A Message From Pastor Brad



From the Pastor

The month of November marks the end of the year on the church calendar and the beginning of a new year with the season of Advent. The holidays, it would seem, are here. Every year, they sneak up on us a little bit faster.

Here is a preview of the messages I will be delivering this month: 

November 6: This Sunday will be our observation of All Saints Day. I’ll include a short memorial in the service. Please submit any names you’d like to have remembered among us that day. I’ll speak to you under the title, “Children of the Resurrection,” using Luke 20:27-38 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5. We’ll be considering passages of scripture that concern the supposed end of days but describe it very differently. What are we to make of this? 

November 13: “Let this be known in all the earth,” from Isaiah 12:1-6. We will think together about what “making God’s deeds known among the nations” looks like and what it is meant to accomplish.

November 20: Reign of Christ Sunday. Luke 23:33-43, “Today you will be with me in Paradise.” We will consider the “already” and the “not yet” of the kingdom of God apparent in Luke’s text of the crucifixion.

November 27: The first Sunday of Advent. Matthew 24:36-44, “The days of Noah.” We will reckon together with the turning over of the hourglass of history described in scripture. Where do we, the church, fit into all of this?

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you all,

Pastor Bradley