Worship in November

October 31 & November 1: All Saints Day – Questions of Faith: Wise or Foolish?
Paul points out two very different views of the gospel. There is the view of the world and those who do not believe. This view sees the gospel as foolish. The view of a believer is that the gospel is wisdom. What seems to be God’s foolishness, in the end, becomes wiser than anything we humans could devise.

 November 7 & 8: Questions of Faith: Free or Bound?
Paul sums up our freedom in this way, “Everything is permissible”– but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. Today we will look at how this pertains to Christians when we disagree.

 November 14 & 15: Questions of Faith: Ordinary or Extraordinary
Scripture tells us that the power of God is seen in the most ordinary things. Throughout history God has chosen ordinary people to be his physical presence in this world. As members of the Body of Christ the Holy Spirit gives us gifts that enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things. New Members will be welcomed into the congregation this weekend.

 November 21 & 22: Questions of Faith: My Plans or God’s Purposes?
Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Most of us are still trying to answer that question. We would probably agree that God has a purpose for our life but most of us have no idea what that means. And what’s God’s purpose for us as a faith community and the church around the world? These are the questions we will look at today in worship.

 Sunday, Nov. 22, 6:30 pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship at Echo Hill Presbyterian.
The traditional Marion Ecumenical service is being hosted by our newest congregation; Echo hill Presbyterian. There will also be a mass choir for anyone who wants to join in. Pie and fellowship follows the service.

 Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship at Resurrection
Join us for an informal Thanksgiving worship. Give thanks to God for all the blessings that have been poured out on your behalf this year. Then stay for a time of Fellowship and Thanksgiving pies. Visiting family and friends are welcome to join us.

 November 28 & 29: The Advent Conspiracy – Worship
The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a Savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it’s all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want   out of Christmas? What if Christmas became    a world-changing event again? Welcome to the Advent Conspiracy.

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