The Church year is divided into six seasons. They include Advent, Christmas, Time after Epiphany, Lent, Easter and the Time after Pentecost (also called Ordinary Time). The Time after Pentecost is the longest season running from the start of June through the end of November. This season is signified by the green color used in altar and lectern paraments and pastor stoles.
We are moving through the last of summer and preparing for autumn. The worship liturgies and music will change as we celebrate the Fall Festival and move forward through Labor Day, Rally Day, Reformation, All Saints Day and close the season with Thanksgiving.
Choirs, Sunday School and Adult Education will be starting up again. Be watching the bulletin, calendars and website for dates and times. This is the time to be thinking about what part you want to play in the everyday workings of House of Prayer. Here’s a list of possible options for you to consider: worship coordinator, lector, prayer team, usher, communion server, greeter, HOP Musician, Vocal or Bell Choir member, special music, Six O’clock Band, treat provider, Sunday School teacher or assistant, office assistant, bulletin assembly, Women of Hope, bible study, book club, knitting, committee member and the ever popular “your idea here”.
As we ramp up into our Autumn programs, carefully and prayerfully consider what your part in the body of House of Prayer is going to become.
May God Bless and guide each of you in your daily life and decisions.
Jacky H. W&M Chair