March 31, 2018
The women approach Jesus' grave, wondering who will roll away the grave stone for them, as they have brought spices to anoint his body. To their amazement the stone is rolled away...and they learn even more amazing news. Jesus is risen from the dead! But what will they do with this amazing news? Maybe what we least expect.
Gospel reading: Mark 16:1-8
March 29, 2018
On Good Friday, we hear the story of Jesus in his last hours. The full reading of this account in the gospel of John can be found in chapters 18:1-19:42.
March 28, 2018
What does it mean to love one another? How do we begin to show love? Jesus gives us some clues as on this night, before he is arrested with the help of a disciple Judas, he washes the feet of his friends, his disciples.
Gospel reading: John 13:12-34
March 23, 2018
Why does Jesus choose to ride a donkey on Palm Sunday? A horse would certainly be more majestic; a camel would imply being part of wealthy caravan; even an ibex has a hint of the exotic. But a stubborn, independent, homely creature? What does Jesus choice say about him and about us?
Gospel reading: Mark 11:1-11
March 16, 2018
What do you know by heart? In this 5th Old Testament covenant, God promises to give the people a different way to understand the divine. God will write the holy law in their hearts, and they can choose to live together in harmony and peace.
Old Testament reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
March 9, 2018
Have you ever asked God for help in a time of trouble? Here, the Israelites leaving Egypt are in a bad situation. They are surrounded by poisonous snakes, that they believe are a consequence of their grumbling against God. God promises that if they look on a bronze serpent Moses created, that they will live. Jesus references this story, comparing himself to this bronze snake. As Jesus is lifted up on the cross, people can look to him and be saved from sin.
Old Testament reading: Numbers 21:4-9
Gospel reading: John 3:14-21
March 2, 2018
What does it mean to live together in community? How do we keep families functional? Workplaces healthy? The 3rd of God's covenant promises to us is found in our Old Testament reading, as we hear God's 10 commandments. Exodus 20:1-17