So once again it is Holy Week in the church. Once again we have come to the last days of Lent, and we stand on the verge of the holiest time of the entire church year. And today is Palm … Continue reading Thoughts, Prayers, and Palms: Sermon for Palm Sunday, 2018
An audio version of this sermon may be found here, or as a podcast on iTunes here. Back in Advent, when we were getting ready for the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we read the story of John the Baptist. … Continue reading Save Us: Sermon for Palm Sunday, 2017
Prince of Peace, redeemer of us all, crucified God, we have gathered at the foot of the cross, and at the entrance to the tomb, and we have rolled the stone across it. The world sometimes does it’s worst, even … Continue reading A Prayer for Good Friday
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – … Continue reading The Love Mandate: A post for Maundy Thursday
Mark 11:1-11 11:1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 11:2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter … Continue reading In the Crowd: A Homily for Palm Sunday, 2015
As we journey further into Holy Week, we have come to Maundy Thursday. One of the most common questions clergy hear this day is “what does Maundy mean?” Check out today’s Stillspeaking Devotional to find out: http://www.ucc.org/feed-your-spirit/daily-devotional/the-love-mandate.html Continue reading New Stillspeaking Devotional for Maundy Thursday
Matthew 21:1-11 21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey … Continue reading Between Sundays: A sermon for Palm Sunday, and beyond.