Blessings, Loved Ones!
Wow! The liturgical year just keeps rolling, doesn’t it? We are now in the long stretch of the calendar called “Time After Pentecost”. For some of us it may be a time when we think nothing is happening. The paraments stay green for a really long time and there are no special Sundays when the liturgy changes or the Christ candle is lit. But this time is also called by another name. Do you know what it is? ORDINARY time. Does that strike you as strange? It at least makes me wonder. Why ORDINARY time? Especially when we think of Pentecost as the birth of the Church and the time when Christ’s promise to send us the Holy Spirit, the Holy Counselor, the Holy Comforter, the Holy Advocate is fulfilled.
And maybe that’s the key. The time after Pentecost, the ORDINRY time, is the time when we not only remember, but are called to act upon the promise and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. And this reliance and promise is not extraordinary, but ORDINARY. Of course, the Holy Spirit is with us. Of course, the Holy Counselor is there to guide our decisions when called upon. Of course, the Holy Comforter is present to console us in our grief and lead us out of our despair. And of course, the Holy Advocate is there to magnify our prayers and give voice to our petitions, even when we don’t know how to express our needs before God ourselves.
It is ORDINARY, because Jesus promised, that the Holy Spirit would be with us in all its’ forms and roles. He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving, Alleluia, Alleluia! And it is ORDINARY that we rely on that presence to navigate our lives and bring joy and richness to our faithwalk, daily. Thanks and praise be to our triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who is present and available and faithful to those who love him.
Dec 26th Bulletin
Dec 26th Bulletin
WELCOMING YOU HOME
New Hope Lutheran Church, began in Watauga, TX on March 20, 1994
with a commitment to offer refreshing expression of God's Love for you.
In July of 1997, we began worshiping in our present facility located in Keller, TX.
Come and join us, make New Hope your home and let's worship together.
From our Sunday Worship Service to Music, to our Outreach programs and activities, we look forward to welcome everyone and serve others by Boldly Sharing God's Word.
HELP US TO SPREAD JESUS'
LOVE AND THE FAITH IN HIM
Boldly Sharing God's Word!