Joyful Jesus, how long will we run in search of easy answers when the steadfast mountain whispers the lessons of faith to all who are afraid? Read More
In this thinnest of thin places we wait We are quiet We are awash with awe. As we go about the busyness of the day to come, help us reserve a small space set aside with you. We are waiting, Jesus, we are waiting. The time is close, but it is not time yet. We… Read More
We call this Friday good. What does “good” even mean? It’s a word so over- and misused as to be almost meaningless. We sometimes say, “Naw, I’m good” even when we’re dying on the inside. We sometimes say, “It’s good” when we really mean it’s barely good enough. We sometimes say, “Ok, good.” when we’re… Read More
Dear God, A year ago I write a Maundy Thursday prayer when we were just learning how to shelter in place, how to worship in place. I did not imagine that we would still be learning: about hybrid worship, about how to clean the church to Covid-standards between services, about public health and epidemiology. So… Read More
This week’s Preacher Party gets started a day early to help those of you who may be writing for all of the Three Days. So whether you’re struggling to put words together for Maundy Thursday, or you’re putting the finishing touches on your Easter sermon, we are here for you! As Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe reminds… Read More
God of Peace- In this season of stress, we seek your comfort. In this week of heightened emotions, we look for you to soothe our spirits. Give us the energy needed to endure any challenges this week. Pacify our anxious souls as we care for our congregants and ensure that our worship services engage all… Read More
Last year, we hoped that Easter was going to be a bursting forth from a short time in the tombs of our homes. Now, a year later, we are not yet where we thought we would be. Yet, resurrection remains true and our eternal Christian hope. Here are some liturgical offerings for this week by… Read More
Luke 24:1-12 is just the beginning of the story. The Word is told, it is shared, before it is experienced. It is heard before it is understood. Jesus’ followers have been told the Good News; and shortly they will see and experience the resurrected Jesus themselves. They have been telling Good News and soon they will be living into (but not solving) the mystery of the resurrected life, of new life. Read More
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!
With all of creation, we shout … Read More
And just like that, Lord,Palm Sunday is arriving again.It’s been a yearSince the last oneAnd we have been inVarying degrees of lockdownFor this whole time There has been no processionInto Jerusalem orAny other placeNo donkeys borrowed for the MasterNo palm branches swayingNo crowds crying their HosannasNo cloaks tossed on the ground But there have been… Read More