Over The Coffee - Nov 2016

November begins with some wild events in our culture. The Chicago Cubs

actually won the World Series on November 2nd. Unfortunately, it was a victory over

the Cleveland Indians. Still, pretty amazing. My son, Joel, watched the seventh game

at a bar-restaurant in Wrigleyville near the stadium and reported that it was pretty

exciting. He texted me a picture of the crowd walking in the streets headed for the El

train. All I could see were people's backs, but it was wall to wall across the road and

onto sidewalk. A happy crowd.


Another wild event in this month is our Presidential Election on November 8th.

I hope you make an effort to vote and participate in our democratic process. Daylight

saving time ends on November 6th. Hopefully everyone will be well rested for church

on that day.


The last weeks of the Common Lectionary Year C (Luke) are this month. On

November 27th we begin again in Year A – with Matthew's gospel. The passages for

this month are as follows:


Nov. 6 Haggai 2:1-9; Psalm 145:1-5,17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17; Luke 20:27-38

Nov. 13 Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19

Nov. 20 Jeremiah 23:1-6, Luke 1:68-79, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43

Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 100, Philippians 4:4-9,John 6:25-35

Nov. 27 Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44


Please keep the Church Council in your prayers during this month. We need to

make plans for officers and team members for next year and begin to put the budget

together for 2017. Our current officers and team members have done heroic work and

we have accomplished much during the past year. For a church of our size and budget

we have been generous, frugal, and at the same time responsive to needs in our giving

and ministry together as a congregation. It is a delight to know that we have seen

North Baptist Church as “Christ's” church and not “our” church. We follow His

directions in the way that we live as a church fellowship.


Pastor Cy