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Not quite Advent, yet!

posted 20 Nov 2018, 01:41 by Dean Fostekew
This coming Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, we keep the feast of Christ the King. It used to be known as 'Stir up Sunday' and you'd often hear the collect on 'The Archers' as Jill attended the morning service. The collect for many years served as the prompt to get the Christmas Pudding/Cake made if you hadn't already got round to it. I always associate it with a last minute pudding, recipe by Delia Smith, that I have used in the past, when I had forgotten to get baking months before.

The feast of Christ the King, celebrates the servant ministry of Jesus our King and sees the end of the Christian Year, the last of the Sundays after Trinity/Pentecost and it points us towards the new year beginning on Advent Sunday. It is a Sunday that stirs us up, it makes one review the past year and what one has done or not done and it encourages one to look forward to the coming year with excitement and a new vigour as we prepare to meet the new born King at Christmas.