Looking Ahead…

November 18                                                                           26th Sunday after Pentecost

Text:    1 Samuel 1:4-20; 2:1-10

Title:    Hannah’s Song

After years of barrenness, Hannah prays desperately for a child, vowing to dedicate the child to God.  God’s response to Hannah’s distress points to God’s compassion for all who suffer unjustly at the hands of others.  Join us as we think consider this important story that leads to the birth of one of Israel’s most important prophets.  Our message, Hannah’s Song, will come from 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 2:1-10.

 

November 25                                                                                     Reign of Christ Sunday

Text:    Revelation 1:4-8

Title:    Sing!

Other:  United Methodist Student Day Offering

Reign of Christ Sunday is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and the completion of creation.  The Revelation to John begins with a great shout of joy, celebrating the triumph of God, the full realization of God’s justice in a world filled with injustice and suffering.  In Christ, God has decisively entered the world, reclaiming lost territory as God’s own.  Join us for our message, Sing! as we look to the inspiration of Revelation 1:4b-8 to remind us that, when all else seems to fail, people of faith can rejoice in the good news of God’s coming reign.  We will be joined by the Blacksburg Brass Ensemble who will be accompanying on hymns and providing special music.

Additionally, we will receive the United Methodist Student Day offering.  United Methodist Student Day is one of six church-wide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church.  This initiative calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants.  Offering envelopes will be available for your convenience.