letter Newsletter – Second Sunday after the Epiphany 2019 (Year C)

Working Miracles and Giving Gifts

“God rejoices and delights in us (Isaiah 62:1-5); his steadfast love offers us refuge in the shadow of his wings (Psalm 36:5-10). Christ showed his power while on earth, working many signs and miracles, including one at the wedding of Cana (John 2:1-11). God gives each of us spiritual gifts to use in his service (1 Corinthians 12:1-11).” – Thomas Oden

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Liturgy Letter Newsletter – Baptism of our Lord 2019 (Year C)

Waters of Mercy  

“Because the Lord loves us and knows us by name, we need not be worried or fearful (Isaiah 43:1-7). God is all-powerful and blesses us with strength and peace (Psalm 29) and with the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17). Through Christ’s baptism (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22) we can better understand the plan God has for our own salvation.” – Thomas Oden

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J.R.R. Tolkien Quote for Epiphanytide

“The night sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien in The Return of the King