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Archive for March, 2020

  • April 19, 2020

    “The Disciple who Missed Easter”

    Lectionary Year A – Second Sunday of Easter

    Our scripture lesson today transports us back to Sunday evening of the first Easter.   The followers of Jesus were crowded together in a room with the door locked, shades drawn, scared sick that they would be next to feel the wrath of the religious zealots and occupying military forces.  Jesus was crucified, dead and buried.  […]

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  • April 12, 2020

    “The Week that was; A New Day has dawned”

    Year A: Easter – Resurrection of the Lord.

    Introduction What a week!  It started off with a parade and from there it literally went downhill. The Palm Sunday procession followed a dinner with friends and followers in Bethany. Jesus descended down the Mount of Olives with shouts of joyful praise. The hallelujahs and hosannas of welcoming praise soon shifted from affirmation to rejection.   […]

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  • April 10, 2020

    “It is Finished”

    Year A - Good Friday of Holy Week

    Introduction: It’s Friday during the week of the Passover in Jerusalem. Outside the city wall on the Hill of the Skull Three men hang on crosses. The hot afternoon sun beats down on them and their pain-filled bodies sink toward painlessness and peace of death. As the sun drops toward the West… And His life […]

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  • April 5, 2020

    “The Road Ahead”

    Year A – Liturgy of the Palms – Sixth Sunday in Lent.

    Today the scripture takes us to the Mount of Olives.  Looking back toward the east, we see the Jordan Valley, the City of Jericho, the Judean Wilderness and the Dead Sea.  Jesus and his disciples, like travelers across the ages, had made the long trek down from Galilee, up the long winding road to Bethany […]

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  • March 29, 2020

    “Jesus Wept”

    Year A – Fifth Sunday in Lent

    Author James McBride tells a story about a little boy named Billy who had to recite an entire Bible story in front of the church on Easter Sunday. He walked to the front of the sanctuary wearing his little suit and tie and said, “When Jesus first came to…” He blanked out completely. A deacon […]

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