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Christ the King Sunday: November 24, 2019

Karin Liebster, Associate Pastor

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43

 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Christ the King Sunday is a gift from Pope Pius XI. Only ninety-four years ago, in 1925, he established a new festival to be celebrated on a Sunday late in the year, called Christ the King. Christus rex, Cristo rey.

Pius gave this gift to the church and to the world to declare that Christ the King is the true focal point of the desires of history and civilization. His was an act of protest and objection against the destructive forces of the modern world.

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Paul and Marie Monroe have graciously volunteered to prepare turkey & dressing for a family-style Thanksgiving Day dinner in the parish hall. Any students who aren’t going home, young adults without plans, and all adults without family in town are invited to join them. If you would like, you may bring a covered dish to share (salad, vegetable, bread, dessert, fancy drinks, etc.). For an accurate count, please notify Beverly Davis. However, if you don’t sign up, you are still welcome: everyone will eat their fill and we’ll have baskets of food left over. Thanksgiving dinner will begin around 11:45 a.m. and run until the turkey tryptophan kicks in.

Music Weekends for Children and Youth

Children and youth join to make music in worship during Advent and Christmas. Music director Rick Erickson and Music Associate Mary Joy Silmaro lead rehearsals that include music, movement and reading. We will practice music, and prepare Advent Lessons and Carols on December 8, and for the Pagaent on Sunday, December 14. We invite all children and youth old enough for singing and group activities to sign up. Registration can be done via link in Thursday evening emails, online, and in an email to be sent to all families. With questions please email Rick Erickson.
Advent and Christmas Celebrations
Rehearsal work:
November 23, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 7, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 14, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)

The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m., online
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. In November, Lisa Brenskelle, head of the team, will discuss the U.N.’s Global Environmental Outlook, a report issued earlier this year, and how faith enables our response to the ecological crisis described in the report. Lisa will examine the science that explains the present state of our world and the major environmental issues we face. She will then consider how our faith both informs and enables our response to this crisis. The first half of this talk reviews the Global Environmental Outlook. The second half of the talk discusses how faith enables a response. Lisa holds a PhD in engineering, and has worked on a volunteer basis in earthkeeping ministry for decades. Join her for this thought-provoking talk! Register for this talk on eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions about this talk.

Blues, Brews, and Good News

November 29, 7:00 p.m. (Fifth Friday!)
Turkey Leftovers and the Meaning of ‘Family’ Today’
The Healers come back with their fab new Grammy winning bass player. As always, beer choices “curated by Karli”! This time bring your Turkey Day leftovers to share. After a Christmas break, we’ll resume in January. The spring season will talk about Death, The Future of Humans in a Cyber Era, and more. Come, tap your feet, explore challenging themes, drink some beer, pray and praise. Every (usually) fourth Friday.