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Lent 2021

Ash Wednesday

A Public Confession: You were made out of soil, and you will once again turn into soil. -Genesis 3:19b (CEB) On this

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1st Sunday of Lent

Readings: Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 Seven people sat in a dimly lit circle in an otherwise empty sanctuary, ready for weekly catechism. On tonight’s agenda was the flood, when Noah’s family of eight boards a

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Easter

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Today we are celebrating and observing Easter, the culmination of Lent.  Today marks the commemoration of Jesus’s resurrection, the beginning of a new era, a time of renewal and rebirth. I hope and pray that over the last forty days you have been able to spend time in prayer and

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Holy Saturday

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Time Stands, and Lies, Still on Holy Saturday Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 How many days, months, years did it feel like for Jesus as He lay in the tomb? How many years older are all of us since last March? How devastatingly alone and hopeless did He feel? How much longer

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Good Friday

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“Jesus, the Disabled Empath” “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed into the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our profession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but

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Maundy Thursday

7 mins read

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 • Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Death, blood, deliverance, community, sacrifice, and love.  These words stand out upon reflecting on Christ’s last meal on earth. He expectantly waited and prepared to complete the culmination of his purpose on earth. To

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Holy Wednesday

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Hebrews 12:1-312:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 12:2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of

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Holy Tuesday

10 mins read

Seeing Each Other as Beloved Children of God Isaiah 49:1-7 • Psalm 71:1-14 • 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 • John 12:20-36 In the readings for today, we hear about how if we follow God, we are the children of God. In the Gospel of John, we hear the foreshadowing of the

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Holy Monday

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John 12:1-8, NRSV An Autistic Perspective on the Anointing at Bethany Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary

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Palm Sunday

14 mins read

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;     his love endures forever[1]. Okay, God. I believe that you are good, and I’m trying to believe that you are love, but this whole forever business? If this year’s taught me anything, it’s that nothing I thought was stable is

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5th Sunday of Lent

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John 12:20-33 What Do I Want? God, Here we are again this year. We have slogged through Lent and now we are climbing Golgotha on our way to a bright and clean Easter morning, where we meet You, Light Incarnate, in the garden. I feel like most people around me

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4th Sunday of Lent

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Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21 Lent is a time for ugly truths. Here’s one-we are sinners, and the world as it is–is not sustainable. I understand sin as being out of fellowship and communion with God and fellow humans. When we no longer acknowledge God as a source of love

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