On Sunday, November 25, we celebrate Christ the King Sunday with the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
The festival of Christ the King (or Reign of Christ) ends our marking of Ordinary Time after the Day of Pentecost, and moves us to the threshold of Advent, the season of hope for Christ’s coming.
The day centers on the crucified and risen Christ, whom God exalted to rule over the whole universe. The celebration of the Lordship of Christ thus looks back to Ascension, Easter, and Transfiguration, and points ahead to the appearing in glory of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Christ reigns supreme. Christ’s truth judges falsehood. As the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, Christ is the center of the universe, the ruler of all history. In Christ all things began, and in Christ all things will be fulfilled. In the end, God will heal every brokenness. God will save every good and triumph over all forces of evil. (adapted from the Presbyterian Mission Agency.)
At 11:00 a.m. we will join together in worship with prayer, song and readings from Psalm 132:1-18 and Luke 23:33-43 and the sermon “Jesus, Remember Me.”
The iconic image of the three crosses is often seen during the Lenten and Easter seasons. The center cross is that of a Savior, the other two are those of criminals whose crimes were of such a degree that they warranted public execution. Christ, in this closing moment of the suffering and the long-journey to that field of crosses, interacts with these criminals and offers, despite his own suffering and exhaustion, an act of grace and of love that changes a life and our lives in the process. Jesus remembers us…
Student Pastor Ben Fitzgerald-Fye will be preaching and the Rev. David J. Hanna will be presiding for the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
We welcome newcomers and visitors to join us for worship, which is traditional in style, but always contemporary in spirit, friendly, relaxed, and graciously welcoming. The service includes contributions from members and clergy alike who lead us in a weekly expression of our faith with warm greetings, fine music, a children’s sermon and sermons aimed at helping us understand how the teachings of the Bible can be applied to our lives today.
Following the service we welcome all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for refreshments and fellowship.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!