Throughout the Lenten season, the faithful across the world draw their focus inward. We spend time reflecting on the sins and wrongdoings that we have committed, while at the same time, trusting that God in Christ, through his sacrifice on the cross, will offer us forgiveness for those things we can’t imagine being forgiven for, … More Thirst

Lent Midweek 2

Denise Wood’s Psalm 103 reflection Psalm 103, verses 1—14 Bless the Lord, O my soul,   and all that is within me,    bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and do not forget all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life … More Lent Midweek 2

Lent Midweek 1

Alan Zepp’s Psalm 19 reflections Psalm 19 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours forth speech,     and night to night declares knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words;     their voice is not heard; 4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth,     and … More Lent Midweek 1

“Lenten Locusts!”

Ash Wednesday 1 March 2017 (Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21) “Lenten Locusts!” [Pew Bibles p.1036] I didn’t think I’d be talking about locusts for my Ash Wednesday sermon, but that is pretty much where I am this morning/evening, because whenever there are verses missing in a scripture text that … More “Lenten Locusts!”

To be transformed

Matthew 17: 1-9 Today’s Gospel is described in your bulletins as: The Revelation of Christ as God’s beloved Son, where shortly before he enters Jerusalem, where he will be crucified, Jesus is revealed to his disciples in a mountaintop experience of divine glory called the transfiguration. With this mountaintop experience, today, Transfiguration Sunday, is acknowledged … More To be transformed