Beloved PPPC,

We’ve made it to the end of the year!

You might be scratching your head and thinking: it’s only November, what is she talking about?!? This Sunday, November 21st is Christ the King Sunday, also known as Reign of Christ Sunday. It falls at the conclusion of the Christian liturgical year, that the church might give thanks and praise for the sovereignty of Christ, who is Lord of all creation and who is coming again in glory to reign (Revelation 1:4-8).

What a way to end the year, by giving thanks! Somewhat appropriately (although not intentionally), it falls on the Sunday before the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. This Sunday will propel us toward the threshold of Advent, the season of hope for Chirst’s coming again at the end of time. Before we move into the season of Advent, a season of waiting and longing, we give thanks. We give thanks that nothing in life or death can ever separate us from the love of God through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We give thanks for abundant grace which reminds us that we are more than what we do, more than what we have, more that our worst moment, more than our best moment, more than what others think and say about us; we are beloved of children of God.

As you begin to reflect on what you are thankful for, I invite you, complete this sentence:

This year, I am grateful to God for….

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Molly