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Sunday 24 November 2019: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom

Christ the King...Jesus (proclaimed ‘The King of the Jews’, in the inscription attached to the cross) has made himself powerless; he is rejected by ‘the leaders’ of the people (while ‘the people’, foreshadowing those who are to find faith, stand watching in silent awe); he is mocked and ridiculed by the leaders, by the brutal soldiers, and even by one of the criminals crucified with him. Ironically, their jeers give expression to what the crucified one really is - ‘the Christ of God’, ‘the Chosen One’, the ‘king’ the nation longs for, the one who ‘saves’.

And then, as if to reduce them all to silence, the other criminal crucified with him makes his submission of faith in Jesus crucified – as the one who would fulfil the hopes of Israel: ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom’. And Jesus responds with the first pronouncement of an everlasting reign that will be shaped by the generous and merciful ways of his Father: ‘I promise you, today you will be with me in paradise’...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series

St James Calling

It's that time of year again. Christmas and a renewal of all things.

As usual we start planning for the new year and are asking for parishioners who may wish to be involved as Readers, Special Ministers, Flower Arrangers, writing the Rosters or helping with Morning Teas and Socials or handling the PowerPoint presentation a few times a year. Please come and have a chat with Katarina or call 0403 264 322.

We are also looking for people to join our choir in any capacity from singing, playing an instrument or shaking the tambourine; all levels of talent are gladly accepted and welcome. Call Meg on 0425 831 573.

If you are interested but not sure then let's meet for a coffee and a chat and see where it takes us.

Thanks

Katarina
Sacristan, St James' Church