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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH6OrYQHgQc https://vimeo.com/89420081 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P0tEhxfl4Y Reflection: On Maundy Thursday, we remember Judas’ betrayal, the disciples’ abandonment and Peter’s denial. Are there ways we betray, abandon or deny Jesus?
Verses to read: Matthew 26:6-16Luke 21Mark 14:1-11Romans 5:10 Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT0B-tffKvU https://vimeo.com/89420035 Reflection: On Wednesday of Holy Week, we remember the example of sacrificial worship demonstrated by the woman who anointed Jesus. What sacrifices can we make for Jesus today?
Verses to read: Luke 20Luke 21:37-38Luke 22:39Isaiah 49:1-4Psalm 110Psalm 118:19-27 Videos: https://youtu.be/pfYcLn_TBkM https://vimeo.com/89651201 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
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: https://youtu.be/2JPR05bIMkE https://vimeo.com/89117797 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?
Verses to read: Matthew 21:1-17Mark 11:1-11Luke 19:28-48John 12:12-36Philippians 2:5-11 Videos: https://youtu.be/x_5GtRnu6Mc https://vimeo.com/89013208 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
So, let’s see, what’s new since I last wrote to you... Early this week Bishop Devadhar sent an email closing all UMC facilities and ending ALL gatherings, including Drive-In Worship and Blessings. He said it’s time for the churches who have not begun using digital platforms/social media to do so. It was the right decision … Continue reading Part of the Family Update
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
During these difficult days, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the members of the Extended Cabinet are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. God of compassion,as we stand alone on this vast plain surrounded by dry boneswe recall the prophecy:“When I put breath in you, and you come to life,you … Continue reading Prayer for 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
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