2019 Christ the King Sunday
On Christ the King Sunday (the last Sunday in the Christian Year) we will be celebrating the entirety of the Christian Year in one service. If the Christian Year is new to you, here is a quick overview. The Christian Year is a repeating yearlong calendar consisting of six seasons (or movements) that in its fullness tell the entire story of Christ.
This Spiritual tradition was developed in the early church and has been passed down through history in the worship of the church. It enjoys biblical foundations, historical staying power, and contemporary relevance. Through celebrating the Christian Year we can experience the biblical mandate of conforming to Christ. The Christian Year orders our formation with Christ incarnate in his ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and coming again through Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. In engaging with the Christian Year we are spiritually formed by recalling and entering into God’s great saving events.
This service will be more experiential than explained—it will do the story more than it will tell the story. However, there will be a bulletin that does most of the explaining, so if you want to, use it as a guide if you ever start to feel lost or confused. We invite you to lean into the story of Christ – his story is for all people in all of time!
The Christian Year is a spiritual tradition that has been passed down and developed by the Church for over a millennium. Every Sunday Gathering should center on the story of Christ, but this annually-repeating calendar invites a congregation to chronologically journey through Christ’s life, remembering, re-enacting, and ultimately being formed by—and into—God’s story of salvation over the course of 52 weeks.