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Easter and the Future

posted Apr 3, 2021, 2:56 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, April 4
Resurrection Sunday

“But he said to them,
‘Do not be alarmed;
you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth,
who was crucified.
He has been raised; he is not here.
Look, there is the place they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter
that he is going ahead of you to Galilee;
there you will see him,
just as he told you.’”
– Mark 16:6-7
Psalm 118
Isaiah 50:4-9a
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mark 16:1-8

Maundy Thursday, 2021

posted Apr 1, 2021, 9:36 AM by James Christensen

Thursday, April 1
Keep awake and pray
that you may not come
into the time of trial;
the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak."
Mark 14:1-15:47

Triumph and Tragedy

posted Mar 27, 2021, 12:51 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday
“Then those who went ahead
and those who followed
were shouting, ‘Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom
of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’”
– Mark 11:9-10
Psalm 118
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 11:1-11

The World’s Request

posted Mar 20, 2021, 11:46 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, March 21
Fifth Sunday in Lent
“Now among those who went up
to worship at the festival
were some Greeks.
They came to Philip,
who was from Bethsaida in Galilee,
and said to him,
‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’”
– John 12:20-21
Psalm 119
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hebrews 5:7-10
John 12:20-33

Patrick: Saint, Story, and Celebration

posted Mar 13, 2021, 10:01 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, March 14
Fourth Sunday in Lent
“Do not worry about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4:6-7
Psalm 107
Numbers 21:4-9
Philippians 4:4-7
John 14:15-21

Disrupting Zeal

posted Mar 6, 2021, 6:43 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, March 7
Third Sunday in Lent
“Making a whip of cords,
Jesus drove all of them
out of the temple....”
– John 2:15
Psalm 19
Exodus 20:1-6
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

God’s Promises and Our Hope

posted Feb 27, 2021, 2:04 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 28
Second Sunday in Lent
“No distrust made Abraham waver
concerning the promise of God,
but he grew strong in his faith
as he gave glory to God,
being fully convinced that God was able
to do what he had promised.
Therefore, his faith
‘was reckoned to him as righteousness."
– Romans 4:20-22
Psalm 22
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

The Good News of Lent

posted Feb 20, 2021, 10:42 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 21
First Sunday in Lent
“Now after John was arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee,
proclaiming the good news of God.”
– Mark 1:14
Psalm 25
Genesis 9:8-17
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

Ash Wednesday 2021

posted Feb 17, 2021, 8:01 PM by James Christensen

Wednesday Evening, February 17
“Yet even now, says the LORD,
return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping,
and with mourning;
rend your hearts and not your clothing.”
- Joel 2:12-13a
Psalm 51
Isaiah 58:1-14
2 Corinthians 5:16-20
Matthew 6:1-21

Listening to the Light

posted Feb 13, 2021, 9:26 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 14
Transfiguration Sunday
“‘This is my Son, the Beloved;
listen to him!’”
- Mark 9:7b
Psalm 50
2 Kings 2:1-12
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

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