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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 20, 2019

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SUNDAY, January 20                  2 Epiphany

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and their are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

The Episcopal Church Foundation helps congregations define and prioritize needs for future ministry and guides them through fundraising to achieve their vision. It is a joy to see the gifts of each community member be revealed in this process: construction tradesmen gather cost estimates, teachers creatively communicate updates to the parishes, lawyers revive planned giving ministries.

If you are part of a faith community, consider that each and all of you possess gifts from God intended for the common good of your community. Who is hurting and needs prayer? Who is lonely and would be uplifted by an invitation to share a meal? What ministry might grow if your particular experience is applied to its mission? The Holy Spirit is dancing with delight at the thought of being manifest through you!

MOVING FORWARD: Think of one gift you can share with your family or community in an innovative way.

PRAY for the Diocese of Lokoja (Nigeria)

Ps 36:5-10 | Isaiah 62:1-5 | 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11 | John 2:1-11



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