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  • Lent 37 Holy Wednesday

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 16, 2014

    by Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1-3, John 13:21-32 In the gospel of John for today, we get the story of Jesus’ betrayal by Judas. I wonder how Judas was experiencing God in the time leading up to the deal he made to turn Jesus over to the authorities. Was Judas... read more >

  • Lent 36: Holy Tuesday

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 15, 2014

    Tuesday, April 15 Tuesday in Holy Week Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 71:1-14, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, John 12:20-36 Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow. Sit in silence today with heart and mind focused on the awesome and lonely work of Christ for the deliverance of the World.

  • Lent 35: Holy Monday

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 14, 2014

    Monday, April 14 Monday in Holy Week Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 36:5-11, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 12:1-11 He will not grow faint…until he has established justice in the earth. We are the hands of Christ, serving the ever-present poor. We are the mouth of Christ, speaking the truth of God’s will to all in power. We... read more >

  • Lent 34: Last Week of Lent

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 12, 2014

    by Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 31:9-16, Lamentations 3:55-66, Mark 10:32-34 On the last Sunday before Lent Pastor Karen preached this poem sermon. We repeat it here before we enter Holy Week, as a reminder and inspiration for the Easter victory at the other end of this week. The Transfiguration sits at the finish of... read more >

  • Lent 33: Solid Rock

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 11, 2014

    Readings: Psalm 31:9-16, Job 13:13-19, Philippians 1:21-30 My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus and his righteousness I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. The walk with Christ we are getting ready to share... read more >

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