Tomorrow morning (11am) in Fitzroy we arrive at the last Sunday of the Church year - Christ Is King Sunday. In a world full of borders, back stops, arrogant politicians and a fragile Primer Minister we will be hearing Jesus claims of a Kingdom that is not of this world. What does that look like? How do we live in it?
Our lectionary pericopes are in John 18 and Daniel 7, and those texts give us a rich playlist. I can hear Van Morrison's Ancient of Days and wonder if this is where Bob Dylan came up with Wheels On Fire. Derek Webb's A King and a Kingdom is very apt with its stand against flags and even trust in democracy. In the end we are getting Nick Cave's There Is A Kingdom, the advantage of having a guitar toting Anglican like John Trinder who can marry Lectionary and a Rock Music Catalogue poignantly! Expect guitar driven worship too.
If you are wanting good ethical Christmas gifts then check out our Ethical Christmas Fair before and after the service... from 9.45...
In the evening (7pm) we have Derek Poole back with us, continuing his two part series on Lessons That Northern Ireland Churches Could Learn From Rwanda. The first evening was inspirational and challenging. Derek is gripping and has great insight both into the transformation of Rwanda and the need for it here at home. Even if you missed the first one, don't miss this one!