Worship on the Sunday of Epiphany

Dec 31, 2023    Rev. Steve Albertin

Welcome to worship at King of Glory Worship and Ministry Center in Carmel, IN!

On this Sunday of the Epiphany, let us kneel and pay homage to Jesus, just as the wise men did! Let us worship the Messiah!

If you are able, we invite you to join us for communion where you are! You may use any kind of bread and either wine or grape juice, so that you may also receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

For the full order of worship, please go to https://cdn.subsplash.com/documents/3MJJJC/_source/816aebeb-2f86-41c9-9dff-34b64f0193b3/document.pdf

Today's Songs:

   - "Now the Feast and Celebration" (ELW 167)

   - "Joy To The World"

   - "We Three Kings"

   - "We Are An Offering" (ELW 692)

   - "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" (ELW 270)

Today's Readings:

   - Isaiah 60:1-6

   - Matthew 2:1-12

Today's Children's Message

   - Rev. Steve Albertin

Today's Message

   - "Taking the Right Wrong Turn" - Rev. Steve Albertin

       - The wise men following a star thought they were taking the RIGHT TURN when they went to the big city of Jerusalem in search of a king.

       - However, they quickly found out that they had taken the WRONG TURN. This special king was not going to be born in the big city of Jerusalem but in the little town of Bethlehem.

       - The surprising location of the birth of this king signals that this king will be different. This king will be partial to the “little ones,” to those who have no claims on power and privilege.

       - King Herod tries to involve the wise men in an evil plan to kill this newborn king. But God has the last word and thwarts the evil plan of Herod. What had seemed to be the WRONG TURN is in fact the RIGHT TURN as God intervenes and saves the wise men and the Holy Family from impending danger.

       - Surprising turns fill this story. What seems like the WRONG TURN is once again the RIGHT TURN as the wise men’s gift of myrrh foretells the death and resurrection of Jesus and the triumph of God’s love.

       - That is how the love of God works. In Jesus God TAKES THE RIGHT WRONG TURN taking on everything that is WRONG with our lives and this world and making it RIGHT.

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