PRELUDE + MEDITATION Psalm 68:32-35 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; listen, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God in […]
Where is Christ? Where did Christ go? And when will Christ be back? It is hard, being the ones in charge, because we are potential orphans too, only Christ said we would not be. He said he was going away, but he also said he was coming back again, and not only at the end of time.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” seems like a pretty tall order. The disciples do not seem too sure they can do that, given the circumstances. Judas just left in the dark, betrayal on his mind. And Phillip wants Jesus to call God down…
The kingdom of God proclaims: the truth that God in Christ understands, embraces, and redeems us in love! Jesus came that we may have life, and have it abundantly.
If you could go anywhere, right now, where would you go?
OPENING PRAYER Living Christ, we give praise and thanks that You live so we all may live. We give thanks and praise for our faith journey, through times of doubts and struggles and questions. Give us hope in times of unbelief. Give us peace in times of struggle. Give us hope in times of doubt. […]
HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!! PRAYER OF PREPARATION Living God, on the first day of the week you brought to birth a new creation through the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Fill us with the hope and joy of new beginnings, so that we may share the good news of your liberating, life-giving […]
Good Friday Worship Notes Greeting Meaning of Tenebrae Opening Prayer The Shadow of the Agony of the Spirit Reading: Matthew 26:36-44 The Shadow of Arrest Reading: Mark 14:43-49 The Shadow of Desertion Reading: Mark 14:50, 66-72 The Shadow of Accusation Reading: Matthew 27:11-18, 21-26 The Shadow of Crucifixion & Humiliation Reading: Matthew 27:27-37 The Shadow […]
Opening Prayer Holy God, We are caught in the tension of light and shadow, death and resurrection.You spoke the world into being, you illuminated the universe by your very speech, then filled the void with life. Indeed, you have filled the void of darkness and death, the empty promises of the abyss, with new life […]
Isaiah 50:4-9a 4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher,[a] that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5 The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. 6 I gave […]