Epiphany 2022: Cracks of Light

Épiphanie 
The rooms of love, 1984-1987
Benard Faucon

Epiphany invites us to live with our eyes wide open, searching like the wise men for the new manifestation of God breaking into our world, like cracks of light shining in the darkness.

As we approach the scripture texts of the lectionary this season, we are searching for these cracks of light. How will these scriptures manifest God to us? What will we see when we search these scriptures for clues as to how God’s activity manifests in our world? 

Epiphany evokes curiosity, exploration, discovery. What we discover changes us; we can no longer continue along the same paths—like the wise men, our feet find a new way home.

Welcome to the journey!

Ring the bells that still can ring.
 Forget your perfect offering
 There is a crack a crack in everything 
That’s how the light gets in.

                 —Leonard Cohen 

Deep peace and blessings.

—Anne

Rev. Anne Baxter Smith
Pastor of the Church at Southpoint

Worship Calendar

If you’re planning to join us for an in-person service, please read our Covid policy. It’s kept up to date, here.

Because of the number of Southpoint households experiencing or exposed to covid over the holidays, we are going to meet over zoom again this week. Our hope is a return to in-person worship the following week (Jan 16). However, please stay in touch— and be in communication with Anne or Karin if your family is affected and needs support or assistance.

Sun. Jan. 9, 10:00 am
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Gathers
Isaiah 43: 1-7

Sun. Jan. 16, 10:00 am
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Delights
Isaiah 62: 1-5

Sun. Jan. 23, 10:00 am ALL IN
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Nourishes
Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10 

Sun. Jan. 30 ** No Service (not on Zoom, not In-person)

Sun. Feb. 6 
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Consecrates
Jeremiah 1: 4-10

Sun. Feb. 13
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Sends
Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13)

Sun. Feb. 20
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Preserves
Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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We encourage relationships rather than run programs, yet we recognize the importance of intentionality and structure as we nurture life together.

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