Welcome and greetings on the last Sunday of our liturgical year and the last Sunday in November. We pray that your preparation for family and friend time this coming week is going smoothly and that you find God’s peace at the turn of the season. We welcomed a couple (new to me) visitors to church today and our celebration of Christ the King Sunday was festive and insightful. We pray the coming week brings joy and comfort to you and your families.
In worship today we did, in fact, celebrate the last Sunday of Liturgical Year C in the Episcopal Church. Our service and scripture helped us focus on the mission of Christ among us as the Son of the Living God. Jeremiah reminded us that the bad leaders of God’s people will pay for their transgressions and that God will bless God’s people. God is in charge and worthy of our undying praise. The letter to the Colossians reminded us that all things proceed from God’s actions, that God is with us in Jesus, and that all things are meant to be drawn back to God. Our sermon focused on the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and the misunderstandings that surrounded the event. We are reminded that God and God’s plan for creation is simple: to be related to our creator and to save us from our sin (from being separated from God. We are invited to explore what it means for us to say Christ is the King. Hopefully we find that the answer is wrapped up in the simplicity and totality of God.
I invite your comments,
Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Canticle 16; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43