Living the Christian Year
A Time To Embody The Story Of God
Join me this year in Living the Christian year. In this connect group we will inhabit the story of God as we go through the annual cycle of seasons to commemorate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We will prepare ourselves for seasons of joy (Christmas, Resurrection Sunday, Pentecost) by learning how to wait, mourn, and long (Advent, Lent, Ordinary Time). Through this group we will join the cloud of witnesses (Heb 11) in proclaiming Jesus, the One who freed, found us and leads us on, from first to last.
--Gross, Bobby. Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God: An Introduction and Devotional Guide. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2009
--Dwell. Wonder: An Advent Devotional. Independently published, 202.
--Optional: Dwell Audio Bible App
What is the Liturgical Year?
The liturgical year is a centuries-old old tradition that millions of Christians observe all throughout the world. The Christian Calendar observes the annual cycle of seasons and days in commemoration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For hundreds of years, Christians all around the world have followed the liturgical year to inhabit the story of God. Through the Calendar, we participate in the life of Jesus so that we can be transformed. We take our place in the great drama of God's love and redemption of the world by keeping its spiritual rhythms. The calendar prepares us to celebrate hope by preparing us through waiting, mourning, and sitting in the ache of longing.
We will be meeting in church for some festivals and through zoom for others. We will be meeting once for every major festival except for some seasons that spread through a long period of time such as Lent and Ordinary Time. Our gathering times will be opportunities to share how the journey is going and testimony. We will be worshipping together at church for Ash Wednesday to begin Lent together.
Our first gathering will be on Sabbath November 27 during divine worship on Sabbath morning. Pastor Alex will be preaching.
There will also be zoom options available.
Start: Saturday, November 27, 2021
End: Sunday, November 26, 2022
If you’d like to join, you can up below. If you have any questions you can contact pastor Alex Portillo at email@example.com