Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! Organizing our secular lives by a sacred calendar can sometimes feel discordant. At the beginning of what we call our nation’s “holiday season,” with Thanksgiving this coming Thursday, our lectionary readings ask us to remember other matters of importance. Yes, we lift up our gratitude together, for many things. In our Christian calendar, though, this Sunday also invites us to consider our citizenship of a sort. This Sunday is called, variously, Christ the King Sunday or, more simply, The Reign of Christ. During our Bible study on Thursday morning, I found myself temporarily stuck as I searched for the word subject to describe an individual who is governed by a sovereign ruler. This weekend, let’s consider what it means to be subjects in a reign of Jesus’ love. How might we contribute to the furthering of God’s reign on earth by conceiving of ourselves that way? Come, give thanks, remember whose we are and how we love–widely and well.
Blessings and peace, Lisa
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. We ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated you attend worship via Zoom. Masks are required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
A Reading from the Hebrew Bible Jeremiah 23:1-6
A Reading from the Epistles Colossians 1:11-20
A Reading from the Gospels Luke 23:33-43
Sermon “Christ, Reign in Us”
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information.
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Meeting ID: 890 7570 7833