A tradition in several of our congregations on Epiphany Sunday each year is called Star words or gifts. Usually, we write words on paper stars and pass them around. Each person chooses a star at random and the word they get is a word for them to pray about and ponder and think about all year. The word is an invitation to pay attention to how God is living in your life through that word all year long.
Since we can’t pass you paper stars in person this year, we have come up with a system whereby you are invited to think of a number between 1 and 184 (or use the Google random number generator) and then match your number on the below PDF document and that will be your star word for 2021.
You are invited to cut out your own paper star, write your word on it, and hang it somewhere you will see it every day (like the fridge or a bathroom mirror) so that you can remember what God is doing in your life through and with your star word/gift each and every day. When you discover what your word is, try to stick with the one you get even if you don’t like it at first…because that’s especially when you might be amazed at what God is doing.
You can send in pictures of yourself with your star word(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post some of these.
Blessings to you in 2021!