Pastor’s Message – October 2, 2018

Worship Series for October and November: HOLY COMMUNION
The Study of A Sacrament

We have entered the final two months of Ordinary Time, the Church’s longest season that lasts from the day of Pentecost until the first Sunday of Advent. One of the “traditions” our congregation anticipates each year is commonly called the Christmas Eve Communion Service. What a glorious service of worship it is: a sanctuary filled with God’s children, candles lit in the cold darkness, the singing of “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

However, let us not forget that what brings us together on December 24 is more than tradition.

It is holy.

It is a sacrament.

It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

During the months of October and November, we will deepen our understanding and experience of Holy Communion with a lectionary-based worship series. By the time Advent dawns on December 2 and the “O Holy Night” of December 24 arrives, we will have a greater sense of the power resting in the loaf and cup. I look forward to learning and growing with you as the body of Christ!

all good things to each of you,
Pastor Darian

Lectionary Texts for Sunday, October 7, 2018
Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Psalm 26
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

This month’s Communion Offering will go towards Operation Christmas Child. Baskets will be on either end of the altar rail this Sunday for your donations.

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