Epiphany at Heatherhope Set for January 6, 2013

You are cordially invited to a winter tradition: Epiphany at Heatherhope.

Part of Epiphany celebraton at Heatherhope is a traditional burning of the greens. Photo by John


Come alone, with a friend, or with your whole family.

Festivities will be on Sunday, January 6 and run from 4:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. or so.

We will start in the farmhouse with great conversation and great food—fortifying old friendships and building new ones. Young people love to gather in the great room upstairs for their own special time.

Then we go outside to gather around a bonfire to chat some more and sing a song or two.

Finally we cuddle in our hay bale auditorium inside the barn for a Celtic style Epiphany worship with the sheep peeking around the corner at us in wonderment. Surely if they could scratch their heads, they would. We will ask a Border Collie, Abbie, Nell or little Betty, to gather them inside the barn for our Amen.

You can’t buy a better time for Christmas. In fact this one is free. Rather than money, bring friends, your dried out tree and greens for the bonfire, and  a salad or vegetable or a dessert  to share. We will provide the pulled chicken barbecue sandwiches and beverages.

We also ask you to please alert us to your coming so we can plan accordingly. You can respond to this posting on the web site or e-mail us at heatherhopefarm@gmail.com. Of course we do have a phone, so you can ring us up at 815-895-9736.

Why not make this a holiday tradition for yourself and your family. There are people who have gathered here for Epiphany for 9 years now. It is wonderful to see children grow to be strong, good looking young adults meeting here year after year. It is good to see people coming for the very first time as well.

We hope to see you!

About John

John is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served congregations for over 40 years, including in rural, suburban, campus ministry and urban settings. His love of Border Collie sheepdogs has been fortified by his many friendships with shepherds all around the world. Nothing he has ever or will ever accomplish is as significant as the patience God, his wife and his friends have shown in putting up with his deficiencies.
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1 Response to Epiphany at Heatherhope Set for January 6, 2013

  1. Janet Koehler says:

    Sounds wonderful…I’ll be there in spirit!!

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