This Sunday, November 20, 2022

Education Hour this Sunday at 9am. Nursery available for infant through 4 years.

  • Sunday School will meet in the kitchen to make soup for the Hanging of the Greens.
  • Seminar will not meet. They are breaking for the holiday.

Worship at 10:15am in the Sanctuary and on YouTube. Service will focus on Gratitude for Abundant Life.

Simple soup lunch before Hanging of the Greens.

BYOB2 is taking a break and will resume January 8th.

REAL talk

Mountain Majesties and Other Blessings

Thanksgiving Break started early in our home with our first Snow Day of the year today. The kids are out of school and Regis shoveled the drive, then jumped in the car to ski Eldora. Isn't his photo of the Flatirons in Boulder just incredible? Even though I am a Southern girl at heart (i.e. I prefer to stay inside with a warm beverage and a good book!), I adore looking at the Colorado terrain through deep snow. The fluffy white powder softens the hard edges of our rugged landscape. It reminded me of this quote I found in our Advent planning materials:

This Sunday, we are preparing to conclude the annual church calendar. Did you know that First Advent, which this year falls on Sunday, November 27th, is actually like the New Years Day of the church calendar? We begin with the birth of Jesus Christ, and end the year by celebrating Christ the King Sunday. Pastor Jordan will preach this weekend (thanks, Jordan!) and we will focus on Creation. Jesus Christ is considered by many as the Second Incarnation of God's love. Franciscans, especially Richard Rohr, consider Creation as the first incarnation, when the Divine revealed Godself through the natural world.

Last Sunday, I encouraged you to go "flaneuring" - to take a walk with no purpose, function or destination, except to enjoy your surroundings. If you have warm enough clothes and safe enough shoes, how much more beautiful might that walk be today or this weekend when the snow has softened the world and made all things bright and beautiful. Whether you venture out in the cold, or watch the snowflakes fall from the warm coziness of your own home, I hope you are at peace and know that you are surrounded by God's love, and ours, at Christ Church! 

If you have time on Sunday, we'd love to invite you to stick around after worship for a simple soup luncheon. Jordan and I will be helping the kids to make the soup at 9AM. Then we'll all be Hanging the Greens - decorating the church for the holidays - after lunch. So wear your jeans or work boots and get ready to Deck the Halls... we appreciate your support!

Love, Pastor Emily

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