Dear Beloved in Christ: Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am grieving for all those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and for the millions who have become jobless and hungry as a result of its impact on the economy. I thank God for the incredible health … Continue reading From Our Bishop: May 1, 2020
DOINGS & GOINGS ON: I continue to attend weekly meetings and trainings on Worship, Funeral, Weddings COVID19 protocols. The best news here is that Maine is doing an incredible job of “social distancing” and that the exposure rate remains relatively low. This is encouraging but we need to remain vigilant and cautious. Just think of … Continue reading Part of the Family: April 22, 2020
Articles: Hallelujah! He Is Risen!The Disciples Who Didn’t Get It Verses to Read: Matthew 28:1-15Mark 16Luke 24John 20:1-29Isaiah 52:7-10 Videos: https://youtu.be/4iaMJPMY1wQ https://youtu.be/IgMBedGh99Q https://youtu.be/E_LWSXQYSwo https://vimeo.com/89509380 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv1qCdx9jF0 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRog0PbRYxqVccCc6kDYhTR5HrNs7KxdJ A Playlist of Easter Music Reflection: On Easter Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Pray for God’s peace that is now freely available to rule in our hearts all year, … Continue reading Easter
Verses to Read: Matthew 27:62-66Isaiah 52:13-15Isaiah 53Luke 23:56Romans 6:3-11 Videos: https://youtu.be/XDYy0x1fdZU https://vimeo.com/89436644 Reflection: On Saturday of Holy Week, we remember the disciples as they experienced what they considered to be the silence of God in the midst of their fear. Consider our own need for faith to believe God is at work even when we … Continue reading Holy Saturday
Article: Why Is Good Friday Called Good? Verses to Read: Matthew 27:1-66Mark 15:1-47Luke 22:66-23:56John 18:28-19:42Psalm 22:1-18 Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1NL56LEmcw https://vimeo.com/89429101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFZzsrA0Ro Reflection: On Good Friday, we remember the sacrifice of Jesus to endure torture and death on a cross. How might we express gratitude to Jesus?
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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?