Early on, Christians began to divide the year into several “seasons,” each observing a different aspect of the life of Jesus. The year begins with Advent, which is followed by Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and a long stretch called “Ordinary Time.” Observing the seasons is a simple way to broaden our exposure to the full life and heart of Jesus, discovering ever deeper implications for our lives and our world. Mosaic’s worship services generally flow with the seasons, and most draw on the weekly lectionary readings.
 “Ordinary Time” is such a great term. It comes from the word “ordinal,” meaning counted, because the weeks of Ordinary Time are referred to in relation to the most recent major season or holiday, e.g., “the third Sunday after Pentecost.” But they are also a time when we're not looking forward to or celebrating anything in particular except plain old discipleship--going about the business of living life as Christians. It's both ordinary and profoundly important.