Pastor Tim’s November 2016 Message

 

The Church, like the world, has an annual calendar. It is based on the life of Christ.

 

New Church Year 2016 image from XiNature.com

 

It begins with the Christmas season (December 25-January 5) that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The Advent season, (late November- December 24) prepares us for the coming, or advent, of God.

The Epiphany season, (beginning January 6) highlights the story of the Wise Men who came to Christ and teaches us that Christ came for all people.

The second cycle of the church year is based on Jesus’ innocent suffering, death and His resurrection. It revolves around the Easter celebration and includes Lent and Holy Week. In the early church Lent would be a time for baptismal and confirmation candidates to prepare themselves. It is a season for repentance and reflection.

The third cycle is the Pentecost season. This is the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on the believers and God began to grow His Church.

Christmas Dove Emmanuel Lutheran Church Bremerton

 

The Liturgical calendar directs our themes for our worship services and our choices for the Scripture lessons read during worship.

We will be starting a new church year November 27, with the lighting of the Advent Wreath and the singing of a new Advent song. Come and turn your heart to Jesus in Spirit-inspired worship.

 

Pastor Tim Cartwright

 

 

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October 7, 2017
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    Ends: October 7, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Location: The Bridge Deli & Coffee Co., East 11th Street, Bremerton, WA, United States

November 4, 2017
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December 2, 2017
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    Ends: December 2, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Location: The Bridge Deli & Coffee Co., East 11th Street, Bremerton, WA, United States