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Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

John 20:1-18 Throughout Lent – the season leading from up to Easter, we’ve been talking about the theme of Flourishing. We get to the end of Lent, the story of … Continue reading

April 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Holy Saturday Practice

In the Tomb – Scripture is silent about this day. In terms of silence and solitude, this year has been a time of either feast or famine. You may have … Continue reading

April 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Good Friday Practice

Arrest | Trial | Crucifixion | John 18:28-19:37 or Mark 15:1-47 Today is the part of the Holy Week Story that is the most troubling. The person who was the … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Easter Sunday Practice

The Empty Tomb | John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-20 We are on our tip-toes waiting, looking for the light at the end of the tunnel of the pandemic– for a … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Maundy Thursday Practice 2021

The Last Supper | John 13:1-30 or Mark 14:12-26 We call today “Maundy” Thursday because of the Latin word “mandatum,” which means “commandment.” It reminds us of Jesus’ commandment to … Continue reading

April 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Wednesday of Holy Week Practice 2021

A Day of Rest – Details aren’t mentioned in the Gospels During the pandemic our work-life balance has gotten even worse. Many people report working every day at all times … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tuesday of Holy Week Practice 2021

A Day of Controversy & Parables | Mark 11:27-13:37 That Tuesday was a day of verbal sparring in the public square of the Temple between Jesus and the religious leaders. … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Monday of Holy Week Practice 2021

Jesus Challenging the Temple Institution | Mark 11:12-19 In this past year we’ve all had to pay a heavy price. The very things that make us human – physical touch, … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Palm Sunday Practice 2021

The Victory Parade of Jesus | John 12:12-19; Mark 11:1-11 It’s an understatement to say that a lot has happened this year. In times of stress and uncertainty, when we’re … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 28, 2021

John 11:1-37, 12:9-19 Our theme this Lent is Flourishing. Lent , Passover, Palm Sunday and Easter coincide with Spring; when we naturally turn towards the future. For the Jewish people, … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

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