May 23, 2019

Scott Lencke: Space and Place: In the Aftermath of Notre Dame

Scott Lencke Space and Place: In the Aftermath of Notre Dame This past week the world learned of the fires that burst aflame in the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. There have been a lot of responses across the spectrum, both … [Continue reading...]

Randy Thompson: It’s Spring, Sort of

Randy Thompson It's Spring, Sort of Spring typically conjures up images of robins, flowers and bright yellow forsythia blooms. That's the way spring is supposed to be for most of us. But, the reality of it here in New … [Continue reading...]

Easter Monday 2019: A Quiet, Personal Easter

Easter Monday A Quiet, Personal Easter If there is ever a day when the church goes all out, it’s on Easter Sunday. And this is as it should be. From the earliest days of the church, the Sunday of the resurrection has been the … [Continue reading...]

The 3 Days — Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday 2019 Praise and thanks remain your song of praise Hell and the devil are overcome their gates are destroyed Shout and cheer, you loosened tongues, so that you are heard in heaven Open up, you heavens,the … [Continue reading...]

The 3 Days — Holy Saturday 2019

Holy Saturday 2019 God's Godness in the grave of godlessness There is a "faith" which has forgotten what it is to doubt; a way of hearing which no longer listens to the silence; a certainty that God is close which dares not … [Continue reading...]

The 3 Days — Randy Thompson: Good Friday Meditation

Good Friday Meditation Randy Thompson It is noon, and I am sitting in the last pew, in the back of the church. I am here because it is Good Friday. I do not have any deep thoughts. I do not vividly imagine myself at … [Continue reading...]

Maundy Thursday 2019

Maundy Thursday 2019 Meal When the time came for Jesus and the apostles to eat, he said to them, “I have very much wanted to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer. I tell you that I will not eat another Passover meal … [Continue reading...]

Wednesday in Holy Week 2019

Wednesday in Holy Week 2019 Portent When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, ‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone … [Continue reading...]

Tuesday in Holy Week 2019

Tuesday in Holy Week 2019 Parable A man once planted a vineyard and rented it out. Then he left the country for a long time. When it was time to harvest the crop, he sent a servant to ask the renters for his share of the grapes. … [Continue reading...]

Monday in Holy Week 2019

Monday in Holy Week 2019 Temple When Jesus came closer and could see Jerusalem, he cried and said: It is too bad that today your people don’t know what will bring them peace! Now it is hidden from them. Jerusalem, the … [Continue reading...]