Holy Michael & All Angels
Most of the great feasts of the Church year recount an event from the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus or the lives of people in the early Church. This is very sensible and understandable. When we remember the events of the life of Jesus we are better able to know him and his saving work, and when we remember those who were closest to him we get to know Jesus in a kind of third dimension, seeing Jesus through the eyes of his friends.
September 29 is the Feast of Michael and All Angels (also called Michaelmas), just to remind us all that Christianity is weird and that a part of our faith is a faith beyond things that are visible, into the invisible.
Michael fights a battle we do not see against a villain we cannot imagine. St John tells us that he casts Satan down from the heavenly places, and this description happens alongside that of his telling of birth of Christ. John wants us to know that Christ’s coming into the world has a cosmic impact, upsetting the rule and order of the unseen realm just as much as his coming on earth upsets the world of flesh and blood.
As we celebrate the victory God won through Michael in the unseen realm, let us remember that we too have taken a side in an eternal war, and that God will supply us, if we are diligent to ask, with every spiritual gift and grace to win against the great enemy of our souls.
See you Sunday
Second Sunday Sandwiches: October 13 after worship.
Discovery Dinner: Thursday, October 17 , 6:30-8:30 PM. This is an opportunity to meet our Rector and other leaders at Redeemer to share our stories and ask questions. RSVP to email@example.com
Church Potluck: Sunday, October 27 after worship.
Ongoing Events & Announcements
Luke For Everyone: Bible Study continues through the Fall on Sundays at 8:45 AM.
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: 7:00 PM at 1996 Generals Hwy, Annapolis. 30-40 minute service of Evening Prayer with singing and scripture readings. Food and fellowship follows.
Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.