WELCOME TO THE SEASON AFTER THE EPIPHANY!!! On January 6, the church throughout the world celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany when the Magi, the Wise Men, arrived to show honor to the Christ. It was a time when Christ was made known to be the Son of God-the definition of Epiphany means to be made known-and throughout this season after the Eiphany ,our Gospels each week highlight different events in the life of Jesus that show he is the Son of God. The first weeked in this season is the Baptism of our Lord, where the voice of God, the dove, and John the Baptizer point to Jesus' role as the Son of God. The next weeks, leading up to the Feast of the Transfiguration, the final weekend of this season, all point to Jesus' divinity. The Baptism of our Lord and the Feast of the Transifguration, where Jesus literally glows and God's voice is heard by the disciples present on the mountaintop are bookends to this time in the church.
Following the Feast of the Transfiguration, we move into the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17, 2021. The Ash Wednesday liturgy and administration of the ashes of repentance and Holy Communion will be celebrated in the parking lot at 10am and 6:30pm at Hope-all are welcome.