Sunday Schedules

(Scripture notes from Season of the Spirit and Pulpit Resource)

November 3                            All Saint Sunday

2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, 11–12 praises the community to which it is written, a community that is steadfast in the face of persecution. Luke 19: 1-10 tells of Jesus encounter with Zacchaeus and the crowd criticizes him for being the guest of one who is a sinner. We will share in Holy Communion at the chancel rail on this All Saints Sunday as we remember in prayer those members of the congregation and friends and family members who have died in the past year.

The Senior Choir will be singing. Children’s Music & Movement will also be singing.

November 10

The community of faith, as well as individuals, can experience moments of doubt and crises of faith. In such moments, we can turn to God, hold on to faith, stand firm, and care for one another in love. In 2 Thessalonians 2: 13-17, the Thessalonians are urged to hold on to the truth of their traditions and faith. Our Gospel lesson, Luke 20: 27-38, is a riddle about the afterlife, asked in order to trap Jesus.

Spirit and Young Spirit will be singing.

November 17
(Bulletin Not Yet Available)

God is creating new heaven and new earth, a reign of harmony and wholeness for all creation. The prophet Isaiah foresees a day in Isaiah 65: 17-25 when there shall be peace and rejoicing for the whole world. Jesus warns his disciples in Luke 21: 5-19 against idle speculation about the future. We do not know exactly what the future holds, but we live with confidence in the present age because we know that God holds the future.

The Senior Choir will be singing.

November 24
(Bulletin Not Yet Available)

The reign of God, observed on this Christ the king/Reign of Christ Sunday. The Apostle Paul proclaims the reign of Christ in Colossians 1: 11-20. In our Gospel lesson, Luke 23: 33-43, at the place of the Skull, Jesus is crucified. This morning we will share in healing prayers.

The Senior Choir will be singing as well as Children’s Music and Movement.

Special Services

Tuesday, November 26 7:30 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service at Asbury United Methodist.

November 28 Thanksgiving Day 10:00 a.m. Service of Thanksgiving in Trinity Chapel. This service will include an anthem by the Senior Choir, a reading of the President’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, and the singing of traditional Thanksgiving hymns, including, “America the Beautiful.”