West End United Methodist Church

Refugees in Egypt

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Holy communion, Sunday service

This is Epiphany Sunday when we remember the journey of the magi following the star to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn Jesus.  There are two sides of this story: one is the joy of the birth, the star, the visitors, the gifts; the other is the dark side with fear, violence, and hatred, in the face of which Joseph takes the family to Egypt.  Where do we see ourselves in this story?  The magi, having educated themselves, opened their eyes to see this king born in poverty and displacement, and, out of their joy at meeting the Christ child, they opened their hearts and treasure chests to offer support.  Given this example, what is our own role in helping the refugees, the vulnerable?  (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)

References

  • Matthew :2:1-15

Downloads

Early Service Bulletin (1/2/2022)

Late Service Bulletin (1/2/2022)

Audio

Refugees in Egypt (Children's Moment & Communion Meditation)