Lent 2018: On Pilgrimage

Using the title of a book written by Dorothy Day, that follows her journal entries during the year 1948, we as a congregation will also contemplate being On Pilgrimage. A pilgrimage refers to a religious journey or a religious expedition that is usually made to a sacred place. Dorothy Day’s...

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Lenten Devotion March 19

Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Leviticus 23:1-8; Luke 22:1-13 O God of mercy and might, in the mystery of the passion of your Son you offer your infinite life to the world. Gather us around the cross of Christ, and preserve us until the resurrection, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,...

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Lenten Devotion March 18

By: Aria Christenson Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 54:9-10; Hebrews 2:10-18 “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” –Isaiah 54:10 Courage, this Lenten...

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Lenten Devotion March 17

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 53:10-12; Hebrews 2:1-9 In combination with the beginning of the second chapter of Hebrews, Psalm 31:9-16 tells of the suffering of humanity. The psalmist cries out, “I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel”...

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Lenten Devotion March 16

By: Faith Korbel Readings: Psalm 20; Habakkuk 3:2-15; Luke 18:31-34 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They...

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Lenten Devotion March 15

By: Chelsey Christensen Readings: Psalm 20; Judges 9:7-15; 1 John 2:18-28 Courage (as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary) noun  cour·age  \ˈkər-ij, ˈkə-rij\ : the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous : mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty Courage (as...

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Lenten Devotion March 14

By: Krista Sickert-Bush Readings: Psalm 20; Exodus 40:1-15; Hebrews 10:19-25 Courage cour·age ˈkərij/ noun The ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain or grief. A Season of Courage, our Lenten theme for these 40 days. The above definition of courage gives me both fear and...

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Lenten Devotion March 12

By: Jeremy Grenhart Readings: Psalm 126; Exodus 12:21-27; John 11:45-57 This is often considered a Community Lament Psalm, I think but it reads more like a Psalm of Trust—the ‘lament’ in the psalm is very minor and is swallowed up in the confidence that God will more than overcome problems...

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