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Join us on our journey to learn about and do God’s work in the Avon community and the world. We will celebrate with you, laugh with you, cry with you and grow with you. All part of the life of a child of God.
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Let us all Love, Serve and Gather in Christ.
From Our Pastor
Faith Lutheran Church is gearing up for a lot of activity in the month of November: a building project going full steam ahead, remembrance of the Saints, baptism, Thanksgiving, an afternoon full of crafts, and the beginning of Advent.
November is often a month of living “in-between,” Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and his coming again. The Scriptures read during the month of November talk very directly about the coming again of Jesus times, or parousia in Greek.
We are coming to the final steps of our building project: building a structure, installing a parking lot, and moving. We do not have a finalized timeline but I am certain we’ll be in the new building this winter. We couldn’t have done this work without the leadership of the Building Committee and Council. I give thanks for their steadfastness, willingness, prudence, and abilities. They, like the woman in Mark 12:38-44 (the Gospel reading for November 8th), have done much with only a little. As we get closer to construction on the ground, we’ll see the fruits of their labor.
The Gospel reading for November 15th (Mark 13:1-8) may just be one of my favorites. It is Jesus’ teaching about the beginning of the end. Jesus kept his words about the end of time to only just his disciples and we get an inside listen as his disciples years later. Ultimately, Jesus said, we cannot know the exact hour that the Son of Man is to return, but only to live as though it may come sooner than we’d like it to because the world in which we live is a fragile one. We are to care for the world with the sensitivity it deserves and needs. Thanksgiving Day is often a time to give thanks for the harvest God provided for us; let’s also take time to think about how we can care for the earth so we can continue to receive those harvests.
One way you can think about caring for the whole of creation God called good is to fill out and share your gifts on the Time and Talents sheets and financial commitment cards by November 15th.
We look towards Christ and the resurrection in the “in-between” time, knowing how much we are thankful. Hopefully our thankful rejoicing will catch on. When we are thankful, we recognize that God has given us everything we need; often we take it for granted. Let us be thankful for what has already been given to us as well as await the good things God has in store for us.