Maundy Thursday

ArticleS: What does "Maundy Thursday" mean?Maundy Thursday and the Command to Love Verses to Read: Matthew 26:17-75Mark 14:12-72Luke 22:1-65John 13:12-16John 13-18:27Isaiah 50:4-10 Videos: Reflection: On Maundy Thursday, we remember Judas’ betrayal, the disciples’ abandonment and Peter’s denial. Are there ways we betray, abandon or deny Jesus? 

Holy Tuesday

Verses to read: Luke 20Luke 21:37-38Luke 22:39Isaiah 49:1-4Psalm 110Psalm 118:19-27 Videos: Reflection: On Tuesday of Holy Week, we remember that it was Jesus’ usual practice to be with his disciples for the purpose of teaching and prayer. How might we follow his example this Holy Week when we are unable to be physically … Continue reading Holy Tuesday

Holy Monday

Verses to read: Matthew 21:18-26:5Mark 11:1-13:36Luke 19:41-48Luke 20:1-22:6John 12:37-50Isaiah 42:1-4Isaiah 56:1-8 Videos: Reflection: On Monday of Holy Week, we remember Jesus’ teachings to his disciples, including the greatest command: to love God and our neighbors (Matthew 22:37-40). How can we demonstrate love to God and our neighbors this Holy Week?

Palm Sunday

Verses to read: Matthew 21:1-17Mark 11:1-11Luke 19:28-48John 12:12-36Philippians 2:5-11 Videos: Reflection: On Palm Sunday, we remember that Jesus willingly went to Jerusalem in obedience to the Father, knowing that he was on a journey toward the cross. What difficulties are you going through in this time of crisis? What steps of obedience do … Continue reading Palm Sunday

Together in Christ: April 2020

A letter from Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar Dear Beloved in Christ: Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I am writing this letter on the 5th Sunday of Lent, with the lectionary focus on the death of Lazarus (John 11:1-45). In raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus not only demonstrates his deep comfort to … Continue reading Together in Christ: April 2020

Part of the Family Update: March 27, 2020

Hello members of God’s Beloved Family! I sure do miss all of you as I’m sure you are missing each other!   How different our patterns of life have become. Routines are not so routine. “We’ve always done it this way,” no longer applies to just about everything – from handwashing to spontaneous trips to the … Continue reading Part of the Family Update: March 27, 2020

Prayer for a Pandemic

by Cameron Bellm Holy God, May we who are merely inconvenienced    remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors    remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home    remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May … Continue reading Prayer for a Pandemic