Jesus comes to reclaim the kingdom of this world for God. But what does the kingdom of God look like? How will we recognize it? How can we aid and abet this work of God in Christ? Jesus’ parable says the birds are safe to nest there, which we echo as we sing our Advent theme hymn “All Are Welcome.” We affirm that the growth of the kingdom is not in our control and that our response is awe as we sing “For the Fruit of All Creation, Thanks Be to God … silent growth while we are sleeping … thanks be to God.”
THIS SUNDAY June 13
We will meet on the outdoor labyrinth at 11 am to elect new leaders, approve the budget, and thank those who have faithfully served over the last year. The annual report packets will be distributed Friday via email and printed copies will be available in the Welcome Center. If you prefer to attend the meeting via Zoom, use the link and password included in the email.
There is no Council meeting in June. The next meeting for the new council is July 12 at 7 pm. Email Pastor Anna for more information or to be included in the Zoom meeting.
As we start to do things together, it’s time to talk about our cereal summer collection for kids not getting school breakfast, and our role in providing bag lunches for Arlington homeless. We will be asking you to help with this ministries! Ideas for making them work better, and ideas for new ministries are welcome.
Two Callings: If you would be willing to serve an occasional Sunday as a Communion Assistant or Hospitality Assistant, please email Pastor Anna. Training is provided.
Advent's Holy Trinity Service is now available for viewing after technical issues prevented a live broadcast. Enjoy!