Sunday, 29 March 2015

I Wonder What it Must Have Like to Have Been in The Crowd That First Palm Sunday . . .

John 12: 12-16
            I wonder what it must have been like in Jerusalem all those years ago, when Jesus first rode into the city on a donkey. I can picture being in the crowd in the capital city. The excitement and tension in the air is tangible. There is a festival, people are everywhere, people coming and going. I imagine, much like in a flea market or a fall fair, the food and aromas in the air and the booths with an array of different trinkets and things for sale. There is something different about this particular festival at this particular time. People are talking, Jesus is coming! 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Holy Week Services and Readings

Holy Week Services and Readings 2015

Maundy Thursday, April 2
6 pm               Soup Supper (Church Hall)
7 pm               Holy Eucharist

Readings:      Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14, Psalm 116: 1, 10-17,
                        1 Corinthians 11: 23-26, John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday, April 3
10 am             Holy Eucharist & Veneration of the Cross

Readings:      Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10: 16-25,
                        John 18: 1-19: 42 (omit gospel responses)

Easter Vigil, April 4
9 pm               The Great Vigil of Easter

Readings:      Genesis 1: 1-2: 4a, Exodus 14: 10-31, Ezekiel 36: 24-28
                        Romans 6: 3-11, Psalm 114, Mark 16 1:8

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015
8 am               Holy Eucharist
10 am             Holy Eucharist

Readings:      Acts 10: 34-43, 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, John 20: 1-18

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Risks of Being A Disciple

John 12: 20-33
What are you willing to die for?
It was a dark and cold winter’s night. It had been snowing most of the day and now that it was night, visibility was poor. The red tail lights of the car head drew closer. Traffic had stopped. Why? 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

God's Love is so Great, it Includes Even You

John 3:14-21

Okay, I am not going to lie. I love the gospel of John. Of the four, this is probably my favorite. In John’s gospel we have what can only be described as, “The Superman Jesus”. This is a Jesus who is always in control, who always knows what is going to happen next.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Paul and the Cross

Lent 3: 1 Cor. 1: 18-25.
            When it comes to the Apostle Paul, some people love him; some people don’t, and most are just confused. Sound familiar?