A church becomes
stronger as it faces and overcomes challenges!
2015 might bring us
challenges as a congregation, but, as the wonderful old hymn tells us:
“Built on a rock, the church shall stand,
Even as steeples are falling!”
Happy New Year!
About the Epiphany Season
I served as pastor of
Epiphany Lutheran Church before it merged with our Redeemer Lutheran Church to
form Faith Lutheran in Canoga Park.
The call meant always
having to explain, first of all, how to pronounce “Epiphany,” and secondly,
Epiphany (January 7th)
is the “twelfth day of Christmas,” and the day we celebrate the Magi who
brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh and worshiped our newborn king.
The Greek word “Epiphany”
means, “shining,” or “revealing,” because of the star that led the wise men,
and because Jesus was revealed to the entire world as the King of the Jews.
The Epiphany Season
continues until Transfiguration Sunday (February 15,) when we remember that
Jesus shined on a mountaintop, and Moses and Elijah appeared to him and to the
disciples, Peter, James and John.
Many Christian cultures
exchange gifts on Epiphany, because the Magi were the first to bring gifts.
About the Coming Sundays
“Who is Jesus? The Word”
4, 2015 The Second Sunday of Christmas!
“Who is Jesus?
The Beloved Son of God“
January 11, 2015
The Baptism of our Lord
“Who is Jesus? The King of
18, 2015 The Second Sunday after the
“Who is Jesus? The One to
25, 2015 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
“The Story – Getting to
the Heart of God’s Story”
worship January 25th you are
invited to our Fireside Room to hear and discuss this very interesting DVD
Bible study. The topic will be, “God Builds a Nation,” and will tell about the
Exodus. The session will last about 40
minutes and will begin immediately after the end of Sunday worship. Bring your coffee!
Prince of Peace’s council
will be Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 P.M.
Men’s Bible Study will be
Thursday, January 15th from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. in our Conference
Room. All are welcome to this informal study led by Herb Frese.
“A Christmas Carol” at
Pastor Bunnell will read
selections from Dicken’s classic novel of Christmas as the program on January 7th.
At 11:30 A.M. Wednesday,
January 21st Pastor Bunnell will lead worship at the offices of the
synod. They are located at 1300 E Colorado St Glendale.
LAPD Clergy Breakfast will
be at 9:00 A.M. January 29th at Corky’s Restaurant, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd at
Magnolia in Sherman Oaks · (818) 788-5110.
Medical Supplies Available
Free – Talk to Pastor Bunnell:
bandages – rolls, various
Relieving Heel protector
Thank you from Chuck and Beth Bunnell
We are so grateful to you
all for your kind congregational gift, your cards and gifts this Christmas!
One of the best parts of
our holidays is relaxing around the tree and enjoying them.
Happy New Year!