January 2019
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What Is Epiphany Anyway? Shedding light on the least understood part of the Church Year

The experience of Epiphany is the most important goal of Christian teaching or preaching. It is the moment when Christ is perceived by the eyes of faith.

More Epiphany resources from Reformed Worship.


The series of service plans suggested in this article follows the Common Lectionary for Year C, which features the gospel of Luke. The Old Testament selections of the Lectionary support the gospel readings for these Sundays.

Epiphany is the celebration of God’s presence breaking through to shine as a light in the darkness. Each year our congregation rejoices in the reminder of our generous, giving God—one star gift at a time.

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Worship Planning Resources


Story On: The Necessity of Participation in Church and Civic Life

By Kathryn Roelofs

The change of the church season and the participation of the democratic process remind us of the privilege and the call to participate in a greater story being told.

Confession and Assurance

By Chris Schoon

Confession is a good and fitting dimension of what we do in worshiping the One who is completely holy and righteous.


  • Symposium on Worship January 24-26, 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan. An annual three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. Come to the workshops presented by the Reformed Worship editors and contributors. Visit the Reformed Worship table at the exhibit area.
  • Writing the Church's Song April 25-27, 2019, Dallas Texas. A hymn writing retreat presented by the Center for Congregation Song. Scholarships are available. Registration is now open.
  • Summer Institute of Theology and Disability May 20-23, 2019, Holland, Michigan. The Institute brings together academics, theologians, practitioners, and others to explore the inclusive intersections of faith and disabilities. Presented by the Collaborative on Faith & Disabilities in partnership with Western Theological Seminary.
  • Awakening June 9-14, 2019, Holland, Michigan. A week-long gathering at Hope College for students in grades 9-12 to learn about worship and develop gifts in the arts. Check the link for more detail.
  • Animate June 24-28, 2019, Birmingham, Alabama. A five-day summer program at Samford University in worship leadership for teenagers and their adult mentors. Registration is now open.

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