Lent 38: Good Friday

Good Friday Services at Noon (with Stations of the Cross) and 7:00 PM (Tenebrae) Readings: Isaiah 52:13—53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9, John 18:1—19:42

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Lent 37 Holy Wednesday

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...

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Lent 36: Holy Tuesday

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...

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Lent 35: Holy Monday

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...

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Lent 34: Last Week of Lent

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...

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Lent 33: Solid Rock

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...

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Lent 32:lonesome valley

Readings: Psalm 31:9-16, 1 Samuel 16:11-13, Philippians 1:1-11 Jesus walked this lonesome valley. He had to walk it by himself. Oh, nobody else could walk it for him. As he enters the valley of the shadow of death, he embodies the hope of David facing Goliath, the faith that God...

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Lent 31: Hope

Readings: Psalm 143, Jeremiah 32:1-9, 36-41, Matthew 22:23-33 The smart investment counselors would advise against a land purchase when you are about to be taken over by a foreign power and forcibly relocated against your will. But since God laughs a resurrection laugh at whatever attacks hope and security, Jeremiah...

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