Second Sunday After the Epiphany 2019, Year C — Planning Notes

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Greater Things Worship Series: GIFTED FOR OTHERS
Second Sunday After the Epiphany — January 20, 2019

Calendar Notes

January
January 20   Human Relations Day
January 21   Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 20   Ecumenical Sunday

February
All Month       Black History Month
February 10   Scouting Ministries Sunday
February 18   Presidents Day (USA)

March
March 1        World Day of Prayer
March 3        Transfiguration of the Lord
March 6        Ash Wednesday, and Lent Begins
March 31      UMCOR Sunday
 

Planning for this Series

This is the second week in our “Greater Gifts” series, “Gifted for Others.” This week, the texts from 1st Corinthians extol the many diverse gifts of those in the Corinthian community. Taylor Burton-Edwards explains it,

”Paul reminds the community at Corinth that neither their common life nor their individual progress in Christ is about them and “their talents.” It’s about the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit working in diverse ways in their midst to fulfill God’s mission through them, the gathered body of Christ.”

Just as Paul saw unique gifts, you will have uniquely gifted persons in your congregation.

This worship series is an especially good time to pair worship with faith formation, so that people can explore their gifts of the Spirit. If you chose a key song to take you through the series, continue that today.