Nov. 20 Sunday Preview, from The Rev. Kaji Douša
The church gets apocalyptic around this time of year as we contemplate the ends and beginnings. This coming Sunday will mark the end of the church year. But other things are ending, too, including eras we might not quite know how to define just yet.
Thank God one of the promises of our faith is this: where there is an end, there is also a beginning. Always. That’s resurrection put differently.
Reign of Christ Sunday celebrates a God who is ready for an end to the plagues on humanity. And it proclaims God as ruler of the universe, the One who will end everything that needs to stop.
That’s a message I need this week. We will reflect on God’s power in our scripture reading from Colossians 1:11-20. And we’ll pray to see just what that means for our own power.
This also means that Advent is coming! The following Sunday (November 27) is the First Sunday in Advent. Please be sure to pick up (and donate $5 to cover the cost of) your copy of the devotional, Wolves and Lambs that we will be experiencing as a broader church community.
Our hope for Sunday is that we will emerge facing the end of something but a powerful new beginning. That is what church is about and I cannot wait to worship with you.