Day flees into the west. The lengthy shadows of afternoon have long since faded. The air carries the heat of late summer’s sun. Cicadas find their voice as the evening birds take flight into the blue heaven streaked with orange. Evening has come upon the good earth. One can now be alone with one’s thoughts-and with God. To this and to much more the ancient singer lifted song to announce: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” (Psalm 8) The beauty of this common evening stands in stark contrast to the noxious fumes of hate and division and brokenness that pollute the air of our society and of the world. Seventy-two years ago on … Read More
The Great Fifty Days of Easter reaches its conclusion with the arrival of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017. We invite you to wear “red” in some form this coming Sunday to remember the “tongues as of fire” that came to rest on the followers of Jesus on the first Pentecost following Jesus’ resurrection.
Explore What Easter Truly Means In the liturgical calendar, we designate the time between Easter and Pentecost as the Great Fifty Days. During this time we explore different facets of what Easter means, remembering that Easter is not just a day but a season. This coming Sunday, May 14, 2017, we shall take a close look at a familiar passage from the Gospel of John, John 14:1-14. This passage contains the words, “In my Father’s house are many rooms …” This coming Sunday is also Mother’s Day, and the Festival of the Christian Home. All of these themes surface in the liturgy and hymns for the celebration. We have special gifts for all the women who are in worship, so … Read More
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