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These weekly bulletin inserts provide information about the history, music, liturgy, mission, and ministry of The Episcopal Church. For more information, please contact Lacy Broemel Lacy Broemel, Manager for Online Communications and Operations, Department of Public Engagement and Mission,.

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For use on: January 1, 2017

On the church’s liturgical calendar, New Year’s Day, January 1, is also the Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also sometimes called the Feast of the Circumcision, since it is observed on the eighth day or “octave” of Jesus’ birth, when, in Jewish tradition, infant boys are circumcised and named, in accordance with the Law of Moses (Leviticus 12:3).

For use on: December 25, 2016

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder;
and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

These words of Isaiah are often seen as words that foretell and foreshadow the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary. The truth is, these words befit Him because this child changed the world. This child changes lives. This child changes us.

For use on: December 18, 2016

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named the provincial delegate and churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 13-24, 2017. The provincial delegate and the churchwide delegates will be able to attend the official UNCSW proceedings at the United Nations and will represent the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion in their advocacy at the UN, including joint advocacy with the group Ecumenical Women.

For use on: December 11, 2016

During Advent, we are reminded of God’s abundant love in the mystery of the Incarnation –  that God came to earth and lived among us. We remember also that this Jesus, this One we call Lord, Messiah, and Emmanuel, began his life as a refugee, fleeing Egypt when King Herod began his murderous Massacre of the Holy Innocents.

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