Sunday, November 2, is the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Rev. Michael F. Bailey will preach the sermon, Every Tear Wiped Away, based on the scripture Revelation 7:9–17, in recognition of All Saints Sunday.
This Sunday is also First Food Sunday. Please bring non-perishable food to Holy Grounds on Sunday. There is a constant need at Greensboro Urban Ministry and they need our help. Thank you for your generosity!
This Sunday is also All Saints Sunday at Christ Church. It is the Sunday nearest All Saints Day. On this Sunday, we especially remember the people who have died who have helped to shape our lives of faith. All Saints Sunday is a day to say “thank you,” not to the people who have died, but to the God who gave them life on this earth and who gives them life in eternity.
Also, don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour to Standard Time at 2am on Sunday morning.
In addition to our Sunday events listed below, we also have our Sunday yoga classes, Financial Peace University, Flute Choir rehearsal, Choristers, Youth Choir, and Centering Prayer. Please check with your ministry leaders if you have any questions about these events.
Worship Through Music
At our 8:30am traditional service, the music will focus on our observation of All Saints Sunday, when we celebrate the lives of the saints who have gone on to glory before us during the past year. The observance will include the presence of candles lit in memory of those who have recently gone before us. The New Covenant Choir will sing "Inside Your Kingdom," which expresses the wonderful belief that "The glory I will see, a place of rest for eternity inside your kingdom waits for me." We will sing the traditional All Saints hymn “For All the Saints who from their labors rest”, the familiar, centuries-old hymn “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand”, and Isaac Watts’ great hymn “Come, We That Love the Lord”. The closing organ voluntary will be a brief toccata by Marcel Dupré based on an ancient chant for All Saints Day. *
At our 8:45am New Horizon service, we will worship through music with the following songs: * "Only One Name" (as sung by Big Daddy Weave/"Your Name") by P. Baloche) * "Praise from the Saints" by Lynn Gordon * "When I Look into Your Holiness" by Kathy & Wayne Perrin * "Revelation Song" by Laura Story
At our 11am traditional service, the choir will present a special work for All Saints Sunday, "Requiem Aeternam," composed by Christ Church Chancel Choir member Bill Cates in memory of fellow choir member Luke French. This is a beautiful new setting of the traditional Latin Requiem Mass (Mass for the Dead) text, "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine," or "Grant them eternal rest, O Lord." The work will be sung in Latin with the translation included in the bulletin.
The observance of All Saints will include the presence of candles lit in memory of those who have gone before us during this past year. Hymns will include “For All the Saints”, “O What Their Joy and Their Glory Will Be”, and Isaac Watts’ great hymn “Come, We That Love the Lord” The opening voluntary will be played by hornist Abigail Pack and the closing organ voluntary will be a brief toccata by Marcel Dupré based on an ancient chant for All Saints Day.
Candy for College Students' Care Packages
Help us brighten a college student’s day by dropping off your leftover Halloween candy in the marked box in the Church Office. Youth will be sending exam care packages to college students in early December.
* Cokesbury and SrHi Youth Sunday School classes will meet together in the Youth Building on November 2 for a presentation of the Battle of Jericho. * The JrHi youth will be selling apple pies for $10 in Holy Grounds on Sunday. All money raised will benefit less fortunate children at Christmas. * Confirmation at CUMC begins on November 2. Parents and 8th Grade Confirmands will meet in the Gym at 9:45am for an orientation gathering. If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com?subject=Confirmation) or Mari Ed Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com?subject=Confirmation) . * JrHi UMYF will meet for a snack supper ($3) at 6pm, then Rev. Louis Timberlake will join us for a Get to Know the Pastor night. * SrHi UMYF will meet in the Gym at 6pm and go to Camp Guilrock for a cookout, bonfire, and hayride. We will return to the church at 8:30pm. Cost is $5.
Operation Christmas Child
Your life will be changed by the gift you receive when you give this Christmas to Operation Christmas Child. Share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with a needy child by filling a simple shoe box with gifts. Please visit the display table in the Gathering Space for complete details as well as cardboard shoeboxes for your use. Collection deadline is no later than noon on Sunday, November 23. Let’s make a difference and meet our church goal of 300 boxes. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Hayes at 294-3994.
Discovering Christ Church
New to Christ Church? Join us for the Discovering Christ Church classes in Room 110 during the Sunday School hour (9:50am to 10:50am) on Sundays through November 9. During the next two Sundays, the ministers will address key beliefs and practices of the United Methodist church and the specific programs and ministries of Christ Church. At noon on November 16, if you're ready, you’ll be invited to have a casual lunch, meet the staff, fill out some paperwork and become an official member! Write these dates on your calendar and plan to join us.