Our celebration of the Christmas Season begins on Nov. 30 with a decorating party! We’ll have a lessons & carols service (and a party!) on December 8. Join us at 3 & 5pm for Family Services on Christmas Eve, and at 7pm for a Candlelight Service.
We’re pleased to welcome The Rev. Ben Hughes as our new Youth Minister! Rev. Ben is a graduate of Grove City College and Trinity School for Ministry. He has been serving in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh for several years and brings experience in and excitement for student ministry. Rev. Ben and his wife Jenna live on the North Side with their son, Samuel. They are excited to come and serve alongside the rest of the CCFC family.
This small group led by Rev. Connie encourages inward & outward reflection using both book selections and the Bible. The group meets every other Thursday from 10-11:30am in the Parlor. All are welcome! The current book is Christianity Rediscovered by Fr. Vincent Donovan. Fall dates: Oct. 10 & 24 Nov. 7 & 21 Dec. 5
Grace just outrages us sometimes. From a human perspective it seems unfair and we like (other) people to get what they deserve. Jonah echoes the psalm, knowing that God forgives, perhaps also, like the psalm, he was looking for some justice to. Readings from this service: Jonah 4: 1-4 Psalm 86: 15-17 Luke 15: 11-32
Grace just outrages us sometimes. From a human perspective it seems unfair and we like (other) people to get what they deserve. Jonah echoes the psalm, knowing that God forgives, perhaps also, like the psalm, he was looking for some justice too. Readings from this service: Jonah 3: 6-10 Psalm 103: 8-10 Matthew 3: 1-8
This time Jonah seems more prepared to do as he is told. But, just as he knew, his message is well-received. When God calls us to seek forgiveness, we can be angry at being called on our sin, or fatalistic and ignore the offer of grace, or we can respond. Readings from this service: Jonah 2: 10–3:5 Psalm 65: 5-8 Mark 1: 14-15
Often prayer becomes more fervent when our life is in danger. The more we have lost, the easier it becomes to put our hope in God. Jesus clearly sees parallels with the fish and his resurrection. He, his experience, his message and his call are greater than Jonah’s yet we still resist forgiveness. Readings from this service: Jonah 1: 17–2:10 Psalm 139: 9-12 Matthew 12: 38-41