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Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving–it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times. Come, come again, come. ~Rumi
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The Hope of the Apostle’s
What is the Good News which we have received and upon which our hope is built? That God in Christ stands among us. The living God in whose grace we have found new life.
What is the truth of Resurrection? Is it not like a seed planted in the ground, which must die before it becomes another living thing. That which is sown in weakness will be raised in strength. That which appears to be of little value is raised in great wonder and beauty.
In this season of Lent an Easter, we thank God for the hope we have in Christ Jesus. Until God’s day of ultimate hope let us stand firm and steady in our faith. Let us seek to be Christ’s servants in word and in deed, alive to God and to God’s reign among us. Amen! (Based on I Corinthians 15)
In the month of March we began our Lenten Journey following Jesus on the way to Jerusalem. He began his ministry with a time of recollection and prayer. We then met some people on the way from the mighty Nicodemus to a boy who shared his lunch with a crowd. This month we will meet those who walked through the valley of life’s shadows and death. We will follow Jesus the cross where we will meet the Roman Ruler Pilate, a slave by the name of Simon, a Centurion and Blind Bart who found new life in walking with Jesus. As we have been reading from the Gospel of John we will conclude this season of worship with his stories of resurrection hope in Jesus.
April 06, 2014 On a Journey with Jesus
Jesus sets his face toward Jerusalem where, like Isaiah, he knows something new is breaking forth into the world. The disciples seem to express their doubts and fears about what lies ahead yet God just keeps on marching into the unknown future, like Jesus with his eyes on the prize we cannot see!
Texts; Isaiah 43:14-21 Psalm 130 p. 848 Luke 9:51-62
April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday
On this Palm Sunday as we follow Jesus to the cross we take a look at some of the people who were with him and against him: Pilate, Simon of Cyrene, Bartimaeus, a centurion soldier and the thief who craves a blessing from God. We too seek a blessing from this story of seeming abandonment and sorrow.
Texts: Isaiah 53:1-6 Psalm 31:1-8 p. 764 Mark 11:1-10 and Luke23:44-47
April 20, 2014 Celebration of Resurrection
John's Gospel tells us the story of resurrection in a series of intimate visions and appearances. Mary seems oblivious to the “beams of love” with which God surrounds our days and yet, like her fellow disciples receives the blessing of peace and freedom, forgiveness and hope amidst their shattered grief.
Texts; The Hope of the Apostle’s Psalm 96 p.815 John 20: 1-16
April 27, 2014
The pastor will be away this Sunday after Easter and our worship will be led by Richard Reed who will bring us an interesting message.
Look at Him! Look not at his divinity, but look, rather, at his freedom. Look not just at the exaggerated tales of his power,
but look, rather, at his infinite capacity to give himself away.
Look not just at the first century mythology that surrounds him,
but look, rather, at his courage to be, his ability to live, the contagious quality of his love.
Stop your frantic search! Be still and know that this is God This love, this freedom, this life, this being:
and when you are accepted, accept yourself;
When you are forgiven, forgive yourself; When you are loved, love yourself:
Grasp that Christpower and dare to be yourself!
John Shelby Song in This Hebrew Lord
The painting at the top of the page is by Anne Herbst.