Peace be with you.
In response to the heartfelt, painful responses to the Ferguson, MO situation, and the realities they underscore for many of our sisters and brothers in the USA, I invite you to gather at Community Covenant Thursday night, Thanksgiving night, 7pm for a time of prayer.
We will give thanks for much in a spirit of gratitude, but also lament with heavy hearts the injustice, pain, violence and inequity which plague our nation and our community.
Please pass the word as you are able. All are welcome.
Clergy are welcome to help plan, participate. Please email. Clergy are invited to vest.
Thanksgiving and Lament
Thursday, Thanksgiving night, 7pm
The Reverend Joel Matthew Anderle
Ordinary Time 2014
Between now and Thanksgiving, we will walk through the Christian understanding of "Ordinary Time." These are the in-between days between Pentecost and Advent. This is celebration of normal. This is wild of commemoration everyday. This is our chance to recognize God in our daily moments.
We're very good at setting aside celebrations of the special: birthdays, Christmas, Easter, anniversaries. But most of life -- as I say a lot, I guess -- is boring and ordinary. God's in the boring and ordinary, too. In fact, as much. Our next myriad weeks will allow us to consider God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in stories of Scripture and in our own story. How is he being born in your life today? How is God calling you to see God made manifest? How is today calling for repentance and faithfulness? How is God being born again today? How is the Holy Spirit being unleashed in your life today?
Look for the extraordinary in your ordinary. Look for God in your day. Every day.
May your ordinary time be wondrous as you celebrate your faith.
Grace+Peace, Pastor Joel
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