New Reality – New Church

October 30      24th Sun. of Pentecost, Stewardship Emphasis Kick-off; ONE WORSHIP @ 10:30am

Scripture Matt 26: 6-12

John Rivas of the New Mexico Conference extension of the TMA will speak.

How can I tell the next generation about my walk with the Lord?

 

 

November 6     All Saints Sunday; Communion;  TIME CHANGE

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:11-23  &  Luke 9:57-62    Theme: Honoring the Past, Living into the Future

Thoughts:  Today we honor those who have died in the past year.  We honor the work of the past that built the Church for us today.  But we cannot recover the past.  The conditions that made the Church great in the past no longer exist.  We must be about the business of dealing with the conditions of the present to build the Church of the Future.

 

November 13  26th Sunday After Pentecost

Scriptures:  Jeremiah 29:10-14a  & Luke 12:22-34          Theme:  Living into the Future, Kingdom Work

Thoughts: It is obvious from the changes happening in our Church that the future will be exciting.  The Church will be younger with more Children and youth.  This will affect ministry emphasis, staffing and funding.  We will need to do as much or more with less, but our focus will continue to be out.  The Church will be vibrant and intergenerational.  Worship will continue to be diverse.  Through it all, God will be with us to guide us if we continue to follow God and God’s Kingdom.  We cannot worry about the finances; we can only give as God leads us and serve as God directs us.

 

November 20  Christ the King Sunday    Theme: “Giving Thanks to the Father”

Scriptures:   Luke 1:68-79      Luke 23:33-43        Colossians 1:11-20

Thoughts:  Thanksgiving is Thursday.  Our thoughts are already on the family, food and fun of next weekend.  At least for a moment we will turn our thoughts and even our prayers to how thankful we are to God who has provided all that we celebrate at this time.  The year has been good.  Family is together, and even those who have passed are with us in spirit.  We just finished a stewardship campaign that celebrated the past and prepared us for the future.  We are thankful for the generosity of a faithful Church.  Above all we are thankful for Jesus the Christ who sacrificed for us so that God’s grace can pour abundantly into our lives.  Praise God!