I hope that this message finds you well on this Friday morning after Thanksgiving. For some this is Black Friday, but for me this is launch day – 10 years ago today we started our life together as Resurrection Downtown! I am so grateful for you, and I'm thankful for this community and the countless ways that God has used you to make a difference in the heart of this city.
Starting THIS WEEKEND, we will move to a new worship schedule, shown below!
We've had some questions as to whether this schedule change is permanent, and the answer is YES! We are moving to three services on Sunday mornings in order to create room for visitors and those checking out Resurrection Downtown. This service will offer a full band and worship set with full childcare. (That being said, please note that this coming weekend, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, will be a family worship weekend!)
This weekend we are kicking off a new sermon series and a new season in the life of our church. The Advent season kicks off this weekend in worship. From now until Christmas we'll be focusing in on the anticipation of Christmas and The Birth of the King! The sanctuary is decorated, the advent wreath is ready to be lit, and we are getting ready to begin singing the songs of the season. I hope you'll join us this weekend as we kick-off this great season in the life of our church. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Also this weekend, stop by the JOY table in the lobby before or after worship to pick up a gift request for a child at Healing House! Or, to sign up to serve at a Wendell Phillips JOY Party, Serve Saturday, or another opportunity, visit cor.org/downtown/joy. Reach out to Pastor Patrick.McLaughlin@cor.org with questions!
As we draw nearer to 2020, I want to take a moment to remind you that our mission, ministry, and outreach is fueled by your gracious and generous commitments, but more than that, your offering or generosity is an essential practice of the Christian faith, and it's one of the primary ways we live out our faith as a community seeking to change the world to reflect the kingdom of Heaven. If you haven't yet done so, please fill out our online commitment card at cor.org/downtown/commitment.
Finally, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 pm at 1601 Grand, experience the anticipation of Christmas at the In addition to singing traditional Christmas hymns, the COR Worship Collective will perform original music from their forthcoming Advent album. This will be an evening full of music, liturgy, Psalms and a special message from Pastor Matt Bisel. Parking is free. Childcare is available for children 4 and under, please register children at cor.org/downtown/events.
I am so grateful for you, and for the ways that God has made himself known to me through you and the way that you have sought to love others over the past 10 years. I cannot wait to see where God leads us into the future and I'm excited about living fully into the future God has for us! I'll see you on Saturday and Sunday!
With Grace, Peace and God's Holy Adventure,
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