Christ the King Sunday
Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
This Sunday is ‘Christ the King’ Sunday. It is the culmination of the church calendar and points us in hope toward the day when everything will be put right. Today we anticipate our eternal part in a united heaven and earth!
Our gospel reading points to a glorified Christ on a ‘glorious throne’. Jesus overlooks and separates the nations into two camps. Those who served Jesus in the poor and marginalised inherit the ‘eternal kingdom’. Those who turned away inherit an ‘eternal punishment’. The only difference between these sheep and goats is service to Jesus’ ‘brothers and sisters’. Somehow our service to the community Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection formed is a vital expression of his saving work in us.
Holy Communion will be offered at St Barnabas Charnwood from 9:00am and at St Michael’s, Hall at 11:00am. All are welcome.