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Worship – April 18, Third Sunday of EASTER

Worship – April 18, Third Sunday of EASTER

Resurrection of Our Lord - ALELUIA! The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Sunday. In today’s gospel, Jesus...

Worship – April 11, Second Sunday of EASTER

Worship – April 11, Second Sunday of EASTER

Resurrection of Our Lord - ALELUIA! Jesus does "Whatever it Takes!" The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples...

Worship Sunday, April 4 EASTER SUNDAY

Worship Sunday, April 4 EASTER SUNDAY

Resurrection of Our Lord - ALELUIA!Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb....

Worship Sunday, March 28 Palm/Passion Sunday

Worship Sunday, March 28 Palm/Passion Sunday

From triumphant entry to death on a cross - What love!This week, the center of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even...

Worship Sunday, March 21 Fifth Sunday in Lent

Worship Sunday, March 21 Fifth Sunday in Lent

Create in me a clean heart, O GodGod promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to...

Worship Sunday, March 14  Fourth Sunday in Lent

Worship Sunday, March 14 Fourth Sunday in Lent

Looking up to God for healingThe fourth of the Old Testament promises providing a baptismal lens this Lent is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live. In today’s gospel Jesus says he will be lifted up on the...

Worship Sunday, March 7  Third Sunday in Lent

Worship Sunday, March 7 Third Sunday in Lent

God's Gift of the Law as a Covenent for Life The third covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the central one of Israel’s history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The commandments begin with the statement that because God...

Worship Sunday, Feb 28 Second Sunday in Lent

Worship Sunday, Feb 28 Second Sunday in Lent

Covenents of belongingThe second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to...

Worship Sunday, Feb 21 First Sunday in Lent

Worship Sunday, Feb 21 First Sunday in Lent

A sign of God's covenant and temptations in the wilderness!On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes...

Worship Sunday, Feb 14  Transfiguration of Christ

Worship Sunday, Feb 14 Transfiguration of Christ

Jesus, it is good for us to be here!The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the...

 

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