This week's gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.
Readings: Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45
November 1st we will celebrate 150 years, All Saints' Day and Dia De Los Muertos. Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a festival to welcome the souls of the dead. The living prepare an offerenda (offering) for the dead including favorite foods, candles, religious artifacts, and other remembrances. We welcome you to bring remembrances of loved ones who have passed to add to our offerenda.
During the anniversary celebration we will remember those who founded and sustained the church over the past 150 years, as well as celebrate the diversity and culture that makes First Trinity an exciting and vibrant congregation today.
With the anniversary celebration fast approaching it is time to make sure that we have help! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, speak to Rene about if/when you can help. This is all-hands-on-deck time.
Thursday, October 29, 5-7- Set up auditorium Friday, October 30, 4-7 - Decorate auditorium and Kitchen Saturday, October 31, 10-1 - Decorate sanctuary Sunday, November 1: 9 am - Set up breakfast/kitchen 10 am - help with facepainting/crafts Noon - play an instrument or take a role in the Dia De Los Muertos procession. After worship - Help at reception. After reception - Help with clean up!
We appreciate all the help we can get. Thank you!
Cool Events in Our Auditorium:
The Bridge presents, Followspot, Friday, October 16 - Details here!
The Glint is back with its final edition of its 2015 season with the "Halloween" show. Saturday, October 17 - Details here!