Pathways Christian Fellowship
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Welcome to Pathways
A non-denominational place of worship
To join the service on Zoom contact Pastor Frank 474-4194
10:10 AM, Sunday mornings
Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary is the year of Luke’s gospel. Full of wonderful pastoral images of Jesus’ nativity, not to mention the reunion of Mary and Elizabeth, Luke is a Christmas favorite.
Yet with this week’s text (Luke 21:25-36) we see Jesus not as the newborn babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. Luke is prophesying the day when the Chosen One will arrive on a cloud, full of power and glory in a time when people are dying of fright because the world—or at least life as they know it—is on the verge of coming to an end. It’s like the Grinch is trying to steal Christmas again. Give us our manger back!
The vision in Luke’s gospel is that of the Second Coming, not the first coming we are preparing for as we make lists, check them twice, order gifts online, or brave the vehicular and human traffic at shopping centers. There is a radical invitation in these texts, however, to reorient our thinking, our worship, our buying, and our preparing. Instead of pleasing others, how can we please God?
In contrast to the images we will read in Luke is our passage from Jerimiah (34:14-16) which is full of promise for the future.
So which is it – apocalyptic or promise? Or both?
Let’s find out on Sunday – at 10:15.
Get in touch to find out more about prayer services at Pathways Christian Fellowship.
Staying in the Word of God
Wednesday Men’s Group
Wednesday 7:30 AM, contact person - Ralph Lowe - 472-2161
Sunday School Study (Study of Prayer), 300 Gleed Ave, Time- Sunday 9:00 am, Contact Person- Jim Oubre 697-0621