What is Ordinary Time?
Advent is over, Christmas is over, even Epiphany is over. Now we enter the first of two cycles of Ordinary Time in the church calendar.
The word "ordinary" here does not mean “routine” or “not special.” Instead, it refers to the "ordinal numbers" (first, second, third, etc.) used to name and count the Sundays (such as the Third Sunday
after Epiphany). This term comes from the Latin ordinalis, meaning "numbered" or "ordered," and tempus ordinarium, “measured time.”
The first period of Ordinary Time, called the Season after Epiphany, begins on Epiphany Day and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday. The central theme of this season is the calling of disciples and the early ministry of Jesus.
The second period of Ordinary Time, the Season after Pentecost, follows the Easter cycle. It begins the day after Pentecost and continues to Advent. The purpose of this season is to support new disciples and the whole congregation in living out the gifts and callings discerned during the Easter Season and commissioned on the Day of Pentecost.
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101 E. Main St.
Felton, DE 19943
P.O. Box 247
Felton, DE 19943
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Typically our Worship Services are as below however during the Pandemic our worship will be virtual and posted above.
8:30am - Traditional
9:45am - Praise!
11am - Traditional
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.