• Lenten Devotional – March 25, 2020

    Langley Hoyt, YAV Isaiah 60:17-22; Matthew 9:27-34; Psalm 146  Seeing in the Dark  I was sitting on the bus with my headphones in, listening to a politics podcast and feeling worried. As I watched H street pass by through the window, I felt a tap on my forearm. A small, older woman...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 24, 2020

    Isaiah 42:14-21; Colossians 1:9-14; Psalm 146  Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save”  Psalm 146:3 Lord, we are worried. We see the ways that folly and evil are acting upon the world and we feel helpless. We see the princes of our city, our...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 23, 2020

    Michael Weber – Lutheran Volunteer Corps Isaiah 59:9-19; Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 146  Chapter 59 of Isaiah sounds familiar. Dark times are among us. People are crying out for justice. The darkness in this chapter is instilled not just by the presence of injustice, but by a lack of truth, a lack of...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 21, 2020

    Sarah Johnson 1 Samuel 15:32-34; John 1:1-9; Psalm 23  A recent practice of mine has been to pray while doodling or coloring. Sometimes I pray about everyday things, other times I repeat a phrase or verse while I color. At a staff meeting a couple of years ago we spoke the phrase...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 20, 2020

    Sara Babcock  1 Samuel 15:22-31; Ephesians 5:1-9; Psalm 23  I feared the people and obeyed their voice  1 Samuel 15:24  The stories of Books 1 and 2 of Samuel depict the first kingships of Israel, with Samuel — prophet, priest, war leader, judge — advising them along the way. The reading today...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 19, 2020

    Genevieve Dornemann 1 Samuel 15:10-21; Ephesians 4:25-32; Psalm 23  Psalm 23 (Message Translation)  1-3 God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 18, 2020

    Jackson Droney Jeremiah 2:4-13; John 7:14-31, 37-39; Psalm 81  Sometimes it is hard to discern what God is saying to us. We have to listen carefully – through prayer, through conversations with trusted family and friends, and through our experience in worship and in daily life. God is always beckoning us, nudging us,...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 17, 2020

    Sarah Johnson Genesis 29:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4; Psalm 81  “In your distress you called and I rescued you…” (Psalm 81:7)  This phrase caught my attention and made me think about what it looks like to be rescued by God. There are stories and jokes (the man on a roof in a...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 16, 2020

    Paul Ramshaw Genesis 24:1-17; 2 John 1-13; Psalm 81  O Living One, we thank and bless you for the waters you have given us: the water that makes up 60% of our bodies; the water we drink and use to prepare our food; the water we weep when sad; the...