Category: Lent 2019


Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday, April 20 Throughout Luke’s Gospel, Jesus has had challenging things to say to and about rich people.  The Sanhedrin sentenced Jesus to death, but as is usually the case in life there were dissenting voices.  Here at the end with Jesus’ lifeless body still hanging on the cross we hear of a rich […]


Good Friday, April 19

Good Friday, April 19 Luke 22:66 – 23:1 – 49 When morning comes, Jesus is interrogated by the Jewish leadership council known as the Sanhedrin. When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and they brought Jesus to their council. They said, ‘If you are the […]


Maundy Thursday, April 18th

Maundy Thursday, April 18th  Join us this evening at 7 p.m. as we share Holy Communion and read the story once more with a Tennebrae service.  Our reading is longer today as I invite yourself to immerse yourself in the story at the heart of our faith. Luke 22:7-13 Then came the day of Unleavened […]


Wednesday, April 17 — When Evil Overcomes a Person

Wednesday, April 17 — When Evil Overcomes a Person There weren’t accommodations for the tens of thousands of people who descended that week upon Jerusalem for the Passover Festival, so each day as evening approached the vast majority would leave the city to campsites they had set up outside the city gates. Such was the […]


Sunday, April 14 — Jesus enters Jerusalem

Sunday, April 14 — Jesus Enters Jerusalem This coming week we will read extensively from the story of the last week of Jesus’ earthly life as told in the Gospel of Luke. Previously we heard Jesus express his great sorrow over the rejection he would receive in Jerusalem, comparing himself to a mother hen rejected […]


Saturday, April 13 — A Love More Powerful

Saturday, April 13 — A Love More Powerful We continue with the reading from yesterday.  Jesus rides into the city on a donkey, fulfilling the words of Zechariah 9:9:  “The coming of Zion’s King – See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal […]


Thursday, April 11 — The Meaning of the Cross

Thursday, April 11 — The Meaning of the Cross As we approach Holy Week and ponder the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion, here are two quotes for your contemplation: The Meaning of the Cross:  “At the heart of God is the desire to forgive and to give.  Because of this He set into motion the entire redemptive […]


Wednesday, April 10 — If It Weren’t for Faith

Wednesday, April 10 — If It Weren’t for Faith Today we ponder a quote that comes from the same context as that of Nelson Mandela – the great non-violent struggle against Apartheid and all forms of injustice.  This quote comes from the South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, and is entitled, The Essence of Being […]