Epiphany Season 2016 Worship Series

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Where the Good Way Lies

Community Mennonite Church

Epiphany Season 2016

What’s after Christmas? Old routines and new resolutions emerge during these weeks, and the church celebrates Epiphany–the culmination of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle. Old routines and new resolutions come together in the concept of an encore. The Servant in Isaiah proclaimed:   The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. Jesus of Nazareth was called up for the encore performance of this good news and the world has never been the same since. During the season of Epiphany CMC will worship together in light of Jesus’ announcement of good news for his time and place and seek “where the good way lies” for his followers today. We invite you to participate in our membership Covenant Renewal process or become a member of this community for the first time, to share in the retirement ritual when we celebrate CMCers entering their encore vocations, and join the wider church in hearing the Revised Common Lectionary scripture passages for each Sunday.


January 10                                       Through Water              January Birthday Offering

Isaiah 43:1-7                                                                                         Commissioning

Psalm 29                                                                                               Nathan & Elaine Zook Barge

Acts 8:14-17                                                                                          Jay & Sheri Hartzler

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 17                                       Good Wine                      Receiving New Members

Isaiah 62:1-5                                                                             

Psalm 36:5-10

I Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

January 24                                       Good News                    Covenant Renewal

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Psalm 10

I Corinthians 12:12-31a

Luke 4:14-21

January 31                                       Risky Vocation             Fifth Sunday Outreach Offering

Jeremiah 1:4-10;

Psalm 71:1-6;

I Corinthians 13:1-13;

Luke 4:21-30

February 7                            Transfigured Mission           February Birthday Offering

Exodus 34:29-35

Psalm 99

II Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)

Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA