ENews: Sunday, November 14, 2021

25th Sunday after Pentecost

10 O’clock in the morning

Virtual & in Person Worship Celebration

Native American Heritage Month

November 14th, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


As we approach the end of the Christian year, we turn to the stories of the Day of Judgment. While apocalyptic passages from Daniel and from the Gospels are read at this time, it is important to remember that there have been endings and beginnings in our world. The destruction of the temple and the people being taken into exile was one ending. The desecration of the temple by the Greeks was another. The Roman occupation and suppression of the rebellion of 66-70 C.E. was yet another. The Hebrew prophets look to the Day of Judgment as God’s judgment of the faithful. How do we live our lives in accordance to God’s ways? It is also a sign of God’s faithfulness to us, that the evil of the world will not have the last word.

For Christians, we turn to the reign or kingdom of God, the beloved community of Christ, as we work for its fulfillment on earth as it is in heaven. We know that God makes all things new, that what is considered dead will live again. We watch and wait, and we participate now.  

Order of Worship for Sunday, November 14

Link to Facebook Live


Readings

Daniel 12:1-3:

In a time of great trouble, the people whose names are written in God’s scroll will be rescued, some being resurrected to life and others to disgrace. But, those who are wise and lead others to righteousness will shine like stars.

 

 


Mark 13:1-8:

As they leave the temple, Jesus’ disciples are awed by the size and beauty of the building, but Jesus predicts that it will be destroyed. When the disciples ask for a sign, Jesus warns them about false messiahs who will come, reports of war, earthquakes, and famines. But, these, he explains, are just the beginnings of the end.

 

 

 

 Prayer
We near the turning of the year, O Wondrous Creator. As our earth revolves around the sun, help us to look all around and perceive how You are still at work in our world and in our lives. You have not given up on us yet. You have not given up on this one earth You made for us. You have not given up on creation. Help us to not give up. Call us to roll up our sleeves, to sweep away and clean, to build and plant, to pluck up what needs to be taken, to make space for what needs to grow. Help us to look all around and know that You are doing a new thing. Amen.


Just a friendly reminder we are under MASK mandate for all indoor facilities.

So please while in our building

wear your masks.

 

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Thursday, November 18th           

Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording

Sunday, November 21st      

26th Sunday after Pentecost

Christian Formation Hour @ 8:45am

Funeral Service for Jan Elsner 1:30pm  in our Sanctuary


 

From the Christian Formation & Spiritual Direction Office

Light of the World

A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

By Amy-Jill Levine$10.00

Dive deep into the history of the birth of Christ. Advent is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event. In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. A rich and challenging learning experience for our four-week Advent Christian Formation on Sundays Nov. 28, Dec 5,12 & 19 @ 8:45am in the Library.

 


 

Friendly reminder that the last class

on “How to Fight Racism” will be on Sunday, November 14th.  Please adjust your calendar.

There will be NO CLASS on Nov. 21.

The Advent Study will begins on Nov. 28th

 

 

 

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