On November 26 we celebrate Christ the King Sunday as the last Sunday of the church year. The color is festival white. We acknowledge joyfully that Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is King over all. And he will return as our King in glory.
The festival of Christ the King is a relatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar, having been first instituted by Pope Pius XI. It was first celebrated in 1925, in the midst of the European political turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s. It was intended to proclaim God’s reign over a world wracked by one world war and facing another. That truth can still be proclaimed today. No human system is forever. None can claim absolute allegiance. Only Christ is sovereign.
On this last Sunday of the church year, come and worship with us! The 8:30 and 11am services at the Mission campus will captivate you with triumphant music and rousing hymn arrangements. All the services are centered around the eternal reign of our Savior and his final judgment on the last day. We rejoice that Jesus Christ is our King and that his kingdom will have no end.