“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
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.
You can also find this post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/maundy-thursday-and-the-love-mandate_b_2941615.html The most common question I get asked during Holy Week is about this night, the Thursday before Easter. People get Palm Sunday, and Good Friday, and Easter, but tonight, Maundy Thursday, is unclear. … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Day 38 (Maundy Thursday)
Today is my weekly pastor’s sabbath. It’s the one day each week that I try to keep completely devoid of parish-related work. Except for emergencies, I don’t do anything pastoral. But tomorrow my “work week” starts again. And this is my busiest week of the year. It’s Holy Week, and in the run-up to Easter there are Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services to plan an officiate, Easter egg hunts to organize, Easter Sunday preparations to be made, and a seemingly never-ending list of details that need to be crossed off between now and Sunday. It’s hard to sit here … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Days 35-37 (Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week)
The most common question I get asked during Holy Week is about this night, the Thursday before Easter. People get Palm Sunday, and Good Friday, and Easter, but tonight, Maundy Thursday, is unclear. And the one thing people want to know the most, is this: what does “Maundy” mean? It’s a good question. Who uses the term “maundy” in their daily life? For those on the outside of the church, and even for those of us inside, it might just sound like a church service where we know we should want to go to it, but we have no idea … Continue reading The Love Mandate – Homily for Maundy Thursday
How do you live between the Sundays of Holy Week? What does it mean to be a weekday Christian? Check it out at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/holy-week-importance-weekday-christians_b_1394354.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false Continue reading “The Importance of Weekday Christians” – New piece up at Huffington Post religion