“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you […]
So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in the citadel of Susa in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken […]
Today Youngest was confirmed, making a public profession of faith as he reaffirmed the baptismal covenant. This is my charge to the confirmands. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, […]
Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath, Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus’ body. (Joseph was a prominent […]
Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of […]
When Jesus met with the disciples on the night before he died, they also gathered around a table wearing the burden of discipleship. Just as Jesus shared our humanity with us, he also shared the burden of discipleship. On that night, he did invite the disciples to “Come and sit down for dinner.”
We will eat, drink, and be merry – convinced that nothing will ever be demanded of us. That we can stockpile all we need. That are big, full barns can make us safe. That power means more than well-being.
Yesterday’s suffering is still real and lasting even in the face of today’s miracle.
This Lenten communion liturgy is based on John 6. Just like the crowds, we want God’s love, the abundance of bread, healing from sickness, the peace of Christ. What we […]