EpiphanyThese resources should help to bring light to your celebration of Epiphany in the church or in the home. Finished with your Epiphany planning? Click here for resources for Lent or follow this link to the archive of Advent and Christmas resources. Want to share seasonal texts, images, music or reflections? Know about resources others might find useful? Click here to submit .
What's New for EpiphanyThe Seekers Church is an intentional, inclusive Christian community in Washington, D.C. Their community life and liturgies are patterned after the Church of the Savior, also based in Washington. The Seekers Church website features a rich sampling of their creative liturgical work, all of it available for downloading, usage, and adaptation.
- Notice this archive of inclusive language liturgies for every season, stretching back to 1989.
- Members of the community have composed and compiled these prayers for various seasons and occasions.
If you appreciate the Seekers Church liturgies but want to see what they would look like in an Episcopal context, check this Epiphany-themed Eucharistic rite, adapted by Stephanie Spellers.
The creative team at Children at Worship-Congregations in Bloom has contributed this set of dramatic presentations of scripture for Epiphany 4 and for the Last Sunday in Epiphany . This brief essay explains how the liturgists at Children at Worship approach the art of storytelling and bringing scripture alive for the whole congregation.
The Text This Week is a popular and seasonal, lectionary-based set of resources. While the name focuses on text, don't be fooled: it is filled with images, music and drama suggestions, sermon helps, and more. In particular, they offer carefully indexed seasonal art resources.
These seasonal liturgical resources from a black perspective — complete with freshly composed Calls to Worship, Invocations, Litanies and Gathering Meditations — come from the United Methodist Church's 21st Century Africana Liturgy Resources.
The Highland Shepherd, also known as Monsignor James Irvine of the Anglican Church of Canada, has culled this selection of texts, stories, and other resources celebrating the various Festivals of Light, including Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.
The United Church of Christ offers several options for folks looking for seasonal liturgical resources:
- SAMUEL (Scripture and Memory: A Universal Ecumenical Library) provides lectionary texts, psalm antiphons and tips for lectionary preachers.
- Pegged to the Revised Common Lectionary, Worship Ways is an archive of worship resources (scroll down for the Epiphany materials).
Don't forget to check these denominational pages for seasonal resources:
- Church of England's New Patterns for Worship:
- Church of England's Common Worship
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Renewing Worship Project
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's Worship Pages
Other Epiphany Resources
An Epiphany House Blessing comes from Anne O. Weatherholt, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church-Lappans in Boonsboro, Maryland.
If you're crafting services in a Spanish-speaking or bilingual congregation, these seasonal prefaces in Spanish from El Libro de Oración Común will prove useful.
Lutheran pastor Thomas Weitzel of Tampa, Florida, has created an Epiphany Directory to catalogue his many seasonal resources.