Resurrection Voices

The Epiphany of Our Lord

On January 6, 12 days after Christmas, we celebrate the visit of the Wise Men, or Magi. We do not know how many dignitaries visited Jesus (undoubtedly more than three), we do not know their names, we do not know exactly where they traveled from or exactly when they arrived.  We do know that they followed a star, a bright and glorious star – the Bethlehem Star. 
In the days of Jesus’ birth, it was believed that when a world leader was born, a stellar phenomenon would appear in the sky. Halley’s Comet was first seen around 11 BC. In ancient Egypt, the bright star Sirius appeared in the daytime instead of at nighttime. History tells us that the Jews, the Romans and the Persians were all looking to the sky for signs of the birth of a very extraordinary king at about this same time. The Magi were scholars of astronomy and were highly respected by those from within their own countries and beyond. They were also known for their ability to interpret dreams. Whatever they saw in the sky that night, it was enough to convince them that they had seen the long-awaited sign as told by the prophets. Knowing they were taking a great risk by disobeying Herod, the Magi followed through on their epiphany and began their journey. They were the first Gentiles to recognize that Jesus came to bring the Good News for the whole world, and not just for a chosen few. 
Like the Magi, may we, too, look for the signs of Jesus in our midst and be overjoyed with the Good News.
Epiphany Blessings,
- Susan Daniels
Creator of the Stars
God of Epiphanies
You are the Great Star
You have marked my path with light
You have filled my sky with stars
naming each star
guiding it
until it shines upon my heart
awakening me to deeper seeing
new revelations
and brighter epiphanies.

O infinite Star Giver
I now ask for wisdom and courage
To follow these stars
For their names are many and my heart is fearful.
They shine on me wherever I go:
The Star of Hope
The Star of Mercy and Compassion
The Star of Justice and Peace
The Star of Tenderness and Love
The Star of Suffering
The Star of Joy
And every time I feel the shine
I am called
to follow it
to sing it
to live it
all the way to the cross
and beyond.

O creator of the Stars
You have become within me
an unending Epiphany.

Macrina Wiederkehr

Our Faith Community

Flower Chart for 2019
The Flower Chart for 2019 is posted in the Narthex. If you have a special occasion to celebrate or wish to honor the memory of a loved one, please sign up for the weekend that you would like to provide flowers for the altar. The bouquets are $25 each.
Lay  Ministry Signup
Please use this link to sign up for lay ministry slots in January 2019.

City Tins Fundraiser

FYI is selling City Tins to kick off fundraising efforts for our 2019 mission trip. Each tin contains 20 coaster gift cards worth $10 off your tab at the venue. The value of the tin is $200, and you can purchase one for just $30! We have Lake Country, Milwaukee Heritage, and Milwaukee Restaurant tins for sale. These make fantastic gifts! Pick up one (or a few) on Sunday morning or connect with Tiffany Kollmeyer. You can learn more about the City Tins here:

Pledge Card Update:

 2016:  127 pledge cards totaling $383,800.
 2017:  102 pledge cards totaling $314,230.
 2018:    92 pledge cards totaling $277,758.
2019:   76 pledge cards totaling $233,288
Thank you to the many members who presented their Estimate of Giving cards during our Consecration Sunday service.  Thinking about and making a financial commitment before the end of the year helps both you and the church plan for 2019.  The Finance Team is actively developing a budget for the new year to meet the needs of the church and to assure that we can pursue our missions.   
If you haven’t turned in your card yet, we hope you will do so very soon.   How can you do that?
•         Turn in your card this week at either the Wednesday or Sunday worship service (blank cards are available on the welcome table in the narthex), or
•         Mail your card to Church of the Resurrection, W287 N3700 North Shore Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072-3136, or
•         Email your commitment response to
We are grateful for your commitment of time, talent and resources!
Stewardship Team


The Word for Your Week  
Prayer for the Twelve Days

Lord, fill us with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi and the peace of the Christ child. Bless us these twelve days of Christmas and forever. Amen.

Day 1    December 26:    St. Stephen’s Day    Acts 6:8-15; 7:54-60
Day 2    December 27:    St. John—Apostle and Evangelist      John 1:1-9
Day 3    December 28:    The Holy Innocents    Matthew 2:13-18
Day 4    December 29:    The Nativity    Luke 2:8-16
Day 5    December 30:    The Holy Family    Luke 2:25-50
Day 6    December 31:    Watch Night    Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, Matthew 25:31-40
Day 7    January 1:    Mary, Mother of our Lord        Luke 2:16-21
Day 8    January 2:    The Incarnation     John 1:14
Day 9    January 3:    The Baptism of our Lord     John 1:19-36
Day 10  January 4:    The Prince of Peace     Isaiah 9:6
Day 11  January 5:    The Eve of Epiphany   Matthew 2:1
Day 12  January 6:    Epiphany    Matthew 2:2-12
Family Directory
Our Church of the Resurrection Family Directory is available for viewing or printing at:
(If you don't know the password please contact the church office.)

If your picture is missing or your family information isn’t correct, please contact the directory team at:

In addition, John Tompsett or Lynn Meyer will be available to take your directory picture after any Sunday church services in December.
If you want to make a special contribution or just simplify your life, there is an on-line giving option for you.  Just click HERE
This Week's Events

Monday, December 31
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, January 1
Church Office Closed - Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 2
6:30 pm Worship with Holy Communion
7:15 pm Adult Bible Study

Thursday, January 3
6:30 am Bible Class at This Great Coffee Place

Sunday, January 6
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday School
10:15 am Adult Education
11:00 am Family Board Games & Lunch
We Pray For:
Prayers for our country, those serving in the armed forces, and our leaders

- Jeanne Kunath,
- Ellen, Susan Daniel's cousin
- Cindy Evinrude
- JR, Beth Berger's cousin
- Tom Stone, friend of the Perrigo's
- Lauren, Bob Kunath's granddaughter
- Jim & Jill Ardis, friends of Salstrom's
- Shirley, mother of Gail Wojtkunski
- Benny Thielitz
- Kathy Klockow
- Zachary, Barb Mayer's great grandson
- Amber Ove
- Art & Nancy Mitchel, friends of the Perrigo's
- Lisa (Mihas) Nelson-Sauer
- Quinn
-  Michael, Sue Hader's grandson
- Jean
- Jeff, cousin of Diane Kollmeyer
- Jim & Jim, friends of Sue Hader
- Michelle Thalacker
- Eli Hansen, student of Katie Rumohr
- Gloria Mayra, mother of Lyn Owsiak
- Mary
- Vivienne, mother of Sarah Bergman
- Ruth Bergman, mother of Mark Bergman
- Dan Laatsch, brother of Christa Thalacker
- Luella Laske, grandmother of Chris & Michelle Thalacker
- Linda Niemuth, friend of Zells
- Phil, nephew of Pat Faherty
- Michael Wojtkunski
- Eileen Walker, friend of Shawn Motley
- Gus Frank, friend of the Donkel's
- Dave Hicks and Mike Sadler, friends of Larry Donkle
- John Kornely
- Josh, nephew of Pat Faherty  
- Dick Manke
- Karen Witte, friend of the Salstrom's
- Kelly Schlegel
- Joe & Deanna Jordan, in-laws of Pastor Kim
- Levie
- Jenny
Prayers Loss of Loved One:
Hildegard Eickstedt, mother of Judy Sandgren
Birthdays This Week:

Larsen, Austin

Bazylewicz, Madison
Motley, Jackson
Schmidt, Anna
Schmidt, Emma
Wahmhoff, Elizabeth

Heinrich, Renea
Lenzner, Meryl

Evinrude, Dennis
Manke, Richard
Thalacker, Michelle

Busche, Andrew
Pastoral Emergency?  
Church office (Mon-Thur 9 am - 4 pm) 
(Fridays 9 am - 2 pm)


Pastor Kimberly Jordan : 262-825-0723 (Cell)
Church of the Resurrection
Pewaukee WI


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