Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.
This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday, and a celebration of the liturgical new year. Vicar Toby will be preaching. The color of the day is white.
Readings: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37
Our next big event is coming soon! Our Thanksgiving community meal takes place on Thanksgiving day, and is a full day of fun! Doors will be open for cooking and fellowship around 2 pm, and dinner will be ready around 5. Come all or part of the day, bring a dish to pass if you can. There is also a small pie baking party the night before, see Rene if you want to know more.
In the season of anticipation, we both celebrate and long for God’s Something-New in this world. We join together in songs of longing, desire, and hope for a redeemed creation, finally at peace, were God’s justice shall reign, where all will be fed, where the lion shall lie down with the lamb. This year, our Advent hymn is Bring Peace to Earth Again. Read more and see the lyrics here.
The kids will are rehearsing the Christmas Pageant on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7 (during God's Closet) next week. Adults who want to help out are encouraged to talk to Pastor Tom. The pageant will take place on the evening of Sunday, December 20.
South Loop Campus Ministry was recently featured in The Lutheran. At November's Lutheran Magazine Discussion Group, Pr. Ben will join us to discuss the article and the work that is done at SLCM. All Are Welcome! The article is available here, or we will have copies available. Sunday, November 29at 9:15am Facebook event page We will also take a freewill offering for SLCM that morning, cash and sock donations are appreciated.
The End of the Year is Near! Help us reach our 2015 fundraising goal!