Pastor’s Message – October 20, 2020

GLORY: The Return of the King
A Worship Series for the “End of the Year”

Have you heard or said one of the following statements recently?

I’m SO ready for 2020 to end…

2021’s got to better than this…

Go away, 2020…

I hear you and understand. It’s been a tough year for many of us and a strange year for all of us. We’re ready for a fresh start. May I invite you, however, to reconsider what it means to start a new year? One of our anchors in worship this year, something that has helped us to measure time when time didn’t make sense, is the church calendar. According to that calendar, a “new year” begins on November 29 with the dawn of the Advent season. Over the next five weeks we will have our final worship series for the “end of the year,” a time for us to reflect on the past, look to the future, and seek God’s glory in the present.

I can’t stress enough how important this worship series will be for us as a congregation and as individual followers of Jesus Christ. It will revolve around a truth that we declare in the Apostle’s Creed Sunday after Sunday: “From thence he shall come…” The “he” of our declaration is Jesus Christ, and we will face in the Scriptures head-on the reality that Jesus will return in glory one day. We need not fear, but we do need to prepare our individual hearts and our church’s heart to be ready.

Aren’t you thankful that we have a chance to start afresh before 2020 technically ends? Let’s look toward this ending as a new beginning for us in the body of Christ!

all good things to each of you,
Dr. D.

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