This Sunday is the last Sunday of the church year. It has a lot of names. One is the Feast of Christ the King because next Sunday Advent starts, anticipating Christ’s birth. It is also called “The Sunday next before Advent,” which sounds a little Anglican because of our Congregationalist heritage. Our movement began as Puritan reformers attempting to reform the Church of England, with names attached to us as “Dissenters” and “Nonconformists”.
It is also the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Be sure to register and attend this Friday’s secular observance via Zoom, of which our open and affirming participation is manifest by our being the only religious group in San Mateo County to be a co-sponsor. I will share with you some of the appreciation we have received as a result of this.
Finally, it’s Thanksgiving Sunday, so come prepared to share your gratitudes. I will preach on Matthew 25:31-46. AND – we’ll have two more Thanksgiving opportunities for worship. On Tuesday, Lee Lamkin will be a speaker at our Interfaith Thanksgiving service because we belong to the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition. And on Thanksgiving Day morning, we’ll gather at 10 am for an ecumenical Thanksgiving Prayer and Praise service with several local churches. You can never be too thankful.
I hope you’ll join us Sunday. with love and gratitude,
Rev. Jim Mitulski