A New Focus for Worship

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The focus for the season of Easter:
"We belong in the World"

A lot is about to happen in worship. And what happens at Christ the King, doesn’t stay here. Our Lenten journey took a sharp turn on Palm Sunday when the celebration of Jesus’ victorious entry into Jerusalem with a palm procession accompanied by our shouts of “Hosanna!” quickly turns into our corporate sentence to “Crucify him!” We experienced an additional jolting juxtaposition in the readings when we see the image of Christ as triumphant king painted in tandem with Christ as humble servant, on his knees washing the feet of his disciples before suffering death on the cross for our sake.

This is not the end of the story, thanks be to God, and though much is to be made in celebration of Jesus’ victory over death on Easter morning, his resurrection wakes us up to our work in God’s mission in the world. Jesus himself doesn’t wait around in the tomb for the women to meet him and celebrate his achievement, and we do not have to wait to respond to God’s calling.

Throughout the seven-week season of Easter, we remember our identity as children of God, claimed as God’s own through the cleansing waters of baptism. In worship we will notice and celebrate God’s work that is being accomplished right now while exploring what it means to belong in the world.

Join us Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. throughout the season of Easter as we explore our belonging together.