Out With the Old, In With the New
In more liturgical churches, the year ends with Christ the King Sunday, and the new year begins with Advent. This is the time of year in which we find ourselves currently.
Christ the King Sunday is Sunday, November 20. During this service we acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Ruler of all; it is the Reign of Christ that we proclaim. While this time of year is quite exciting and joyous, it can also be somewhat dark and scary. The weeks between All Saints and Christ the King are also an acknowledgment of the end of time. As we enter Advent, rather than preparing for the birth of Christ, we prepare ourselves for the second coming of Christ. We know that this can not happen without the end of what we know as our world. This is scary for many of us, but it can also be exciting. With the second coming of Christ, the world as we know it will end, but there will be a new heaven and new earth.
Ascension Lutheran Church proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge the time when what we know must end and there will be a new beginning. With the coming of Christ, all things will be made new. If this news is something that you seek to learn more about, we invite you into our small, loving, and caring congregation.
Sunday, November 20, will be a day of celebration where we will celebrate the Reign of Christ during our Holy Communion Service and we will give thanks for all God has done for us during a meal following worship. We invite all people to join us in this celebration meal for great fellowship.
The next four Sundays will be our observance of Advent. Come be with us as we prepare ourselves for the Coming of Christ. There are opportunities to grow together in our faith at Ascension. Come partake in the gifts of the Holy Spirit with a loving group of people.