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This Sunday at Bethel
-Reign of Christ Sunday, Nov. 20,2016
This Sunday we gather at 10 a.m. for the last time as Bethel Lutheran Church.
The reading for this Sunday from Luke (23:33-43) is about Jusus being crucified with a sign placed over his head saying, "This is the king of the Jews." The onlookers of the crucifixion have to decide: Is Jesus just one more unfortunate man, a loser, somebody to be mocked? Or is he really a king?
It's true: God, the king of the universe, has come among us as one who looks like a nobody, the opposite of a king. The Son of God has entered deep into our life-including our sorrows and our griefs-so as to be the ruler over life and death. And so in faith we join in the ancient prayer: "Lord, remember us when you come into your kingdom."
Christ remains our king as we journey into the next chapter of faith.
Our service this Sunday will conclude about 10:30, giving us time to travel to All Saints Lutheran of Palatinee, where Bethel members will be welcomed at the 11 o'clock service. Maps to All Saints will be provided.
See you in church,
The Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9am - 11am. Part of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, we serve those in need in Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights. Click Bethel News for more detailed information on this community outreach program.
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