Epiphany Lutheran Church Laurelton

Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor

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Photos from Epiphany Lutheran Church Laurelton's post 07/12/2021

Yesterday, Sunday, July 11, we installed our first Deacon. Tracy Hill was installed as Synodical Deacon of Evangelism and Administration. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment and praying for her and her ministry.

05/31/2021

Please join us on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3PM for our Contemporary Service of the word.

Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor officiating

Tracy Hill, Deacon in waiting will give the sermon

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Please join us on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3PM for our Contemporary Service of the word.

Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor officiating

Tracy Hill, Deacon in waiting will give the sermon

Zoom link below. We look forward to having you share with us next Sunday afternoon.

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11/01/2020

Thank you, God, for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us. Bless the memories of your saints, God. May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love. In the honor and noble victory of the martyrs.

Thank you, God, for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us. Bless the memories of your saints, God. May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love. In the honor and noble victory of the martyrs.

[08/31/20]   "Turning Self Isolation Into Self Development"

To God be the glory.....

During this Covid-19 health crisis while we are all safely home self-isolating every day it is very habitual for us to fall into some sort of daily routine while we anxiously yet patiently wait for our lives to resume to some level of normalcy once again (albeit a mask). 👍

Ponder this question.... How will your daily routine allow you to grow "personally" during this unprecedented period in your life? More importantly.
What will your life look like when you arrive and exit on the other side of this self-isolation? How do you turn your self-isolation into greater self-development?

Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Generally in the cycle of our daily lives we have (4) opportunities to experience personal growth. Emotional / Spiritual / Physical / Social
Having a clear definition of what they all mean sit down and visualize how you can purposely devote 20 mins of your day everyday to address those (4) concerns.

For example picking up the phone and calling that family member or friend you haven't seen or communicated with in months (especially during this time) is an easy way to support your social growth. Plus it's reciprocal. Think of the value in the joy they'll receive after getting that call from you.

Going out for a brisk early morning walk is an enjoyable way to promote your physical growth.
Delving into some sort of hobby you're passionate about helps to support your emotional growth.
Plugging into your daily devotion calls via Zoom helps your spiritual growth immensely.

Begin doing these things today and everyday. Not tomorrow but especially today.
Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow , for tomorrow will worry about it's own things"

Stay In Faith!

E. Hall

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Resting Place – Casey J

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." -Matthew 11:28-30

In these troubling times that we are in, these words offer us comfort. Go to God with your burdens and he will help you carry them, better yet he will show you how to make them light.

This song by Casey J. brings this to life. God is our resting place.

Be Well. Be Safe. Pray Often.

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06/30/2020

2020 came in with great celebration as each year usually does. It’s a new year, with fresh possibilities and all that comes with it. After the celebrations we went about our daily lives heads down moving forward. The gentle monotony of life pushing us along. Then we slowly began to hear about Covid-19, causing us to pop our heads up and look around. What began as a rumble, quickly turned into an Earthquake. Now we find ourselves, rushing around to prepare for….what? We had no idea what was before us.

And just like that death is all around. Every day we hear the death toll is risin, hundreds of people are dying from this virus. Hospitals, morgues and funeral homes are over capacity “What’s going on?” How can we get through this? Where is God?

Well, God is all around us. It’s times like this where our faith is tested the most. We must always remain faithful and trust in God. He is still in control and He knows what He is doing. Know that He is there for us and with us. We should pray and talk to God. Tell Him our fears and our worries and He will take care of us. Psalm 34:4 tells us “I sought the Lord and he delivered me from all my fears.”

While Covid-19 has come with great despair, good has come along with it. Families are closer, people are seeking God, neighbors are getting to know one another, etc. That’s God working in us and through us. Gently stirring us and letting us know He is among us.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Even though we are in very troubling times, there is always something we can be thankful for. Each day gives us a renewed opportunity of those fresh possibilities of the new year. How will you use your day?

Be blessed, be safe and pray often.

06/29/2020

Today Pastor Jenkins celebrates 17 years of Ordination and serving as our Pastor. It has been a wonderful 17 years filled with the Holy Spirit and spiritual growth. May God continue to richly bless her as she continues to bless us. #weloveourpastor
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PS: You can join us each Sunday at 9AM via phone for a Service of The Word. Message us for details.

04/12/2020

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So, they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10

12/23/2019

4th Sunday in Advent-LOVE, was yesterday.

The fourth candle of Advent is the Candle of Love. Its light is meant to remind us of the love that God has for us. Jesus shows us God’s perfect love. He is God’s love in human form. The Bible says that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Love is patient, love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful or conceited, rude or selfish. Love is not quick to take offence, it keeps no records of wrongs, it does not gloat over other people’s troubles, but rejoices in the right, the good, and the true. There is nothing that love cannot face, there is no limit to its faith, to its hope, to its endurance. Love never ends. We light this candle today to remind us of how God’s perfect love is found in Jesus.
-Taken from Greystones Parish

Join us on Sunday at 10AM so you can see for yourself, God's love at work. Sunday School is 8:45AM. Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor.

12/17/2019

3rd Sunday in Advent-JOY, was this past Sunday.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. -Philippians 4:4-6

The third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is a Latin word that means “rejoice.” This name is taken from the entrance antiphon for Sunday's Mass, which is also echoed in today's second reading from the Paul's letter to the Philippians. Some people mark this Sunday by lighting a pink candle instead of a purple one on their Advent wreath. It is a reminder that the Advent season is a season of joy because our salvation is already at hand.

Sunday School is 8:45AM and Service is 10AM. Please join us this Advent Season as we prepare for the coming of Christ.

Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor.

Please see our about information for address and contact information.

12/09/2019

2nd Sunday in Advent-PEACE

Now, may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.
-2 Thessalonians 3:16

Advent wreaths are circular, representing God's infinite love, and are usually made of evergreen leaves, which "represent the hope of eternal life brought by Jesus Christ. Within the Advent wreath are candles that generally represent the four weeks of the Advent season as well as "the light of God coming into the world through the birth of Jesus Christ."

The candles specifically symbolize the Christian concepts of hope (week one), peace (week two), joy (week three) and love (week four). Many Advent wreaths also have a white candle in the center to symbolize the arrival of Christmastide, sometimes known as the "Christ candle." It is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

If you do not have a church home, please join us this Advent season as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Service is at 10AM and Sunday School at 8:45AM. Rev. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor. You can find our address and phone number in the "About" section. Looking forward to seeing you.

12/04/2019

This past Sunday we celebrated the first Sunday in Advent.

The church divides the year into different seasons that emphasize the life of Christ and the life of the church. Beginning on Sunday, December 1, 2019, we will enter the season of the church year called Advent. Advent is the season of preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas, and continuing to Epiphany January 6th, 2020.

The focus of Advent is two-fold. On the one hand, we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came into the world as both God and man so that our sins might be forgiven. On the other hand, we anticipate the day when Jesus will return to Earth and bring an end to this world. Those will be scary days, but we can look forward to the end of the world with hope because through faith in Jesus, the end of this world will mean the beginning of a new life with Christ for eternity.

Advent, then, is a time for us to repent and believe. Knowing that Jesus was born to forgive our sins, we repent (admit our failures to God) and believe that we are forgiven because of the death and resurrection of Jesus on our behalf. Also, knowing that Jesus is coming back, we repent and believe that when He returns, He will give us eternal life.
-Taken from Lutheran Hour Ministries

Join us for this season of Advent, so you can prepare for the coming of Christ. Service is at 10AM and Sunday School at 8:45AM. Rev,. Marva M. Jenkins, Pastor.

05/18/2019

Bishop elect Rev. Paul Egensteiner.

05/18/2019

We have a Bishop!

05/17/2019

4th and 5th ballots. Down to two candidates. God be with us on this election.

05/17/2019

Day two of SYNOD Assembly. Third vote for Bishop was cast earlier this morning. We may have a Bishop by this afternoon.

05/16/2019

1st ballot done...2nd one in progress. May God be with us as we discern this important decision.

05/16/2019

First day of SYNOD Assembly. The fire of the Holy Spirit is with us.

04/21/2019

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your son, Jesus Christ,our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Gospel reading of the day is taken from Luke: 1-12

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia.

03/29/2019

We are just about half way through the Lenten season, how has it been going for you?

During this time, we willingly give something up. The intent was not to just give up something, that is easy, but to understand why we are doing it. Jesus suffered temptation for 40 days and went to the cross for us, yet all we think about is giving up chocolate, soda, cake, ci******es, etc.

The purpose of Lent is to maintain or reestablish a connection with Jesus and recognize what he did for us. We are also called to serve the poor and the less fortunate. So, while you have given up something for Lent, wont you also consider serving those who are in need?

Peace and Blessings

[03/05/19]   The 2019 Lenten season begins tomorrow. Are you planning to give up something or do something for someone less fortunate during Lent?

Either way, our prayer for your Lenten journey is this:

Heavenly Father, draw us closer to your heart, that we might know you better and understand you more completely. We pray that we would not only give things up for Lent, but that we would give you glory through Lent, Lord. May our actions reflect our hearts, and may we worship you through all that we say and do throughout the weeks to come. AMEN!

[10/03/18]   Reading of the day-Matthew 18:6-9

6 “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to the one by whom the stumbling block comes!

8 “If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into the hell of fire.

07/19/2018

Reading of the day Psalm 23

06/20/2018

“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:43-45

03/27/2018

Epiphany Lutheran Church Laurelton's cover photo

12/16/2017

Reading of the day Habakkuk 3:13-19

12/15/2017

Reading of the day Philippians 3:12-16

12/14/2017

Commemoration of John of the Cross, renewer of the church, 1591.

Reading of the day Psalm 126

12/12/2017

Reading of the day Isaiah 4:2-6

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