In the season of Pentecost—also known as “Ordinary Time”—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.
In the autumn months of Pentecost the church observes Kingdomtide—a celebration of and reflection on the reign of Christ on earth as it is in heaven. Imagine standing on the shore looking out upon the ocean. We look for signs of God’s kingdom coming. We set sail, empowered by the Spirit, to proclaim the reign of Jesus through acts of service that flow from a heart submitted to God.
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.
Bread & Blessings
Emmaus Communion Walk
Practicing the Presence of God
Stop, Savour, Smile
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