PENTECOST In the season of Pentecost—also known as “Ordinary Time” (or “Kingdomtide”)—we remember that we live in the time in between the coming of the Holy Spirit and the return of our Lord. Ordinary Time gets its name from the word “ordinal” which simply means counted time. Our days are numbered; our moments count as we seek to live in Christ’s resurrection hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Week by week through Pentecost, the Holy Spirit prompts and guides the church through a season of growth. As we seek first the kingdom of God in the ordinary activities of life—prayer, worship, study, play, rest, service—we mature in our understanding of God’s ways.
As we serve God and others in the name of Christ—at home, at work, in the neighbourhood, at church—we discover that we are freed from sin and fear as our hearts and minds are formed by the compassion and love of Jesus. We see that together with the church we have been gifted with all we need to proclaim and participate in God’s mission to love and save the world.
The liturgical colour of green calls us to grow ever more deeply in doing justice and loving mercy. As we walk humbly with Jesus in the company of the church, the promise is that our daily lives will bear the fruit of faith.
Trinity Sunday June 16, 2019
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EASTER Easter is a 50 day celebration. This is our most important festival in which we joyfully praise the crucified and risen Christ’s resurrection power. Our worship during Easter encourages us to see and look for the glory of God—raising new life on the other side of dead relationships, withered souls, devastating oppression, and even death itself. The liturgical colours are gold and white. Gold declares that Christ is king, conquering sin, evil and death. White declares that all things have become new; we are clean and set apart. In Christ, we have been given newness of life and victory over sin and death. This is the hope we seek to experience more deeply in our own lives, and it is the precious message we proclaim.
5th Sunday of Easter May 19th, 2019 John 20:24-29