Holy Week

Injustice, Good Friday 2018

Good Friday

Art by Heather Gerber, paper cutting

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Living Temple, Maundy Thursday 2018

Maundy Thursday

Art by Heather Gerber, paper cutting

In John’s Gospel Holy Week is Jesus’s second trip to Jerusalem.  It’s also when time gets ritually slippery.

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Betrayal, Holy Wednesday 2018

We do a midweek service on Wednesday which means I get to preach on Holy Wednesday.  This is the day tradition says Judas betrays Jesus.

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Palm Sunday 2018

What moments of denial are in your past_ Your future_Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why.

Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.  What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong?

The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47.

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Fear and Love, Good Friday 2017

Today Jesus dies a horrible death.
Because of us.
Our fear, our need for power.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Jn 18:1-19:42.

 

 

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Funny, Tenacious, Kind, Maundy Thursday 2017

How would you describe your Church?
Without using family, loving, welcoming, or community.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn13:1-17, 31B-35.

 

 

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Betrayed, Spy Wednesday 2017

Holy Wednesday is called Spy Wednesday because this is the day, tradition holds, that Judas went to betray Jesus to the High Priests.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn 13:21-32.

 

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Palm Sunday 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the anti-semitism that some of the Good Friday rubrics are responding to.  I used some of the suggestions in Amy Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew.

Sermon: There were two parades entering Jerusalem that day.  And a whole other group of people plotting and scheming.  How do we understand where the post-Christendom Church can best read ourselves into this story?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 27:11-54.

 

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I have seen the Lord! Easter 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Morsels & Stories: Why colour Easter eggs?  I tell the story of Mary Magdalene’s red eggs.

 

Sermon: Mary runs to tell the apostles, “I have seen the Lord!”  Just as Mary, Hannah, and Miriam also proclaimed God’s miracles.

 

The lessons for today be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:1-18.

 

 

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A Day for Pain, Good Friday 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Today we commemorate Jesus’s death on the cross, an agonizing death on a day full of pain.

 

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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