**Reminder: This Sunday, October 27, the kids (and some youth) will start writing and preparing their speaking parts for Children’s Sabbath on Nov 10 in Worship. Be sure they’re in BFG and ready to get creative!
What is The Ultimate Pie? See last week’s post about this short series on The Ultimate Pie.
Today, let’s look at where we are on The Ultimate Pie (AKA Church Year wheel)…
This wheel is the Church Calendar, also called The Liturgical Calendar. Christians all over the world use this Ultimate Pie as a way to center their life around Christ.
- The Liturgical Calendar (AKA Church Calendar) is used and celebrated by Christians and ch
TODAY…we are at about the “10:30” spot on the clock or Church Calendar.
- We are currently in the GREEN spot. This is for Ordinary Time, which is far from boring and every day blah. You can also call it “common time.” This green pie slice of time refers to Tempus per annum,or “time through the year.” Ordinary time celebrates the mystery of Christ in all aspects, a reminder of Jesus performing miracles all throughout the year.Whoa!
- The green is a symbol of our growth and learning, our thousands of everyday actions that all bundle up to show who we are and whose we are. And green is the most “ordinary” color found in nature, the most common. Just like the green grass or green leaves on summertime trees, our minutes and hours and days all add up to our entire lives. How we spend our minutes is how we rank our priorities. And we are constantly growing–sometimes physically, but usually we are becoming kinder, stronger, smarter, more loving people. At least, that’s God’s hope.
- Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
- There are some special liturgical days during Ordinary time: Trinity Sunday, All Saints Day, Christ the King Sunday, etc.
Something Random…Looking for Fall ideas under $5? This is a fun list:
And we’re doing #22 on Nov 3!
Here a couple of highlights for your week:
Holmeswood’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11am-2pm
- It was a great day! Thanks for coming out for this fun time.
- Sundays during BFG (Oct
20 &27): Kids (& some youth) prepare for Children’s
Sabbath. Be sure your kids attend to help out!
- Day on the Farm – Sunday, Nov 3, 2:00-3:30pm. Families with kids/youth are invited to an afternoon at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Free admission; bring money to feed animals, ride a pony or for human snacks. Please RSVP to Laurel.firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 942-1729 by 11/1.
- Children’s Sabbath – Sunday, Nov.
1017!!. Kids will lead Worship! Be sure to attend Kids BFG Oct 20 & 27 to sign up for parts and to write our prayers and practice them. This will be an awesome Sunday!
- Crafting Worship — Saturday, Nov 23, 1:00-4:00pm. Kids, teens and all ages of adults are invited to a party to learn about the Church Year! Make a Reverse Advent Calendar, learn to bake delicious bread, contribute your art to our worship banner and table runner. Learn about the church seasons and why Christians around the world celebrate them. Plus, there will be active games, too!
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Saturday, Dec 7, 2:00pm – ALL AGES welcome. Join us for an outing to Union Station’s City Stage Theatre to see the Christmas decorations and this humor-filled production of a Christmas classic. The story is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant, since being faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Tickets are only $5 each and on a first come, first served basis; contact Laurel to reserve yours.
HBC Family Calendar – October 2019 – Download the PDF
Happiest of Mondays!