Christ the King – November 23, 2014
Mass at 11:00 AM. Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46. Pastor Heisley will preside and preach.
On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet awaiting the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.
The 47th Season of Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir and Players join forces with three of this season’s guest ensembles: The Diderot String Quartet, House of Time and Dark Horse Consort. First on the program will be Dietrich Buxtehude’s Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun BuxWV 51. The evening will close with Hieronymus Praetorius’ “Ecce Dominus veniet á 8”.
MUSIC FOR THIS SUNDAY
Prelude: Kleine Präludien und Intermezzo IV. Allegro, V. Andantino – Hermann Schroeder
Offering: Glorious and Powerful God – Orlando Gibbons
Communion Motet: Give Us a Pure Heart – Christopher Willcock
Postlude: Kleine Praludien und Intermezzo VI. Poco Vivace – Hermann Schroeder
#855 Crown Him With Many Crowns
#224 Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord
#432 The Head The Once Was Crowned
#707 Lord Of Glory, You Have Bought Us
#522 As We Gather at Your Table
#434 Jesus Shall Reign
AfterWords This Sunday
Mark, Session 7: Pastor Heisley will lead a discussion of Mark’s gospel, using a guide published by Augsburg Fortress on the book. Copies are available for $11 at the session. After the Coffee Hour, in the Community Room!
HUG Thanksgiving Dinner
Please help the HUGgers enjoy a great Thanksgiving Dinner this Saturday, November 22 by donating pies! Please bring the pies to HUG on Saturday before the dinner or to the church office during the week.
Thanksgiving Worship Coming Soon!
Our Wednesday evening mass at 6:15 PM on November 26, Thanksgiving Eve, will feature readings and hymns for the day. Come and give thanks for the great blessings that we receive over and over. God and God’s creation are good!
Annual Congregation Meeting
On Sunday, December 7, we will hold our annual Congregation Meeting immediately after the liturgy. At this meeting we will vote on the budget for 2015 and the nominees for Congregation Council.
The New Church Year
Sunday, November 30, will be the First Sunday of Advent and will mark the beginning of a new year. We will use Lectionary year B, the year of Mark. The color of the season is a rich, hope-filled blue. The skies darken, the air cools, and the rich beauty of the Church becomes ever more a refuge for our spirits as we long for fulfillment. Worship every Sunday in Advent!
Hanging of the Greens
An early notice: our annual gathering to make the beautiful wreathes that decorate our nave, to hang them and to enjoy an evening of relaxing, playful work together will be on Friday, December 19, beginning at 5 PM. Wine and light supper snacks will be available. Come and help/celebrate Advent whenever you can. And bring your friends!