Complete Service - January: The Gifts of Winter Dormancy

2022, 3 pp
Winter is a season of dormancy: of patience, stillness, resting, darkness, and mystery. As we learn to accept the gifts of winter, we learn to observe and appreciate the beauty, wonder, and solace of a slower time.

“Because of the uncomfortable conditions of winter, it is natural to underestimate the positive value of this season. The same is true for our interior winters. Few consider their inner wintertime something to enjoy, yet this season is vital for spiritual growth. The human spirit needs dormancy and rest, silence and solitude. Winter provides this opportunity so we can slow down and refocus.…” Joyce Rupp & Macrina Wiederkehr

The liturgical season of Epiphany starts on January 6th (twelve days after Christmas).As an alternative to this worship outline, you might choose to focus on this holy day by having a star-light service in the evening and reflecting on the heavens declaring the glory of God and what kinds of epiphanies we might watch for. Epiphany celebrates journeys, sharing gifts, seeking Christ, and following stars and dreams.

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