Join us as we delve into God's Word for our lives as a church community by using a combination of the lectionary, church calendar and pastoral inspiration to better understand and practice the Christian life. Both the lectionary (a systematic way of reading Scripture) and the church calendar (also known as the liturgical calendar) are longstanding ways in which Christians have used patterns in the Bible to organize worship. For example, Christians believe that the Old Testament and the New Testament belong together and must be understood in light of each other. The way to do this is to pair readings from the Older Testament and the Newer Testament, which is what the lectionary does. Similarly, the church or liturgical calendar helps us to link the biblical story and the work of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to seasons of the year (e.g., Advent, Lent, Ordinary Time). Both the lectionary and the church calendar become means by which we intentionally incorporate God's Word into our lives and by which we keep our ears and eyes open to God's actions in human history. Pastoral inspiration means an openness to how the two ways combine with and feed into the unique ministry of Community CRC at this time and in this place.