The last Sunday of the Church year is the Sunday of Christ the King. In the loud struggle for power and influence over events and for control of territory and resources, the people of the world are at war, somewhere, all the time. Christ the king calls his people through the waters of baptism into lives of spiritual warfare against the darkness of the human heart and the destructive tendencies of human desires.
The passage above is from the Psalm for Sunday. The idea that the Lord was the King, and later that Christ was the King, was and still is a revolutionary idea in the world.
Florence House gift wishes are hanging on snowflakes in the fellowship hall. Take one and return the gift unwrapped. Thank you to Corinne for organizing this service project. Florence House in Worcester, a home for moms and children, is a program of Ascentria. Marisa Lutz is the Faith Relations Coordinator for Ascentria. She will make a presentation and lead a forum discussion next Sunday, November 29, at Peace, on the work of Ascentria in New England.
Pick up a pledge card for 2016; they are in the bright and colorful envelopes in front of the font. Complete the pledge slip and place the return envelope in the offering plate or put it in the financial secretary’s mailbox.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am.
Faith formation for the children at 11 am.
Prayer group ministry Sunday 11 am. All are welcome to take part in a special time of prayer and reflection. Carol Green convenes the group.
Thank you for your donations to the Wayland Food Pantry. Early next week our collection will be delivered to Parmenter.
Appliance Recycling at Peace Saturday, November 28. Check Dennis Woods’ sign near the road for fees.
Reading Buddies book packing at Peace, Sunday, December 5. Help pack books to be shipped to children in the Philippines. Speak to Rowena for more information.
Advent Fair and first Christmas program rehearsal, Sunday, December 6. Handmade items by Milly, cool bracelets by Erik, Mazie’s famous hot fudge sauce, Lutheran World Relief fair trade coffee and chocolate, and more.