GREETINGS FROM THE PASTOR . . . Remembrance to Thanksgiving
November begins with holidays of remembrance—All Souls Day, All Saints Day, and Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). These days of remembrance are followed by Veteran’s Day, Nov. 12, when we remember, recognize and pay homage to U.S. military veterans. The month draws to a close as we gather to give thanks for all the blessings we have received.
The progression seems so natural, perhaps because this is also the pattern of our faith lives. For example, when we gather at table, our sharing of the bread and cup is done in remembrance of Jesus Christ. The meal concludes with our prayer of thanksgiving.
In this season of remembrance and thanksgiving, I find myself reflecting on our first year together in ministry. And I give thanks to God, for the blessing and privilege of walking with all of you in our shared faith journey.
My thanks and blessings to you all!
OCTOBER LECIONARY READINGS
Sunday, November 4th
Ruth 1:1-18, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 12:28-34
Sunday, November 11th
Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Psalm 127, Hebrews 9:24-28 and Mark 12:38-44
Sunday, November 18th
1 Samuel 1:4-20, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 & Mark 13:1-8
Sunday, November 25th
2 Samuel 23:1-7, Psalm 132:1-12 [13-18], Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37
Our Chapel is open for a private moment before Sunday’s service or during the week. You are invited to come early and take a moment to thank God for a good week or for help with
First Church will be hiring a Coordinator of Faith Formation and Congregational Care. This person will work as a partner to develop and implement programs with a focus on opportunities for members of all ages to experience the love of God, to grow in faith and to demonstrate faith in mission and service to others. The position requires experience working with youth, young adults and families in Faith Formation (Christian Education) or other related field; effective communication skills (verbal, written and through technology), the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with members and friends of the congregation and a BS Degree or equivalent. If you know of someone who would be interested, please see Rev. Margret for more information.
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