Seeds for Ordinary Time
Credo Cafe, 2001
August 20 PASTIES, PLANTS & PLACE Marcus Curnow
August27 COMMUNICATION Paul Minty & Naomi Swindon
September 3 HUMOUR Howard Langmead
September 10 FOOD Keith Dyer
September 17 WORK Andrew Curtis
September 24 REST Allison Langmead
October 1 SPORT Dave Fuller
October 8 REAL LIFE Tear Australia
October 15 HOUSE & HOME Dave & Kylie Fagg
Greetings from the Urban Mission Unit. In our ongoing attempts to revitalise church by breathing new life into the church year we would like to invite you to participate in our Seeds for Ordinary Time. In the church year the time between Pentecost and Advent is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning “common” or “mundane,” this term comes from the word “ordinal,” which simply means counted time.
Traditionally the 33 or 34 Sundays of Ordinary Time are used to focus on various aspects of the Faith, especially the mission of the church in the world. The Lectionary readings focus upon the Synoptic Gospel of the year, however many use Ordinary Time to focus on specific themes of interest or importance to a local congregation. Some churches break up Ordinary Time with a season called Kingdomtide which celebrates Christ’s non–violent rule over all of creation. The focus in this season is often on social justice and action as an expression of the Lordship of God over his people and the world.
Even though we think the Leunig cartoon above says it all and best we just couldn’t resist another excuse to get some people together. Even though you’re living it right now we asked some of our favourite people to help us think about the ordinary issues of life with a focus on ethics and spirituality.