Early worship is an intimate gathering with simple music, a short homily, and plenty of space for quiet reflection.
Worship at Eleven is a larger, more traditional gathering with our sanctuary choir, organ accompaniment, and sermon.
The Rev. Dr. Jan Cottrell will be our special preaching guest at both services on November 11. She will be speaking about Jesus' understanding of family as those ready to hear and do God's Word using Luke 20:27-38 and Deuteronomy 25:5-6 as her primary texts. Dr. Cottrell received her Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of the South. She completed two years of Clinical Mental Health Training at the Lexington VA hospital and graduated from The Haden Institute in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which included four years of Jungian-based training and practice with Dream Work and Spiritual Direction. Dr. Cottrell’s counseling practice focuses on healing, recovery, and wholeness through a spiritual path. Her 25+ years of experience as a parish priest is augmented by mental health clinical training focusing on substance abuse, PTSD, depression, grief, loss, and anxiety. Jan is married to Dr. Ken Cottrell. Between them, they have three grown children, four grandchildren, and a Cairn Terrier, Phoebe. Jan and Ken both have an active interest in global ministry and, locally, with Prison Visitation and Support at the Lexington Federal Medical Center.
This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day. We'll hear stories from friends about people who have helped them along their journey. We'll take time to remember the saints in our lives who have lit the way for us.
As in years past, we will have readers take us through the biblical story of the birth of Jesus; from prophetic musings to the lovely tale of shepherds, wise men, angels, and the baby. Interspersed with these readings will be music provided by the choir and traditional hymns sung by all. This combination of spoken and sung words provides a lovely opportunity to remember and worship. We hope you will make an extra effort to be here and maybe even invite a friend or neighbor to join you.
It is almost here! All the excitement of Christmas is compressed in this wonderful service of carols and anticipation. It is also a unique opportunity to be with extended families throughout the congregation’s history, especially those who have moved away or grown kids now back for Christmas. Don’t miss this incredible and traditional annual celebration.
As we consider the stress of life present throughout biblical times and all of history, we lean upon our faith and gather around the Lord's table to remember his presence and help that is always there to get us through.
Pastor Mark takes a journey with our children in the Atrium II Classroom.
I love Central because it strives to use our strengths for service. I feel so honored to not only be asked to be a deacon, and then chair, but to be allowed to write and direct our Christmas musical last year, teach Adult Sunday school, and sometimes play the piano in worship and other special services. I feel that my input and voice is valued, but not in a way where I am asked to do everything, or in a way where my voice is valued more than others...
You are invited to join Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, people of faith and people who ascribe to no faith tradition, civic leaders and a diverse congregation for the fourth annual Lexington United Interfaith Thanksgiving Encounter. The message will be given by Kory Wilcoxson of Crestwood Christian Church. Join us at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral, 299 Colony Blvd., Lexington.