This fall requires a different kind of stewardship season than we typically have at Crossroads.
In the face of much uncertainty due to so many factors in our world, we turn to the ground of our hope, and to God’s call to active discipleship, continuing to use all the gifts God has given into our stewardship to make a difference for others. Join us for a series of worship services in which the music, preaching, testimony and prayer will all be focused on God’s promise of a future with hope.
Sunday, October 25, 2020> 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
This morning we launch our stewardship season with the story of the people of Israel in exile, and the word that comes to them from the prophet Jeremiah to “build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce … For surely I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” The text is Jeremiah 29:1-14. If you are feeling a bit “cut off” or exiled from your normal life, you might find hope in worship today.
Sunday, November 1, 2020> 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
This morning is All Saints Sunday, and the second week in our stewardship season. We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion this morning. The text for this second week in the season is Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes of Jesus. What does it mean to be “blessed”? And why does Jesus’ list of blessed people look so different from what the common expectation of “blessedness” looks like in our materialistic and rational North American society?
Sunday, November 8, 2020> 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
After a solemn marking of Remembrance Day near the beginning of the service, we will turn on this third Sunday in our season of Stewardship to a parable of Jesus. The story is found at Matthew 25:1-13 and features that group of young women with their lamps, and the oil they either do or don’t have to light the way of the expected one. This parable invites us to reflect on hope expressed as active expectation and preparation to be in the presence of God.
Sunday, November 15, 2020> 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Our stewardship season wraps up today with our commitment Sunday, and a focus on the parable of the talents as found in Matthew 25:14-30. As we dedicate our commitments for the coming year, expect Rev. Cari to give this parable a twist that you may not be expecting in her sermon today. We face this new year with confidence in God’s provision, trusting and walking into God’s future with hope!