Falling just before Christmas, the season of Advent is a time of contemplation and introspection. While the pipe organ is often associated only with being loud, Rick Erickson and Brian Glikes, our organists at Christ the King Lutheran Church, will show a different side of the “King of Instruments” with a series of 30-minute organ recitals, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. on December 1, 8, 15 and 22.
It is an off-putting gospel text to hear for a healing service. A rich fellow throws a wedding party to which his friends will not come. Then, throwing the doors wide open for everyone from the streets, he blows a gasket in anger that one of them came without appropriate attire. How fair is that? He’s a street dude, for goodness sake. But so were the others, who did manage to scavenge something fitting at a Goodwill or whatever. If this parable is about God, and God’s people, the story does not sound at first hearing like a god who is fair. Then again, it is a parable. Jesus is not necessarily talking about real clothes here. Continue reading
Today I have no doubt that pastors throughout the country who follow the lectionary, as do we, are talking about knees. How could they not? How could the climactic verse of Philippians chapter 2 –itself quoted from an early Christian hymn–not command attention? “…so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.”
Yes, today preachers are talking about “talking a knee.” Continue reading
The following programs resume this fall semester: Adult classes, choristers, chorus and choir, and Confirmation class. The Music Explorer classes for babies and toddlers will be in recess until January. Due to the space limitations caused by the flooding of the basement the Wednesday Night dinners have been suspended until we can resume full programming.
Pizza will be offered 15 minutes before all programs for children and youth at $2.00 a slice. Adults are invited to bring a snack or your own dinner.
Music Explorers (4-5 years) 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choristers (K-second grade) 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.
Choristers (third-sixth grade) 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Love Your Neighbour 5:45 p.m.
Resilient Reformer 6:15 p.m. (resumes September 27)
Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m.
Choir and Chorus 7:30 p.m. Continue reading